Counselors, represent!

We have fantastic representation in our state and national counseling associations and plenty of empirical research on topics of interest, yet we are not insistent on providing that content to our communities.

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Counseling from an editor’s perspective

By using the journalism technique of three-word narratives, counselors can “elicit story” from their clients and help them pursue alternative life narratives.

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One in three American kids affected by adverse childhood experiences

One-third of American children have gone through a negative experience that can have lasting implications for their physical and mental health, according to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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Counseling survivors of sexual violence

Sexual violence plagues every facet of society. Sexual violence does not discriminate, regardless of demographics.

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Supporting survivors of suicide loss

How can we, as mental health professionals, help clients who have lost a loved one to suicide?

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Counselors, represent!

As a licensed professional counselor, you have knowledge, awareness and skills that would be tremendously useful in times of strife. It is just a matter of getting that content “out there” in the public.

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Counseling survivors of sexual violence

The Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies provide a framework to best support survivors of sexual violence not simply on the intrapersonal level but on all socio-ecological levels.

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Supporting survivors of suicide loss

Grief journeys can be difficult enough without the additional layers that come with a suicide loss. Gaining additional expertise in counseling survivors of suicide loss through training, consultation and supervision can make all the difference in the care you provide to clients.

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How do you know it’s not counseling?

Individuals with dementia are frequently looking for a sense of safety and security. Letting clients know that they are not alone in their fear is crucial.

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Procrastination: An emotional struggle

Mental health professionals are increasingly beginning to recognize and treat chronic procrastination as something much deeper than a time-management or lifestyle issue.

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Going beyond sadness

When it comes to assessing for and treating depression in clients, counselors must be careful to steer clear of one-size-fits-all thinking.