Counseling Today

Forty years later, counselors are still asking, ‘What Color Is Your Parachute?’

Compiled by Bethany Bray August 21, 2017

If there ever was a job seeker’s bible, it would be What Color Is Your Parachute? Four decades after Richard “Dick” Bolles’ seminal title was published, the book continues to influence job seekers and the counselors who support them. American Counseling Association member Rich Feller worked with Bolles and counts him as a mentor. Feller,…continue reading

The Counseling Connoisseur: The canvas of counseling

By Cheryl Fisher August 17, 2017

“My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue, an everlasting vision of the ever-changing view.” ~ Carole King Summertime often brings opportunities to gather with family and friends. Over grilled goodies and cold beverages, we wallow away the hours, reminiscing of old and fabricating new visions and ventures. It was during one…continue reading

Behind the book: Postmodern Career Counseling: A Handbook of Culture, Context and Cases

Compiled by Bethany Bray August 14, 2017

In a postmodern world, supporting clients through career ups and downs demands consideration of the person’s cultural context and background. “Career counseling becomes not so much a procedure but a philosophical framework for guiding the work of counselor and client,” explain Louis A. Busacca and Mark C. Rehfuss in their book Postmodern Career Counseling: A…continue reading

Embodying a critical counseling practice and radical wellness

By Javier F. Casado Pérez August 7, 2017

A supervisee committed to a multicultural counseling practice approached me feeling distressed and self-critical. In my capacity as a doctoral candidate in counselor education and supervision, I had worked with this supervisee for several months and had also worked with him the year prior. At this point, he expressed uncertainty about his most recent session,…continue reading

Keeping the focus

By Traci Pulliam Collins

During the counseling process, most clients will describe some form of interpersonal or relational trouble. This trouble might be identified as relationship dissatisfaction, conflict in a marriage or partnership, or even the absence of relationship (loneliness). One theoretical approach — emotionally focused therapy (EFT) — works well in individual, family or couple counseling. EFT for…continue reading