A conversation with Dr. Dee Ray - professor of counseling and higher education at the University of North Texas and Director of the Child and Family Resource Clinic - on what play therapy is (and what it's not), the functions and messages of play, and the long history of history and effectiveness of play therapy.
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A conversation Dr. Samuel Gladding - professor and chair of the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and former president of the American Counseling Association - on defining creativity, creative mediums counselors can employ in their work, and the SCAMPER model of becoming more creative. Oh, and a poetry reading.
A conversation with Dr. Donna Sheperis - remote core faculty at Palo Alto University, former co-chair of the ACA Ethics Committee, and author of numerous articles and a textbook on counseling ethics - on how counselors can navigate counseling after a turbulent and divisive election. We talk about post-election stress, managing values conflicts with our clients, helping clients prepare for the holidays, and the counseling profession's role as advocates for minorities and the marginalized.
Email Donna at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donna's Book: Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor
A conversation with Dr. Janeé R. Avent - assistant professor in the counselor education program at East Carolina University - on African American mental health, the need for counselors to understand African American spirituality and the influence of the Black church, and general best practices for counseling and advocacy with our African American clients.
An article in The Professional Counselor by Janeé called The Black Church: Theology and Implications for Counseling African Americans
Email Janeé at email@example.com