Counselors can serve as a steadying presence as individuals, families and caregivers confront the array of challenges and intense emotions that follow an Alzheimer’s disease or dementia diagnosis.
Counselors share the lessons they’ve learned along the way in their efforts to translate the ideal of multicultural competence into practical action.
When it comes to assessing for and treating depression in clients, counselors must be careful to steer clear of one-size-fits-all thinking.
A counseling license doesn’t inoculate practitioners against wrestling with “what if” thinking, struggling with problems in their home life and personal relationships, or experiencing some of the same hardships that they help clients walk through.
By sensitively — yet straightforwardly — addressing the topic of suicide, counselors can encourage clients to open up about an issue that too often remains shrouded in shame and stigma.