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. 

  • 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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  • Social Media and Mental Health

    Jan 12, 2018
    I currently work in a high school and have previously experience in a homeless youth center, a wilderness program for adolescents, private practice, and an elementary school. I still consider myself to be young. I graduated and began practicing recently and have yet to hit 30. I like to think that I have some degree of understanding of the world which children and adolescents inhabit are like.
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  • Mental Health and Buddhism

    Jan 03, 2018
    Mindfulness. It’s a term that we have probably all heard over the past few years, as it is quickly becoming a fad of sorts not only in mental health, but also for CEOs, afterschool programs, and medical clinics.
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