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…and we’re back

It has been almost a year since my last post and I am pleased to come back to this site feeling refreshed and motivated right off the heels of the 2014 American Counseling Association Conference.

This year’s conference was held in Honolulu, Hawaii and provided many of us a chance to learn, re-engage with our practice and our passions, and recuperate from a bitter cold winter we’ve experienced on the East coast.

I had the privilege of hearing from great minds on the subjects ranging from solution-focused therapy and its many practices and applications in secondary school to workshops that helped to demystify the DSM 5.

This spring brings a lot of change. A new job, new client population, new ways of engaging in the world around me. I look forward to bringing that back to this blog space.

We’re back.

ACA gets sexy…

I am thrilled to hear that the American Counseling Association has just created the Sexual Wellness Interest Group.  

As described by the facilitator of this group in a recent interview: “

The intention of this interest network is to focus on sexual wellness for all clients, rather than focusing on the needs of sexual minorities or the overall wellness of clients. While both of these areas are extremely important with regards to advocacy, it is important that a greater emphasis on healthy sexual development and expression takes place for all people. 

 

 

This interest network will provide an opportunity to explore diversity within sexual expression, provide resources for counseling professionals to use in various settings with a variety of clients and share experiences that will benefit each other as we work to incorporate sexuality into the counseling process as a part of clients’ overall human experience.”

As a counselor working within a private practice that has a vested interest in just this type of work, it’s exciting to know that now there will be many more points of connection around sexuality and our practice.  Kudos! 

 

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…it’s been a while

I’ve had a hiatus from this blog for a while but I’ve been busy (I swear!)   Here’s what I’ve been up to during my “silent” time:

  • Started a job with Project Hope
  • Guest blogged for Counseling Internships – this is an amazing resource for students.  
  • Working on communications for ACA NY
  • Ramping up counseling services at the Offices of Dr. DeMarco
  • Prepping a free workshop through Meet Up (stay tuned!)
  • Drafting new content for the second half of the Internship series

Lots more to come.  Stay tuned.  

It’s good to be back.