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Behind the Book: Counselor Self-Care

By Bethany Bray April 23, 2018

There is no perfect plan when it comes to self-care. The important thing is to have a plan and make self-care a career-long focus. Not only will the methods that counselors find effective vary from practitioner to practitioner, but a self-care routine will also need to evolve to meet changing needs throughout a counselor’s career.…continue reading

The Counseling Connoisseur: The contour of hope in trauma

By Cheryl Fisher March 30, 2018

“Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.”― Euripides   Recently I was invited to provide an afternoon keynote at a conference examining community trauma and human violence. The morning keynote speaker, Reverend Matt Crebbin, gave a compelling presentation about his congregation’s role in helping Newtown, Connecticut rise from the violence that devastated Sandy Hook…continue reading

Disclosing an innermost secret

By Bethany Bray March 26, 2018

Should I tell my partner about my abortion? Fielding questions about sensitive and complicated topics is all in a day’s work for many professional counselors. This question, however, is one that counselors must handle with particular care. Abortion is among an infinite number of scenarios that clients might want to work through with a counselor…continue reading