ACA Podcast Series


Since 2008, ACA has provided a series of podcasts aimed to help you save time and money as you strive to stay well-informed on professional issues.

These podcasts—prerecorded interviews posted on the ACA website—can be downloaded to your computer so that you can listen to them at your convenience while at home or work. They also can be added to your iPod for use while taking a walk, on the treadmill, in the car, or whenever you have time.

Most podcasts offer opportunities to earn Continuing Education credits. If you are interested in earning CE credits click here.  

The podcasts can also be accessed by visiting our Professional Development Center

Transcripts for select podcasts can be found here.

Member Price: $22.00
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HT029 – Counseling Military Families

Dr. Lynn K. Hall

Speaker: Dr. Lynn K. Hall is the Dean of the College of Social Sciences at the University of Phoenix. Dr. Hall has previously been a Professor of Counseling at Western New Mexico University, a school counselor, and had a private practice specializing in marriage and family therapy. Dr. Lynn Hall is the author of Counseling Military Families: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know.

Among other things, Rebecca Daniel-Burke asks the following questions:


  • Why did you write the book and what does it offer?
  • Why should counselors be concerned with distinctions/differences between military families vs. civilian families?
  • Why do people join the military and who joins?
  • What are some of the basic cultural issues that all counselors should know or understand about military families?
  • How is the military different now (as a volunteer force) than in the past when it was required service?
  • How do counselors in different settings (i.e. private practice, VA, schools, etc) use this information?
  • What are the “typical” transition stages that families go through when a service member is deployed or gone for long term training?
  • What are a few distinct issues for military spouses and military dependents?
  • When I was working with military families overseas, I noticed soldiers felt a stigma would be attached to them if they sought counseling and that it would somehow affect their ability to move up in the ranks. What are your thoughts regarding this perceived stigma?
  • We often talk about concerns/issues that cause stress with military families – but what are the positives, the strengths of military life for families?
  • ACA now has 50,000 members, many of them are clinical counselors who will be listening to this podcast, is there anything I have not asked you that you want our members to know?

Running Time: 52:15
Date Recorded: 5/9/12

Email speaker Lynn K. Hall at
Email host Rebecca Daniel-Burke at


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