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. Updates will be posted at the ACA website, counseling.org.
Relevant resources and information:
- ACA page of COVID-19 related resources, including information about telebehavioral health, taking care of your emotional and mental health during times of uncertainty and more.
- ACA’s state-by-state breakdown of telebehavioral health resources
- Counseling Today‘s June magazine has already been sent to the printers and ACA members should be receiving it via U.S. Mail soon. More than 10 years of Counseling Today is available digitally for ACA members to browse or download here.
- Coronavirus anxiety resource page from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- ADAA blog post written by ACA member Stephanie Woodrow: “Flipping the Script: How Becoming a COVID-19 Patient Challenged My Skills as an Anxiety Therapist“
- Mental health and COVID-19 resources from Mental Health America
- COVID-19 related resources from Postpartum Support International for mothers, parents and families (including online support groups and a 24-hour help line via phone or text)
- If you are overwhelmed or in crisis, the Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24-7 support. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Recent articles at CT Online on coronavirus and related topics:
- Our June cover story: Counseling’s evolution under COVID-19
- Also from the June magazine: Coping with the (ongoing) stress of COVID-19
- Death and bereavement during COVID-19
- Adjustment disorder in the time of COVID-19
- How to help domestic violence clients during shelter-in-place situations
- How do counselors support clients during the coronavirus pandemic?
- The psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on Asian Americans: Counselor interventions and considerations
- A note of encouragement for counseling students during COVID-19
- How to talk to children about the coronavirus
- Managing the culture of breaking news
Related reading, from the Counseling Today archives:
- “Living with anxiety”
- “The mental health effects of sheltering-in-place“
- “Lending a helping hand in disaster’s wake“
- “The Counseling Connoisseur: Compassion and self-care during flu season“
- “Counseling Connoisseur: Thanatechnology – Grief and loss in a digital world”
- “Stumbling blocks to counselor self-care“
- “Virtual school counseling brings unique rewards and challenges“
- “Apps4Counseling: What’s in your digital toolbox?“
- “Learning to love (or at least leverage) technology“
- “Technology Tutor: Ethical and legal considerations of counseling tech“
- “Technology Tutor: Are you prepared for the unexpected?“
- “Making it safe to talk about suicidal ideation“
- “Addressing intimate partner violence with clients“
- “Grieving everyday losses”