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Behind the Book: Counseling Research: A Practitioner-Scholar Approach

By Bethany Bray April 17, 2017

The first paragraph of the preface in Richard Balkin and David Kleist’s book Counseling Research: A Practitioner-Scholar Approach acknowledges that research is probably not something that most counselors get excited about. However, it’s a much-needed endeavor and something that counselors are particularly suited for, they write. “Counselors make great qualitative researchers because of the natural…continue reading

The Counseling Connoisseur: Pet loss: Lessons in grief

By Cheryl Fisher April 11, 2017

  “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” — Anatole France   *****   On Jan. 22, following a three-week whirlwind diagnosis and decline, my husband and I said goodbye to our 6.5-year-old goldendoodle, Lily. Her disease had rendered this Frisbee-catching superstar unable to stand or walk. She needed…continue reading