Counseling Licensure Examination in GA

One Exam, One License to Practice A few years ago there was an effort to require the NCE (National Counseling Exam) for the Associate Professional Counselor status and the NCMHCE (National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam) for the Licensed Professional Counselor designation. Ultimately this measure did not stand because it would mean applicants were being … Read more

Recognize Offense without Taking Offense a Multicultural Competency

Offense is Common Sometimes interactions with others leave us feeling hurt, confused, lonely or misunderstood. Often we are offended and the other person or people have no idea why. I wish the opposite were true – that most of us felt understood by others. But I know that for many people who are rightly or … Read more

What Marvel’s Black Panther Film Explores About the Black Psyche, Part 1

The Black Psyche (Psyche= The Human Soul, Mind or Spirit) I can’t think of a film since Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” that captures more layers of the “Black Psyche” than Marvel’s “Black Panther.” As such, there will be a part 2 to this analysis. Black Panther captures the complexity of the relationships, trauma … Read more

Race Matters – What Therapists Can Do!

Race Matters I don’t really like to talk or write openly about race. I am doing so because it matters. It is important to me to write about what matters and race does. I remember growing up in Stuttgart, West Germany. I lived there for six years from ages 2 to 8. We lived in … Read more