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Counseling Today
Counseling Today
November 2014
Cover Story
30 A steadying hand By Laurie Meyers
Nothing can truly prepare counselors for all they will encounter as they launch out on their professional journeys, but effective supervision provides a safe space for growth, change, exploration and guidance.
40 Knowledge Share
Responding to the rise in self-injury among youth
By Brent G. Richardson & Kendra A. Surmitis
It is critical for counselors working with adolescents
to have a clear understanding of nonsuicidal self-injury and to take the proper steps to minimize contagion among teenage peers.
46 Reader Viewpoint
The case for animal-protective counseling practice
By Peter Wollheim
Given the growing contributions of animals as “co-therapists” and the proven mental health benefits
of animal companionship, is it time for the counseling profession to formally protect animal welfare through ethical principles and professional practices?
52 Reader Viewpoint
Entering the danger zone
By John Sommers-Flanagan
There are compelling reasons why counselors need to find the courage to talk with boys about sex and pornography.
Need to Know
5 From the President 7 CEO’s Message
8 Letters to the Editor
10 Washington Update
12 Deconstructing the DSM-5
19 Risk Management for Counselors
20 Private Practice Strategies 22 Neurocounseling: Bridging
Brain and Behavior 26 New Concepts in the
ACA Code of Ethics
28 Counselor Career Stories: Michael Schmit
43 CT Learning Test 58 Bulletin Board
A sampling of recent exclusives at CT Online
n Unethical supervision practices increase student vulnerability
n Facebook: Don’t let friends’ cries for help go unanswered
n Interventions with nursing home residents
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