From the President

From the president: Love, is love, is love …

Gerard Lawson January 31, 2018

February brings us a couple of fun holidays, including Groundhog Day (a personal favorite) and a few presidential birthdays. But the stores have been preparing us for St. Valentine’s Day since the day after Christmas (seriously). Aside from the blatant commercialism, it is nice to have a holiday devoted to love. In February, I also…continue reading

From the president: Resolutions

Gerard Lawson December 21, 2017

For many people, the beginning of the new year is a time for resolutions. If you would indulge me for a moment, there are a couple of “professional resolutions” that I think are worth consideration. Many of us came into the counseling profession imagining ourselves sitting across from a client who needed our support or…continue reading

From the President: Seeking and celebrating diversity

By Gerard Lawson December 1, 2017

Counselors believe that the importance of honoring diversity underpins all that we do. I identified two areas of focus for my year as president, including trauma and disaster mental health, the importance of which we have seen highlighted several times since summer. The other area of focus has to do with cultural encounters and how…continue reading

From the president: More powerful

By Gerard Lawson November 1, 2017

Late summer saw several major hurricanes touch the United States, and the impact of those storms was devastating. Whenever an impending hurricane is described as powerful (as these were), we tend to tune in for predictions of the storm’s path, ongoing coverage as it makes landfall and, finally, initial assessments of the resulting damage. And…continue reading