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).

  • Working with LGBT clients

    Jul 11, 2011
    A few years ago my phone rang and there was a gentleman looking for services for himself and significant other. He discussed his reasons for needing therapy: an abusive relationship, addiction, financial issues; the “typical” relationship ills that often leads to therapy but I sensed there was something more. He said “um… I’m gay and my significant other is a man… is that a problem?” I replied honestly “Is it a problem for you?” he responded that it was not, he was gay, had been gay his entire life but that he had been denied treatment at three different offices for family counseling because of his “lifestyle.” I informed him that I would have no issue working with him so long as our schedules could find a time in common, and for the life of me could not understand why anyone would turn down a person who was seeking assistance based on their sexuality.
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  • Perception is Reality: the Fascinating World Through the Eyes of Others

    Jun 30, 2011
    We have all learned the concept of behavioral therapy that humans are bothered not by things but by their perceptions of them. Even if we are not behaviorally based therapists, we were taught this in our counseling introduction courses. Some of us made it our carrier while others found schools that were more congruent to their lives and personal style. There is no “one” school that holds all the answers. This blog however will focus on one event and the very different perceptions held by two individuals. I hope you find it as fascinating as I did.
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  • Counselor As Person: Clients Who Invade Our Personal Space And Positive Outcomes Emerge

    Jun 27, 2011
    Thoughts of the last two weeks fill my head and I have been fighting two divergent ideas: to share a personal crisis in this blog or simply pretend that nothing had happened. A client unwittingly provided the answer and taught me a valuable lesson in the area of a counselor being a person as well as a professional. I will try to elaborate in the space below.
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  • Reading For Recovery

    Jun 20, 2011
    Sometimes we do something big that makes a deep and lasting impact on those we serve; other times we do something much smaller but that still can have an impact. While we cannot always go big, the small stuff can add up to so much. We have all read of the power of positive thinking, the impact of a smile, kind word or even a welcoming posture and how they can make a difference, but have you ever thought of the potential impact of something more passive, smaller than even a smile but just as easy?
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  • Clinician Heal Thyself: When a Coworker or Volunteer Takes Their Life

    Jun 06, 2011
    As clinicians we do what we can to prepare for the unpreparable; we want to try to be ready for whatever our clients throw at as. We study the literature, consult with other professionals, read case studies and do whatever we can to be ready for the call that means a crisis has occurred. But what happens when the call comes and it is not a crisis from without but from within? Are any of us prepared for a crisis from within our own walls? Are we prepared for an untimely death? Are we prepared for a suicide? Can we ever truly be prepared?
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