Dispatches from Nepal: Sharing stories, normalizing fears

By Bethany Bray May 21, 2015

In the aftermath of the recent earthquakes that have devastated Nepal, Jeffrey Kottler has found that some of the most effective counseling tools available are empathy and a listening ear. Kottler, a professor of counseling at California State University Fullerton, is in Nepal to join the earthquake relief efforts of Empower Nepali Girls (ENG), the…continue reading

Dispatches from Nepal: Aftershocks heighten trauma, grief

By Bethany Bray May 14, 2015

The people of Nepal are focusing on basic needs right now – finding shelter, food and water; staying safe; and caring for family. Anything else, including processing the trauma that comes from experiencing a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, will come later, says Jeffrey Kottler. Kottler, an American Counseling Association member and professor of counseling at California State University…continue reading