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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.

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Understanding adult ADHD November 20, 2017, 10:17 am
Many people ask, “Isn’t ADHD something that kids grow out of?” When people think of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), they usually picture a child “bouncing off the walls” and then being unable to follow directions to stop that behavior. In mainstream society, we don’t see adults bouncing off the walls, so it makes sense that people...continue reading The post Understanding adult ADHD appeared first on Counseling Today.
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What makes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) such a tried-and-true, “go-to” method for professional counselors? Ann Vernon and Kristene Doyle put it simply in the preface to their book, Cognitive Behavior Therapies: A Guidebook for Practitioners: “CBT readily lends itself to a broad array of interventions that are practical in nature and have been proven to...continue reading The post Behind the book: Cognitive Behavioral Therapies: A Guidebook for Practitioners appeared first on Counseling Today.
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Do you pay for your drive-through latte with your iPhone app while streaming Spotify through your Bluetooth speakers and double-checking your GPS for traffic notifications? Or are you the stalwart who prefers to park and go inside to order your coffee because drive-throughs seem so impersonal and face-to-face communication is an endangered art? Whether you’re...continue reading The post @TechCounselor: There’s no escaping technology appeared first on Counseling Today.
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In a small village resting in a valley watched over by a medieval castle, the women made their morning rounds. At each house, they were met by the same ritual. A warm greeting with a kiss on each cheek, an invitation to sit and at least three rounds of offerings: sweets, coffee and fruit. This...continue reading The post Bringing Syrian hospitality into your counseling practice appeared first on Counseling Today.
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If you have given even a cursory observation to the advertisements that appear on Facebook, during Google searches or on many of the websites that you visit, you will have noticed that these advertisements are targeted at you. The ads might be related to web searches you have performed, the area you live in or...continue reading The post Technology Tutor: Revisiting the ethics of discussing clients online appeared first on Counseling Today.
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