Voice of Experience: Violations of trust

Perhaps most damaging is when counselors — those of us entrusted with the scariest and most embarrassing secrets carried by clients — violate that trust in an unethical manner.

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Using the ‘tap in dedication’ technique

A technique adapted from the world of theater may offer counselors a helpful way to deal with sensitive subjects, remain present and engaged with clients, and still leave work at the door at the end of each day.

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‘But my clients don’t get eating disorders’

Even if they don’t specialize in eating disorders treatment, counselors need to be aware of common dilemmas related to clients who struggle with eating, weight and body image.

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The darker side of sleep

For many people, getting a good night’s sleep could depend on the identification and treatment of trauma-induced insomnia.

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The forces that could shape counseling’s future

Forty diverse counselors give consideration to what might pose the most significant change, challenge or opportunity to the profession over the next decade.

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Voice of Experience: Violations of trust

"An ethical 'oopsie' that violates trust might never be known to anyone else. But then again, it might. Even the slightest breach might damage a client’s trust to the point that they will never seek counseling again. And that, my dear colleagues, is unforgivable."

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Counselors look back on 2020

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, what advice would professional counselors give to their colleagues? Practitioners reflect on the challenges and successes, losses and unexpected gifts of 2020 -- a year like no other.

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Using the ‘tap in dedication’ technique

A technique adapted from the world of theater may offer counselors a helpful way to deal with sensitive subjects, remain present and engaged with clients, and still leave work at the door at the end of each day.

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The darker side of sleep

For many people, getting a good night’s sleep could depend on the identification and treatment of trauma-induced insomnia.

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Our most-read articles of 2020

What were counselors reading in 2020? Many of Counseling Today’s most-clicked articles reflect the upheaval and uncertainty felt throughout the year.

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Grief and the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is a perfect example of how understanding the different types of grief, especially original grief, can be helpful to us when we experience current daily triggers, because our deep grief awareness can better inform the tools we implement to ground ourselves.

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