Addressing sexual violence among teens

Many youth don’t have a proper understanding of what consent actually is, because parents aren’t teaching it at home and because the sex education being taught in schools is pretty much limited to “have sex and you’ll get pregnant or catch a sexually transmitted infection.”

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The sensitivity of boundary setting in collectivist cultures

Counselors must understand that relationship boundaries considered ‘healthy’ by the dominant culture in the U.S. don’t automatically apply to immigrant and bicultural clients.

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Six steps for addressing behavioral addictions in clinical work

It is imperative that all counselors, regardless of setting, are able to recognize and respond appropriately to behavioral addictions.

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Fostering healing and community through an art and wellness magazine

An online art and wellness magazine does more than just highlight students’ creativity; it creates a therapeutic space for students, counselors and community to come together.

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Tapping into the benefits of EMDR

EMDR can be a powerful therapy for clients, but first counselors must learn how — and when — to use it effectively.

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Addressing sexual violence among teens

We have to educate our youth in all things concerning sex, not just the parts that are comfortable to discuss. Then and only then can we begin to end the cycle of teen dating violence and sexual violence.

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Voice of Experience: Three pieces of anger

Early in my career, “anger management” with clients involved a set of techniques such as deep breathing and the development of varied coping skills. While those are certainly important areas on which to focus, I was missing a piece of the puzzle at the time that is also critical in managing anger.

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