Psychological abuse is a complex and prevalent issue that can go unnoticed unless clinicians learn to recognize the signs and use appropriate interventions to support clients.
Working with a client who committed a sex crime taught one counselor the importance of building rapport and finding creative ways to help the client regain a sense of humanity and connection.
If counselors assume the role of a “savior,” then they risk stripping clients of their empowerment and ability to make meaningful progress.
Understanding how the pandemic has disproportionately affected the wellness and mental health of Native American communities can lead to pathways for healing.
Because alexithymia can be a risk factor for a range of mental health problems, counselors need to know how to identify and treat the symptoms of this condition.