The recent rise in suicide rates among marginalized communities highlights the need for counselors to use culturally responsive practices when assessing suicide risk.
When working with people with disorders that are associated with more dangerous behaviors, counselors must be prepared to assess the client’s risk of violence to themselves and others.
Supportive friendships can improve people’s professional and personal lives and remind them that life is more than just work.
It’s easy for counselors to become isolated unless they are intentional about joining professional organizations that meet their needs.
Clients often use their words and behaviors as weapons, and how counselors respond to this makes a difference in the therapeutic outcome.