As the youngest of 10 children, I learned the importance of being a member of a team very early on in life. Whether it was getting a seat at the kitchen table for dinner or getting a point across, it always helped to have an ally. The importance of partnership and community has been reinforced [...]
Archive for April 5, 2012
This year the ACA conference brought with it some wonderful news I wanted to share with everyone on the blog. The ACA Governing Council passed a motion according to which, starting with next year, the Graduate Student Representative will have the right to vote. I learned about this change during our ACA Graduate Student Committee [...]
After a few hectic and overstimulating days at the ACA World Conference in San Francisco, I’ve now secured the back table at a Starbucks in Vancouver, WA for brief written reflection. This reflection weaves quotations (and paraphrases) from the great Irvin Yalom into my own personal conference experiences. My formal conference highlight was watching and [...]
“Let’s try this from a different perspective. Michelle, let’s say Barack answers all of your questions to your full satisfaction and he’s got an answer for every one of them.
I’m sure it’s no surprise, but working at a residential drug treatment center can be interesting. We have a bunch of grown men living side-by-side all trying to work through some heavy issues along with their addiction. We have anger and apathy. We have motivation and we don’t. We have a good proportion of Axis [...]