Marathon vs. sprint: Building a sustainable career as a professional counselor

ACA members share personal stories of what they have done (and are currently doing) to stay fresh, inspired and energized over the long haul of a counseling career.

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Spotlight on: The ACA Graduate Student Ethics Awards for Doctoral Degree Students winner

Award-winning essay by doctoral students Connie Elkins, Jay Tift and John Bender of Lindsey Wilson College

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Spotlight on: The ACA Graduate Student Ethics Awards for Master’s Degree Students winner

Award-winning essay by master’s-level students Samantha Burton, Ingrid R. Pipes, Ben Stoviak and Katie Voorman of Carlow University

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Helping clients rebuild after separation or divorce

Divorce is a devastating event that no one wants to experience. But clients can rebuild their lives and have a hopeful future.

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@TechCounselor: Managing the culture of breaking news

Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we take care of ourselves when filtering information through social media and traditional media outlets. It’s OK to set boundaries, create buffers, and take breaks.

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Counseling Today

COVID-19 update and resources

The American Counseling Association is working to keep its members and the public informed as the new coronavirus, COVID-19, becomes an increasing reality and issue of concern across the United States.

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Counseling in jail

Working as a counselor at an adult detention facility bears little resemblance to more “traditional” counseling, but the focus remains on treating each person as a human being while listening to stories of unresolved grief, tragedy and trauma.

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Help wanted: Managing work stress

Work stress rarely takes a day off or remains confined to the office, instead spilling over into clients’ personal lives and relationships in ways that can do serious damage if left unchecked.

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