ACA Blog

  • Brooke Collison

    A Counselor Educator in Kenya—Campus Visitors

    • Brooke Collison
    Aug 30, 2012
    Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) where my wife and I have taken residence this week has enough of the old British tradition attached to it that there are tea breaks at 10:15 and again at 4:00. I’d personally like to find a cup of black coffee at those times, but having a cup of the local chai—hot milk, some tea, and lots of sugar—can be kind of nice.
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  • Anderson Antoine

    My Perspective of Psychoanalysis

    • Anderson Antoine
    Aug 30, 2012
    If by any chance you don’t understand Sigmund Freud’s system or model of personality development, look beneath the surface. Start looking ‘outside the box’. It just may be, that you have crushed your world into such a tiny box that nothing else can venture in. Well, in this case, you are proposing that your world is the only world. Maybe you truly believe that your world is the one correct world of ideas about how one’s personality evolves.
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  • Grace Hipona

    Evolving Philosophy

    • Grace Hipona
    Aug 28, 2012
    As you all may have noticed, I have strayed away from my initial subject of supervision in counseling. I felt that I needed to verbalize the significant events that were occurring around me.
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  • Kristen Eckhardt

    A Reminder from Isaac

    • Kristen Eckhardt
    Aug 28, 2012
    I’m writing this post early knowing that Isaac is on its way and losing power for a few days is a realistic possibility. Aside from getting important things done, my husband and I have prepared for Isaac as best we could--canned goods, water, flashlights, batteries, weather radio, and important documents all ready to go. We’ve been in Baton Rouge for less than three weeks, and while we certainly knew that storms are a possibility, we certainly didn’t think one would happen so soon. Our storms in Nebraska could be severe, for sure, but didn’t last for days at a time. We know we’ll get through Isaac just fine, but we’re both still apprehensive about our first big storm.
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  • Christian Billington

    Mad Props to Humankind

    • Christian Billington
    Aug 27, 2012
    Life can be hard sometimes and there is always something to think about, but for the most part it is a wonderful adventure. I love the universality of sharing this space with so much diversity and difference that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. I am happy that we are able to adapt in such remarkable ways; to adversity, to disability, to environmental changes, all of which allows life to continue for the most part unabated. There is a certain resiliency we possess and I wonder everyday where it derives from.
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  • Pam Ebert

    Social Justice for Appalachia?

    • Pam Ebert
    Aug 27, 2012
    This week I’ve been thinking a lot about social justice and how the concept can be applied to our region. According to Chung & Bemak (2012) Social justice can be defined as issues that involve the individual, the family, the community, the wider society, and even the international community. It refers to unfair treatment or inequities that have resulted from racism, sexism, socioeconomics, sexual orientation, religion, ableism and other “isms” all o which affect quality of life.
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  • Natosha Monroe

    Tax Dollars Paying High School Kids to Go To School. What’s Wrong With This Picture?

    • Natosha Monroe
    Aug 27, 2012
    A co-worker just informed me the other day that my tax dollars are currently being used to pay teenagers in the Washington, DC area to attend high school. HUH?? I really couldn’t believe that. Has a portion of our society seriously forgotten that we are fortunate to have a public education system where any child can receive education (and receive free meals, school supplies, etc in many cases)? And now we’re going above and beyond that entitlement to now adopting a mindset that tax dollars should be used to PAY teenagers to get them into a classroom? What’s wrong with this picture?
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  • Anthony Centore

    Is Your Counseling Practice Built to Sell? (Part 1 of 2)

    • Anthony Centore
    Aug 27, 2012
    If you’re just getting started in private practice, selling your counseling business is possibly the last thing on your mind. However, it’s never too early to start laying the groundwork for building a counseling practice that will someday be attractive to an acquirer. In fact, realizing at the beginning that there will one day be an ending is good forethought.
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  • Deb Del Vecchio-Scully

    Putting the Brakes On

    • Deb Del Vecchio-Scully
    Aug 27, 2012
    I am in the process of taking an online course – Trauma-Informed Art Therapy by Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC. One of the assignments was to watch a video “Putting on the Brakes” featuring Babette Rothschild in which she describes the need to work with traumatized – if not all clients at their own pace, allowing time to decompress from the emotional intensity experienced during a therapy session. She likened this process to the balance of driving a stick shift car and the need to apply the gas and the brakes to move forward and to foster safety. It is one of the many pearls of wisdom I have gained through this course and other trainings given by Cathy.
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  • Haylee Wilson

    “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

    • Haylee Wilson
    Aug 27, 2012
    Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health. Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Licensed Professional Counselor. Linguistic lore states that the Inuit culture has numerous words for “snow” and it seems that Americans have numerous words for “counselor”. Even I’ll admit, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming when I tell people what I will be once I’ve completed my Master’s degree.
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