The Original Article for this Discussion: Getting off the couch | Counseling Today In this issue of counseling today it talks about getting off the couch and doing other types of interactions with our clients other than sitting and doing talk therapy. The major premise is that counseling is able to have an active component to it … Continue reading Active Interventions: A Response to “Getting off the couch” in Counseling Today
"Sometimes we don’t fully understand what the client is going through until we take a step back, clean our mind, and look at the situation with new eyes. I like to think of this as if I have cleaned my windshield before driving. How do you accomplish this?" I first wrote these words in my … Continue reading Group Therapy: An Updated Understanding
Counseling style; a term used to describe how a therapist interacts with their clients in order to facilitate change. If you are just starting out as a therapist like myself you may have ran into the debate of: I align with this theory so I should try and do more of that theory but the … Continue reading Counseling Style: It’s not just Theory
How do you know whether a camp experience is good? Besides the "I'm coming back next summer right?" phrase being uttered on check out day from camp how do you know that the camp experience was a good one and that you or your child should return? The simple answer is that you need to … Continue reading Summer Camp: After the Experience How do we Know?
Previously I discussed the important considerations that need to be taken into account as a camp professional and consumer when thinking about the outcomes of a summer camp experience. To review, the American Camp Association (2014b) points to ten benefits of camp. In particular these benefits include three core competencies of social skills development, self-respect and … Continue reading Summer Camp: What does the Research Say?