Active Interventions: A Response to “Getting off the couch” in Counseling Today

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

Group Therapy: An Updated Understanding

"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

Summer Camp: What does the Research Say?

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?