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    A Counselor’s Evolving Relationship with Supervision Theory

    • Amber Samuels
    Sep 15, 2020
    When I reflect on how my supervisory style and theoretical orientation to supervision have evolved, I recognize that it continues to be a goal of mine to do whatever I can to facilitate a space for my supervisees that is inviting and facilitates growth.
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  • JoeMurphy

    Building Rapport with Your Students

    • Joe Murphy
    Sep 14, 2020
    Every counselor knows that it’s important and vital to build rapport with the students in your school at the beginning of the year in order to help them feel safe and trust you with personal information.
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  • Dr. Gerald Brown

    Cultivating an Anti-Racist Philosophy at Home

    • Gerald Brown
    Sep 9, 2020
    Having discussions about racism, xenophobia, sexism, classism, and religious discrimination are integral to raising children that are socially apt, aware, and culturally competent. We can begin today by practicing and cultivating an anti-racist philosophy and behaviors that promote inclusivity and cultural awareness within the community.
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    Counselor in the Role of Supervisor: Teletherapy Challenges During COVID-19

    • Amber Samuels
    Sep 9, 2020
    During the transition to the virtual provision of counseling services at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I noticed a swift change in my supervisees’ concerns – a shift from clinical issues to primarily technical challenges of teletherapy and the virtual provision of services.
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  • Coping with Covid: Adding Nature Offices to Your Program

    • Doc Warren
    Sep 3, 2020
    The world is currently at a crossroads. Many of us are growing tired of the “new normal” that has required us to have varying levels of shelter in place, though we understand the need. As things progress, we are coming out of our cocoons, testing the waters of leaving our homes while still taking the precautions that make sense based on the available data.
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    A Counselor’s Journey: Reflections of My Pursuit of Social Justice and Advocacy

    • Amber Samuels
    Sep 1, 2020
    As I reflect on the reasons why I have decided to take on the challenge of becoming a counselor and counselor educator, a number of reasons come to mind, particularly around the importance of social justice and advocacy.
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  • JoeMurphy

    Helping Teens with Seasonal Affective Disorder

    • Joe Murphy
    Sep 1, 2020
    Most of us enjoy getting out of the house and enjoy the bright sunshine especially in spring and summer when the daylight last longer. If you know anyone who experience symptoms of SAD, or is diagnosed with it, encourage them to get help and get outside more during the daylight.
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  • Rosjke Hasseldine

    The Anger of Hope Between Mothers and Daughters

    • Rosjke Hasseldine
    Aug 31, 2020
    Anger is a common and often misunderstood emotion between mothers and daughters. In my therapy work with mothers and daughters, I hear how deeply angry mothers and daughters of all ages can be with each other, how intensely hurt they feel when they don’t feel heard, understood, or valued.
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  • Accepting Electronic Client Payments for Telehealth Services

    • Guest Blogger
    Aug 31, 2020
    Telehealth changes the way you accept payments from clients. Before you could easily swipe a card on a card reader attached to your phone, but with telehealth services, you’ll need to find another way. This article answers questions you may have regarding electronic payment services.
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  • Depression in the Time of COVID-19

    • Guest Blogger
    Aug 21, 2020
    According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 16 million adults in the United States experience symptoms of depression each year. Adverse childhood experiences and individual characteristics like genetic markers and personality traits can be risk factors for depression, but stressful life events such as living through the COVID-19 pandemic can also influence the emergence of symptoms.
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