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 (

  • Being Congruent

    Apr 20, 2011
    I think the first real discussion I had on the topic of being congruent came in my undergrad theories of counseling class. As a fresh faced freshman it appeared to be a new concept; one that appeared complicated on its surface but also one that was slap my forehead “I could have had a V8!” simple once I thought about it. As clinicians we have had it pounded into our beings regarding the importance of being congruent with our style, clients and our life in general. We all likely could point out many cases where our elders may have failed in some ways; it always seems easier to point out failures than to take the time to recognize people when their actions match their words and vice versa. Maybe this entry will help change that a bit.
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  • Rain on the Scarecrow

    Apr 18, 2011
    Recently I was on my way to pick up a volunteer who lacked transportation. On my way to him I could not help notice several foreclosure notices and one auction notice, all within a mile of my office. My mind started wondering at the plight of these people and soon the song “Rain on the Scarecrow” by John Mellencamp filled my head. That song focused on the plight of the American Farmer who has endured all the setbacks that the land and nature in general could throw at them only to be felled by the pen of the local banker; foreclosure is the one thing that can end their legacy. I thought about the half dozen or so clients who have lost their homes or are still desperately struggling to save their homes and of all the clients who have lost their insurance coverage after losing their jobs. While I have tried to keep everyone in treatment that needed it even if they could not pay, I have not been able to keep them all and keep this office open.
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  • Be Safe And Do Good...

    Apr 12, 2011
    Sometimes you need a fancy logo, long explanation and a media event to get a point across, other times a few will suffice. I love history and try to repeat the good while avoiding the mistakes, though life likes to give us plenty of opportunity to make our own mistakes anyway. I listen. I listen to the trees, to the people and I read as often as possible (daily) a mixture of old and new work in order to keep pace with today and learn from yesterday in order to provide a well rounded tomorrow.
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  • "It is not enough..."

    Apr 05, 2011
    Counseling can be tough on a counselor. Long hours, ok pay at best and all the heartache, turmoil and aggravation that lead clients to partake in the work related to making long and lasting change. We do this because it is what we do; some argue it was what we were made to do. Actually, I am one that has often posited that very position when talking with new clinical track graduate students: you can learn the theory, you can study the skills but nothing can make you a good clinician, you either have “it” or you don’t. Of course, I cannot define “it,” your clients cannot define “it” either in most cases but they know if “it” is in you. They know how you make them feel; they know how you motivate them and that they want to come back week after week to work on the toughest topics.
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  • Seeing Red Over All The Red Tape

    Mar 31, 2011
    I consider myself an easy going guy. I understand the need for paperwork and was taught by many a mentor that in our field if it is not documented then it did not happen. I even teach documentation to graduate students and others from time to time but I am astonished at the mountains of red tape that seem to be considered normal to some people and programs.
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