Counselors have a role to play not only in helping clients cope with the mental health effects of climate change but also in fostering climate resilience in communities.
Counselors can help clients heal from racial trauma and take steps to intervene in the racist systems that negatively affect the mental health of Black Americans.
Being part of two different cultures and not truly feeling a sense of belonging in either is not an uncommon experience among individuals who are biracial or multiracial and those who are transracial adoptees.
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered the landscape for counselor clinicians and counselor educators, but even under the strain of having to adjust practices on the fly, professional counselors are identifying silver linings and potential opportunities.
Viewing clients, and their presenting issues, through the lens of their family systems often leads to insights and understandings that might remain obscured otherwise.