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    Experiencing Microaggressions in Academia

    • Graduate Student Committee
    Jan 22, 2020
    Racial microaggressions are defined as “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color” (Sue et al., 2007, p. 271).
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  • Rosjke Hasseldine

    Are Harry and Meghan being selfish?

    • Rosjke Hasseldine
    Jan 22, 2020
    It is easy to dismiss the latest trouble in the British Royal family with Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, stepping away from their royal duties and wanting to forge their own life path as something unique that is unrelated to us mere mortals.
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  • Dr. Gerald Brown

    The Importance of Taking Risks

    • Gerald Brown
    Jan 21, 2020
    Growth only occurs when we take risks. I liken risk taking to laying down one brick at a time to form a path to an unknown destination with plenty of beauty and challenges along the way…
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  • ShannonGonter

    Meditate To Release Judgment

    • Shannon Gonter
    Jan 7, 2020
    Welcome to the 10-part meditation blog series that focuses on the various ways that meditation can assist you and your overall well-being.
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  • Rosjke Hasseldine

    Mother-Daughter Attachment – Why do I keep putting myself last?

    • Rosjke Hasseldine
    Jan 6, 2020
    In my fourth blog on Mother-Daughter Attachment, I tell Selma’s story (name and identifying details changed) who came to see me because she wanted to stop putting herself last in her relationships because she was sick and tired of being overlooked and overruled by her husband, family, friends, and at work.
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  • Dr. Gerald Brown

    Inspiring Generosity in a Black Friday and Cyber Monday World

    • Gerald Brown
    Dec 11, 2019
    The holidays invoke a lot of different emotions, thoughts, and experiences unique to our cultural, spiritual, emotional, psychological, developmental, and personal encounters as we navigate our daily lives.
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    A DECADE IN CLINICAL LIFE: FLASHING BACK AND MOVING FORWARD

    • Brittany Lash
    Dec 9, 2019
    Anyone trolling Facebook or other social media outlets in the last month has likely seen a viral meme asking the user to post a picture of themselves from 2009 and then another from 2019 so that they and their peers can see the change a decade can make.
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  • ShannonGonter

    Meditate To See Your Path

    • Shannon Gonter
    Dec 9, 2019
    EVERYONE! You don’t have to have some enlightened, spiritual abilities to practice meditation. You don’t have to be a yogi and go around saying namaste to everyone. You don’t have to know someone within the meditation community to be invited into it. Literally anyone from toddlers to elders can do and benefit from meditation.
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    Integrating Mindfulness into Counseling: Foundational Information for Counselors-in-Training

    • Graduate Student Committee
    Dec 2, 2019
    A seminal definition of mindfulness offered by Jon Kabat Zinn is “the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience moment to moment.”
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    Supplementing Private Practice with Group Work

    • Clayton Lessor
    Nov 14, 2019
    Over twenty years ago, when I started in private practice it was a slow arduous process. Building a client base and attempting to set myself apart from other counselors took time and effort!
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