Counseling Today

Study: Genetic wiring as a ‘morning person’ associated with better mental health

By Bethany Bray February 11, 2019

Are you a morning person or a night owl? Most people consider themselves to be one or the other, with a natural inclination for productivity either in the morning or after sunset. Not only are these tendencies wired into our genes, but they have a correlation to mental well-being, according to a study published Jan.…continue reading

Counseling encounters with the puppet masters

By Gregory K. Moffatt February 5, 2019

Utter the words sociopath or psychopath in any public forum, and everyone knows what you’re talking about. “Like serial killers, right?” Yeah, like serial killers. Even in clinical settings, these dated terms are sometimes still used. They’re simply easier to say than antisocial personality disorder (APD), the label currently given in the fifth edition of…continue reading

Counseling Connoisseur: Cannabidiol and mental health therapy

By Cheryl Fisher February 4, 2019

Carol presented with concerns related to continuous panic attacks that were jeopardizing her work as a medical professional. “I can’t think straight when they happen and I cannot be this debilitated when I see patients,” she explained. Carol had also been self-medicating with alcohol on the weekends to “ease the stress.” Throughout a year and…continue reading

CEO’s Message: In support of thousands of professional counselors

Richard Yep February 1, 2019

Next month, thousands of professional counselors, counselor educators, researchers and graduate students will convene in New Orleans for the ACA 2019 Conference & Expo. This annual event comprises more than 400 education sessions, over 100 exhibitors and countless opportunities to network with those who understand your unique professional role. In some ways, I think this…continue reading