Ben Hearn

Benjamin Hearn

Ben Hearn is a new professional who is currently working as a school-based counselor. He is passionate about working with trauma and enjoys applying the fields of neuroscience, philosophy, ethics, and psychopharmacology to counseling practice. 

  • Psychedelic Assisted Treatments - Testing the Waters

    Jun 22, 2018
    At this year’s ACA conference, I had the privilege of presenting an education session on how psychedelic (such as LSD and psilocybin) and psychedelic-like (MDMA) drugs have and are and have been being used as treatments for mental health and substance use disorders.
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  • ACA 2018 Conference Reflections

    May 15, 2018
    This year marked my third year at the ACA conference, during which I completed two presentations. I’ve presented in some capacity at the previous two conferences as well. I’m not sure what it is, but there’s something that draws me to presentations.
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  • Responding to School Shootings – Policy and Jobs

    Mar 15, 2018
    As mental health providers, we have been heavily implicated as ‘players’ in the national gun debate. In the aftermath of shootings, the nation often questions whether the individual had mental health issues or radical political beliefs or ideologies.
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  • Powerlessness and Persistence

    Feb 05, 2018
    It’s been a long week, and I’ve not had the time I generally care to have to dedicate to a particularly cohesive entry. I’m writing on my lunch break today. I have felt like I’ve been in the finals week of grad school between private clients, my full-time job, and rushing to complete materials for submission for this year’s ACA conference.
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  • The Social Justice and Multiculturalism Paradox

    Jan 23, 2018
    Like many (and probably most) of my fellow counselors, I have taken graduate courses in professional ethics where we’re taught some of the foundational ethical values and practices for our work.
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