Counseling Today

Counseling Today

A Publication of the American Counseling Association. 

The American Counseling Association (ACA) is a professional organization of counselors in the United States. It is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors.

Its stated mission is to "enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity."

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A public database of evidence-based practices for the treatment of mental illness and substance abuse disorders has stopped accepting new entries. Federal officials announced the discontinuation of the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices earlier this month. Overseen by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the online database lists more than...continue reading The post SAMHSA shutters database of evidence-based practices appeared first on Counseling Today.
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Angry nation: A counseling perspective January 18, 2018, 12:13 pm
“O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave …” is a favorite line in our country’s National Anthem because it seems to simultaneously confirm our current liberties and challenge us to answer how relevant this symbol still is. In light of the events of the past year — horrific shootings, kneeling protesters, the ravages of...continue reading The post Angry nation: A counseling perspective appeared first on Counseling Today.
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Unlike social media, scams aren’t something new brought on by the advent of technology and the internet. Con artists, swindlers, charlatans, grifters — whatever you might call them — have existed since the dawn of humanity. What is new, however, is that these purveyors of fraud can carry out their schemes with more reach, speed...continue reading The post Technology Tutor: Scams aimed at counselors appeared first on Counseling Today.
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In recent years, obesity has seized the attention of the medical field and the media. Now our schools are starting to recognize the impact of obesity on mental health. The United States is known internationally for its larger plate sizes, big portions and supersized meals in restaurants. However, we are also witnessing the beginnings of...continue reading The post Understanding the connection between nutrition and mental health appeared first on Counseling Today.
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Counseling with artificial intelligence January 16, 2018, 8:19 am
Welcome to tomorrow. Artificial intelligence (AI) is now actual science, not science fiction. Although its formal inception took place in 1956, the idea of AI is known to most people only through imaginative movies such as The Terminator or the 2013 flick Her. However, right here and now, AI is real and maturing at a...continue reading The post Counseling with artificial intelligence appeared first on Counseling Today.
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