The Ethics Case of Our Lifetime- From “Me” to “We”

How Our Values are Hurting Us Our cultural, spiritual and professional values are being tested as we undergo this public health crisis that is the COVID-19 global pandemic. As a culture, Americans are rule breakers. We value independence, freedom and individuality. Our nation was founded on the values of religious freedom by founders who had … Read more

But First Do No Harm

But First Do No Harm I don’t know if some have forgotten this lesson. Perhaps it is increasingly overlooked. The concept of reducing the risk for harm is still a vital component to effective therapy. Like every other type of service, the quality of what you receive is dependent upon the person providing the service. … Read more

Bridging the Divide: Counseling, Licensure, Supervision & Professional Associations

The Great Divide It seems to me that there is a difference of understanding and expectations between those pursuing licensure and those issuing licenses in Georgia; specifically related to issuing licenses to associate professional counselors and licensed professional counselors. It is clear that the licensing board’s role is to protect the public. Their actual function … Read more

Clinical Supervisor Preparedness

The Supervisor’s Field of Knowing There are important elements of clinical supervision that are sacrificed on the altar of focusing on cases.¬†You can’t reasonably know everything that matters about every case. As a supervisor you will only know… what you are told about a case, how it is told, and what you observe about your … Read more