When a psychotherapist claims to be 95% effective, he gets my attention. When I further learn that that ‘effectiveness’ is not merely an increase in scores on some survey or ‘paper and pencil’ measure but in lives saved, I read further. George Kohlrieser is 95% effective in getting hostage takers to release their hostages alive. [...]
Archive for March 2011
According to Salary.com, the average Licensed Professional Counselor working in Cambridge, Massachusetts makes $39,778 a year*. That’s beyond bleak. For a city where a 900 square foot apartment can run over $400,000, it’s dismal. Is this our fate? Financially speaking, are counselors better off getting jobs at Wal-mart? I don’t think so. With good practice [...]
Seven years ago, The ACA started a wonderful project “Day of Giving” with only 32 volunteers. This year, the “Day of Giving” 2011n attracted more than 600 participants thanks to a wonderful ACA president, staff, and members. I had the honor to be part of ACA’s “Day of Giving”, Operation Nehemiah. One hundred and sixty [...]
I consider myself an easy going guy. I understand the need for paperwork and was taught by many a mentor that in our field if it is not documented then it did not happen. I even teach documentation to graduate students and others from time to time but I am astonished at the mountains of [...]
My last blog spent a considerable amount of time highlighting some cultural considerations for Veterans and their families. If you haven’t read So What Factor 2, I encourage you to do so prior to reading this one. Today, I will discuss private industry considerations, the Veteran Market, and Partnership Potential for you as a Counselor.
Food addiction is a proposed cause of the obesity epidemic in the United States, where 25% of our children are overweight. These children experience any number of immediate medical consequences of their obesity: orthopedic, neurologic, pulmonary, gastroenterologic, endocrinologic, hormonal, metabolic, and cardiovascular. Their medical concerns follow them into adulthood when their risks for cardiovascular disease, [...]
Part of the fun of using music, sound, and songwriting for healing is improvising. In my workshops, I like to ask people to take out their instruments and begin playing. You can probably imagine I get a lot of blank stares and odd looks. But I assure everyone they do have instruments with them.
Ok, so if you attended the ACA conference and you decided to peruse presenters you MAY have seen my name in the back as a poster presenter. Let me first say that I am completely humbled by that experience and was so grateful for the opportunity. Let me also say that IF you were one [...]