ACA Blog

  • Stephanie Adams

    Close To Home: The Shooting in College Station, TX

    • Stephanie Adams
    Aug 14, 2012
    Most of the time, when I am passing by the George Bush Drive and Wellborn Road intersection in College Station, TX, I am on my way to the fitness center I joined last month. I am thinking about how I will get through an hour of painful Zumba. From now on, whether I want to or not, I will be thinking about the deaths that occurred there on August 13, 2012.
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  • Ryan Thomas Neace

    3 Reasons You Keep Getting Turned Down for Counseling Internships.

    • Ryan Thomas Neace
    Jun 11, 2012
    In my work with counselors-in-training, I see common mistakes in attempts to land internships. At my practice, I regularly receive undergraduate and graduate internship applications from 5 institutions within a 3-4 hour radius, and handful of applications from across the US. Also, I’m fortunate enough to be privy to the shared experiences of students in my care. Certainly, not all students (or programs) are created equally, but the kinds of mistakes I see in attempts to secure internships don’t discriminate – State vs. Private, Small vs. Large, Well-known vs. Obscure, etc. No matter from which kind of program counselors-in-training come, they’re mis-stepping to the beat of the same drum. Here are 3 of 10 reasons why you keep getting turned down for counseling internships:
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  • Ryan Thomas Neace

    Job Me! 5 Strategies for Counselors-In-Training Seeking Internships & First Clinical Work

    • Ryan Thomas Neace
    Jan 31, 2011
    I loved school. No. I LOVED school! It was so warm and fuzzy and friendly. The long hallways, the new books, the teachers. The pillars, the brick, the courtyards. Having that feeling of being among like-minded individuals. The constant rush of eager minds whizzing by en route to some important destination. But of course, it does eventually end.
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  • Marianela Medrano-Marra

    Counseling in Higher Education

    • Marianela Medrano-Marra
    Mar 03, 2010
    Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you. -Rumi As a new director of counseling at the community college level, I am greeted by a pressing need to think creatively and proactively to counterbalance the myriad students’ needs on the rise while the resources to address those needs decline. The severity of psychological and academic problems among college students disrupts the balance they need to achieve academic success. Counselors in community colleges need to wield kaleidoscopes with ample lenses that embrace the multiplicity of issues.
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