Doc Warren

Doc Warren

"Doc Warren" Corson III is a counselor and the clinical & executive director of Community Counseling of Central CT Inc. and Pillwillop Therapeutic Farm (www.docwarren.org).

  • Yogat To Be Kidding Me: A Reluctant Clinician Opens His Horizons...

    Jan 28, 2012
    As a clinician we are not immune to having personal prejudices, preferences and double standards. We may explore options with clients that we would never try personally, either due to personal preferences or religious beliefs; we understand that our clients’ are not us, have a different lifestyle, religion or sexual preference and that they do not come into counseling to learn to be or act like us. Sometimes we may simply feel immune to an issue, or rationalize that though it is an option for others, “it’s just not my thing.” Such thinking can lead us to less than optimal success if we let it.
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  • Veteran’s In Nature- Supplementing Talk Therapy With Hands On Nature Immersion: One Idea.

    Jan 18, 2012
    We all know how difficult it can be for vets when they return from active duty, whether it is a return from battle field deployment, foreign country or even stateside but separated from loved ones for months or years. Many will not seek therapeutic assistance for various reasons, some will appear to return unscathed while others self medicate; all regardless of the situation, will go through some period of adjustment that will lead to either productive (positive) or potentially devastating results.
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  • Leaving Your Comfort Zone; Expanding A Practice.

    Jan 05, 2012
    I am not sure how many clinicians by definition would be categorized as gamblers; if I had to guess I would say that few would qualify. As a whole we just don’t have a reputation for throwing caution into the wind, calling out of work for a week or two and betting our lifesavings at the track or Vegas or wherever. I personally do not even buy a lottery ticket due to the lack of probable return on my dollar. Still, sometimes in private practice or in the running of a program be it not for profit or a for profit enterprise, we find ourselves in a position where we can stay in our current familiar safety blanket that we have arguably outgrown or we can take a great risk and attempt to expand in hopes that the new program will be a great as ever, possibly greater. There is no right or wrong, just a feeling that change must come, must be defined and chances taken. Or not. “Or not” is often much safer though it runs the risk of becoming stagnant.
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  • So You Want To Open A Small Not For Profit…

    Dec 19, 2011
    Many a graduate student and frustrated agency clinician have approached me to find out how they too can open a small not for profit counseling agency. They typically have an idealistic view of how it will be and what it will look like. I myself pictured a small office, humble beginnings, not a lot of work but time to keep up on my art and reading while continuing to pay the bills and write professionally. I was right about the humble beginnings to be sure but forget the time for art, reading and leisure; you start a practice especially one like I did with only a few thousand dollars from a personal loan, no sponsors, no backers or major donors and you can be sure to learn the meaning of work. In response to requests, here is a small snapshot of my work week; your results may vary.
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  • Tough Times Call For Tough Choices

    Dec 08, 2011
    You may have noticed that I have not posted for a few weeks. I like many of you enjoyed a nice week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was a time to enjoy family, reflect on the great things that life has brought forth and for me to also reflect on my life, its direction, priorities and direction. As many of you know, I have been dealing with many nagging health issues. These issues have impacted my life to a great degree and at one time I thought they may have been working to end my life totally; thankfully that was not the case. I have seen more MD’s, specialists, APRN’s and related folks in the past six months than I can to count; thankfully though I do not have a great health plan, I am not among the millions without any health care. Still the bills pile up while I carry on.
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