Online Exclusives

Nonprofit News: Easy ways to lose clients and your reputation

By “Doc Warren” Corson III November 30, 2015

Nonprofit News covers issues that are of interest to counselor clinicians working in a nonprofit setting. This month’s column focuses on several common mistakes that can have a deep impact on your program. No matter how talented the clinician or staff, mistakes will indeed occur from time to time. The key is to address those…continue reading

Medicare bill gains critical co-sponsor

By Bethany Bray November 23, 2015

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has agreed to co-sponsor a bill that would allow professional counselors to be reimbursed for care of clients who have Medicare health insurance, an issue the American Counseling Association has long advocated for. The Colorado Democrat’s endorsement of the bill carries significant weight because he sits on the U.S. Senate Committee…continue reading

Revisiting Ferguson

By Holly Wagner, Christina Thaier and Brian Hutchison November 17, 2015

[Editor’s note: Roughly one year ago, CT Online wrote an article about the initiatives the counseling department at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) was engaging in as protests and turmoil rocked the city of Ferguson after Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was fatally shot by a white Ferguson police officer, Darren…continue reading

Understanding how counselors are regulated

By Brian Carnahan and Christin Jungers November 10, 2015

The mission of occupational licensing boards is public protection. In essence, that means a licensing board exists to ensure that unqualified persons do not practice in a profession. Licensing boards do this by applying a set of standards to determine minimum qualifications. Supporting licensees and applicants is important, but protecting the public is the first…continue reading