Counseling Connoisseur: Death and bereavement during COVID-19

This is a difficult time complicated by the inability to participate in traditional death and grief rituals and activities. Yet, we are a resilient people, capable of innovation as we craft creative ways to connect with one another during times of grief.

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Counselor considerations for disclosing LGBTQ+ identity

The issue of counselor self-disclosure is always tricky, but it can be especially so for clinicians who must determine how — or whether — to come out to clients.

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Affirming all shades of the rainbow

Even as the LGB community steadily gains wider acceptance across society, individuals who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming often struggle to find affirmation or even a safe place to be themselves.

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Voice of Experience: Knowledge is a coping skill

We’ll get through this. Here are some ways we can manage our stress and that of our clients as we work through this pandemic.

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Coping with the (ongoing) stress of COVID-19

“People are going to be all over the spectrum as far as how they’re doing, what they’re doing and how it’s affecting them. Don’t assume anything, even if you’ve been working with a client for some time. This [pandemic] may be a huge setback for them.”

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Affirming all shades of the rainbow

Even as the LGB community steadily gains wider acceptance across society, individuals who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming often struggle to find affirmation or even a safe place to be themselves.

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Counseling’s evolution under COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered the landscape for counselor clinicians and counselor educators, but even under the strain of having to adjust practices on the fly, professional counselors are identifying silver linings and potential opportunities.

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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.