Crisis counseling via text

Crisis counseling through text feels much different than in-person counseling and demands a different approach from the responder. Words sent via text must be chosen very carefully, with the intent of validating the texter’s experience and building rapport.

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Cultivating space for inclusivity

S. Kent Butler is no stranger to courageous conversations and social justice advocacy, and as ACA’s 70th president, he plans to use these skills to create a more inclusive counseling environment.

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Counselors as agents of change

Bernadine Craft, an ACA member and former state legislator, urges other counselors to speak out for those whose voices go unheard.

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Game, set, mental health

Athletes face unrealistic expectations to be unbreakable — both physically and mentally — but they are susceptible to the same mental health problems as the rest of us.

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A hero/heroine’s journey: A road map to trauma healing

Counselors can encourage clients on a journey to transform their pain and fear into a guiding wisdom that leads them toward self-awareness and emotional growth.

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Cultivating space for inclusivity

S. Kent Butler is no stranger to courageous conversations and social justice advocacy, and as ACA's 70th president, he plans to use these skills to create a more inclusive counseling environment.

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There’s nothing small about trauma

Trauma doesn’t have to revolve around a large-scale, life-shattering event to have a profound and negative effect on clients’ mental health.

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Game, set, mental health

Athletes face unrealistic expectations to be unbreakable — both physically and mentally — but they are susceptible to the same mental health problems as the rest of us.

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Counselors as agents of change

Bernadine Craft, an ACA member and former state legislator, urges other counselors to speak out for those whose voices go unheard.

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Counseling while Black

Counselors share what it is like to experience the world as a Black person while working in a profession that remains predominantly white.

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