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State-By-State Mandates for Professional School Counseling

While mandates concerning school counselors vary from state to state, schools increasingly are recognizing the crucial role that counselors fulfill for students throughout their education. Demand is increasing, but the supply of counseling personnel to fill these position within the U.S. education system is decreasing. To learn more, check out the infographic below designed by […]

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Counseling Minority Groups in a Time of Racial Unrest

Interest in the Black Lives Matter movement increased significantly with the recent incidents involving police use of force on civilians. The movement gained support as many universities in the United States worked to provide open discourse in an effort to shift focus on the citizens’ growing concerns. In times of social and racial unrest, counselors […]

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The role of school counselors in school safety

Bullies erode the confidence, success and safety of a student’s school experience. They manage this outcome in both subtle and overt ways, impacting everyone around them and leading to a lost perception of safety in the environment as a whole. Almost three quarters of today’s young people have witnessed bullying in schools, and half of […]

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Mental health in America

In 2014 alone, about 43.6 million Americans 18 years or older (18.1 percent of the U.S. adult population) experienced some form of mental health problem. Of those individuals, 33.7 million were categorized as having any mental illness (AMI), whereas 9.8 million had a serious mental illness (SMI). Moreover, studies show that about 47.4 percent of […]

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School counselor’s role with students at risk for substance abuse

School counselors play a major role in helping ensure that students stay on the right track. Many students depend on their counselors to provide positive direction. One of the major problems for students is substance abuse. It is vital that counselors are able to identify possible substance abuse. In 2013, it was reported that over […]

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Neurocounseling: Bridging the Gap between Brain and Behavior

Neurocounseling: bridging the gap between brain and behavior

It is an established fact that psychological and behavioral symptoms can be traced to an underlying physiological and neurological basis. Neurocounseling seeks to take advantage of this correlation to promote mental health. One of the techniques used is neurofeedback, which can effectively treat conditions such as depression, sleep disorders, seizures, fibromyalgia and ADHD (attention deficit […]

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