Fear and anxiety at the ballot box

Presidential elections always inspire strong feelings such as anticipation, a sense of hope and sometimes anger, but the pandemic and general chaos of 2020 have tightened the public’s tension. Voters are looking to counselors to help them cope with their anxiety and fear.

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ACA legislative briefing tackles racism, police reform and mental health issues

“We’re hopeful that through this conversation, we will learn about a variety of solutions that policy makers are thinking about—legislation that can be moved and … that the counseling community will be able to connect with ways that you all can be in better partnership with law enforcement and legislators as we all try to seek solutions together.”

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Pop-top cans: Ensuring services truly support those experiencing homelessness

Counselors can create spaces for individuals to work through feelings of guilt, shame, helplessness, hopelessness and fear associated with simply surviving from day to day.

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Social media and active listening skills don’t seem to mix

Are your clients struggling with active communication?  How social media and the pandemic are contributing to this challenge and how we as counselors can address it.

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Voice of Experience: The hurting counselor (an update)

“I know that in my prior life of poor self-care, I could not have weathered this current hurricane. Today I’m so strong, even though daily I’m feeling vulnerable and battered.”

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Fear and anxiety at the ballot box

Presidential elections always inspire strong feelings such as anticipation, a sense of hope and sometimes anger, but the pandemic and general chaos of 2020 have tightened the public’s tension. Voters are looking to counselors to help them cope with their anxiety and fear.

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Lessons learned from a community crisis

The small city of Charlottesville, Virginia, was left reeling after a large-scale White nationalist rally resulted in deadly violence in 2017, but a community of counselors quickly coalesced to offer help and hope — and to better plan for future crises.

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Choosing your path wisely

Veteran counseling professionals tackle a dozen of the most frequently voiced questions from novice counselors pertaining to navigating career options.

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