Online Exclusives

Four questions for NIMH Director Thomas R. Insel

Interview by Frank Burtnett March 31, 2015

Thomas R. Insel has served as the director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) since 2002, gaining respect as a leader who supports research that will help us understand, treat and even prevent mental disorders. During his tenure, major breakthroughs have been made in the areas of practical clinical trials, autism research and the role…continue reading

The Hope Chest: The writing on the wall

By Kim Johancen-Walt March 16, 2015

Through our traumas, we are often at risk of ingesting our perpetrators, continuing to perpetuate the same cycles of abuse and abandonment on ourselves and on others, and believing the messages of unworthiness communicated through the injuries that were inflicted. Left unchecked, these messages can be fully absorbed like toxins through our skin, and we…continue reading

Saturday keynote: Counselors are the magic pill

By Bethany Bray March 14, 2015

Counselors Jeffrey Kottler and Richard Balkin delivered a fast-paced, information-packed keynote talk peppered with humor, visual clips and abundant insight this morning at the ACA 2015 Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida. The duo kicked off the conference’s second day with an address about the importance of relationships – both in and outside the counseling…continue reading