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Why do cops avoid counseling? Eight myths about law enforcement officers and mental health treatment

By Jessika Redman January 23, 2018

Most clinicians who work with law enforcement officers will tell you that the experience can be a little different. Sometimes, it seems to incorporate elements of a spy thriller. First, the call from the unknown number. Then, the interrogation from the unidentified caller, asking about your experience with cops, your ability to keep secrets and…continue reading

SAMHSA shutters database of evidence-based practices

By Bethany Bray January 19, 2018

A public database of evidence-based practices for the treatment of mental illness and substance abuse disorders has stopped accepting new entries. Federal officials announced the discontinuation of the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices earlier this month. Overseen by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the online database lists more than…continue reading

Angry nation: A counseling perspective

By Carol ZA McGinnis January 18, 2018

“O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave …” is a favorite line in our country’s National Anthem because it seems to simultaneously confirm our current liberties and challenge us to answer how relevant this symbol still is. In light of the events of the past year — horrific shootings, kneeling protesters, the ravages of…continue reading