Voice of Experience: The mean dog

Counselors: Consider keeping this metaphor in your back pocket to help clients understand grief, addictions, trauma and other challenges that seem to linger — no matter how much you want them to go away and stop “barking.”

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Sex-positive counseling

Counselors must increase their own comfort and knowledge around sexuality before they can help clients navigate theirs.

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Counseling after brain injury: Do’s and don’ts

Counseling can make a big difference in the lives of people who have experienced a brain injury — as long as the practitioner understands the challenges they live with and nuances of their needs.

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Mental gymnastics: Navigating challenging relationships

Direct communication, including asking questions, is the best strategy for clients to navigate mental gymnastics. However, there is a discrepancy sometimes between what a person says and how they act.

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Developing competence to address undue police violence

The demands of the task are complex and politically charged, but counselors have a responsibility to address undue police violence in support of the wellness of the client populations they serve.

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Sex-positive counseling

Counselors must increase their own comfort and knowledge around sexuality before they can help clients navigate theirs.

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Voice of Experience: The mean dog

Counselors: Consider keeping this metaphor in your back pocket to help clients understand grief, addictions, trauma and other challenges that seem to linger -- no matter how much you want them to go away and stop "barking."

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Mental gymnastics: Navigating challenging relationships

Helping clients through problematic relationships can be one of the toughest challenges for counselors. Consider these strategies for addressing some of the mental and emotional issues clients face in navigating their relationships.

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Getting triggered as a counselor

Counselors will inevitably be confronted by countertransference, but by learning to recognize and manage it, an experience that has sometimes been stigmatized can become a tool for professional and personal growth.

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How to elicit and implement group feedback

Given the complex variables at play in group settings, it is critical that counselors seek client feedback directly rather than relying on their own clinical judgments regarding treatment efficacy.

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