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Integrating addictions counseling into LPC licensing

By Bethany Bray April 10, 2014

The process to become a licensed professional counselor (LPC) qualifies the license-holder to work with clients who present with posttraumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorders and other diagnoses listed in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Why then, would addiction – another DSM-5 diagnosis – be any different?…continue reading

Using the FOCUS model to work with caretakers of adult children

By Susanne Beier and Merri Drake April 7, 2014

Recently, a colleague shared the news that her adult daughter had been diagnosed with cancer. Her first reaction? “This cannot be true! There must be some mistake! How can this be?” — especially when her daughter had live such a healthy lifestyle. From her first reaction of total disbelief, the mother moved on to trying…continue reading

Advocating for ‘one-stop shopping’ health care: Q+A with ACA’s Interest Network for Integrated Care

Compiled By Bethany Bray April 3, 2014

“One-stop shopping” is viewed as a good thing when it comes to buying groceries, picking up a prescription, grabbing a cup of coffee and filling your gas tank. Why not do the same when it comes to physical and mental health care? This concept is the focus of the American Counseling Association’s Interest Network for…continue reading