Trust and the Cultivation of Professional Identity

A fundamental aspect of professional ethics in any profession rests upon the trustworthiness of the individuals providing the services. Being a professional means in part that you will put the needs and rights of the individuals being served ahead of your own. That does not mean that the service professional should be self-sacrificing. Instead it … Read more

The Power of Completion

One of the biggest fears people have is of endings. Saying goodbye to people, places and things is an important endeavor. It is an essential element of growth. Everything has a beginning, middle and an end. The pattern of every type of gathering has an opening and at some point closure. This brings work, relationships, … Read more

Post Graduate Clinical Supervision Ethics

The professional development of mental health clinicians after graduate school rests heavily on the quality of their clinical work experience and the support provided to that supervisee/clinician from their employers and their clinical supervisors. The process of becoming a therapist (or more specifically a psychotherapist – counselor, clinical social worker or marriage and family therapist) … Read more

Multicultural Competency & Honoring Dr. King

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s national holiday a couple of days ago I came across many posts on social media including images and quotes honoring and acknowledging him, his work and his legacy. I often post something as well. But this year, I chose to sit back and read the messages; watch some footage … Read more