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Do you know someone with pelvic organ prolapse (POP)? Chances are you do, or you may be suffering from symptoms of this condition yourself, without knowing the cause. Though estimates of percentage of sufferers vary from study to study, the UChicagoMedicine website says POP "is very common, with about 50 percent of women having some degree of prolapse. Over 12 percent of American women will have surgery for it in their lifetime." In the UK, "loss of vaginal or uterine support is seen in up to 30-76% of women presenting for routine gynecological care" (Barber 2016). The  Association for Pelvic Organ Proplapse Support (APOPS) accepts 50% as a workable estimate, ...
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Hi Counseling Professional! UConn school counseling program is hiring!  The University of Connecticut at Storrs (Main Campus) has an open vacancy for an Associate/Full Professor for faculty appointment in our Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology program for our school counseling program in the Neag School of Education.  Our school counseling program has a mission and vision to train pre-service masters students in the profession of school counseling with a social justice and education equity focus along with the ability to work with diverse and underrepresented populations, particularly in schools and communities that are urban.  If interested, ...
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hello friends, wish to introduce my self. my name is Kayondo Vincent from Uganda. i am a student pursuing a bachelor's degree in community psychology and psychotherapy at lira university, northern region. happy to be part of the group of mental health practitioners.
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Hello! I just wanted to introduce myself as a new member of the ACA.  My name is James Gibbons and I am currently a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor for UnityPoint Health in Muscatine, Iowa. I am currently a graduate student at the University of South Dakota pursing my Master's degree in addiction studies with co-occurring specialization. I am also a recent graduate from the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Psychology. I became interested in the addictions field because I am a recovering alcoholic (10/10/10) and wanted to help others who struggle with a substance use disorder and want to create positive change in their lives.  The past five years ...
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Hey community! I am a graduate student from Capella University. I have completed my practicum for the semester and am looking for additional sites/opportunities in my area. I am interning at a private practice in Appleton, WI. I am on the lookout for an internship site with a larger client base, more flexible hours (pm only-counseling presently), opportunities for group counseling, supervision, potential for growth/hire and is compatible with CACREP program. I would like to stay in the Fox Valley area but have/will travel approximately 40 miles if opportunity is available. I appreciate any input or suggestions to aid me in my search. Thank you for your time ...
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Throughout my training as a mental health counselor a trend that I had notice throughout my adult life started to become more prevalent, "the effects of unspoken societal and cultural norms and stigmas on the human psyche."  However, even more significantly I began realizing the many misconceptions individuals had about mental health and the need to educate individuals around the world about the importance of caring for their mental state.  In addition to the need to openly discuss topics that appear to go unnoticed but is so vital in contributing to the overwhelming lack of mental wellness.  As one who also has a degree in psychology I had always wondered what ...
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From the Michigan Counseling Association -  Currently, there are important legislative changes that have been proposed in the State of Michigan that could impact professional counselors' scope of practice. Together we can stand United Please visit the link for more information  https://www.micounseling.org/
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Have you considered the University of Central Florida’s top-ranked Counselor Education program to complete your doctorate? We are now accepting applications for the Fall, 2020 cohort. Ranked in the top NINE programs in the nation by US News and World Report, the UCF Counselor Education program is designed specifically for those who wish to pursue careers as counselor educators at the university level or as supervisors in schools or agencies. The UCF Ph.D. Program in Counselor Education program is fully accredited with the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). In addition to advanced curricular experiences ...
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ACES Position Announcement   Title:   Executive Director The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision is seeking a dynamic professional to serve as executive director for the organization. This position provides essential leadership to ACES and its membership community. In close collaboration with the Officers of ACES, the Executive Director will support the organization in pursuit of its goals and strategic plan.   Summary of Position:  The Executive Director of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) commits to working 20 hours per week as an employee of the organization.  The Executive Director of ACES is an ...
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Internship

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I am having trouble finding a site for my practicum/internship because of a dearth of willing supervisors in my area (Georgia - Columbus, Newnan, Macon area).  Any suggestions?
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Our marriages and relationships can be very fruitful, loving and enjoyable. Couples need to learn how to use four great attributes that make for a great relationship: Those four concepts are: (a) Being Compassionate, (b) Connected, (c) Loving and (d) and caring partner.Our Spouse needs love and affection: we can never love too much. Affection can be demonstrated by a gently touch, a caring hug, encouragement, appreciation, approval or even a smile can change the atmosphere of the house.[For more on this contact our office]. Tell your spouse how much you love him/her everyday, even if you are angry with his/her action(s). Love them unconditionally (Agape love). ...
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As a Therapist-intern, the single most important aspect of the counseling relationship I have learned is that the therapeutic relationship thrives on a simple formula. That formula involves respect of self, and respect of the client. Respect of the client involves actively listening, actively reinforcing the client's values, gently allowing the client to come to conclusions about perhaps the way he/she views themselves in a negative light (if that's the case) which tends to be the case unless something else maybe going on. During the past three years of an on-going internship and learning over two private practice sites, I've usually found that the client is ...
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Assistant Professor /Full-time Faculty Position , Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, Mental Health Counseling Program (AGSC-MHC) Nyack College Location: New York City. The Alliance Graduate School of Counseling at Nyack College invites applications for an Assistant Professor/Full-time Faculty (9-month) position. Start date for the position is August 1, 2019. We are seeking an individual who shares our vision for teaching, mentoring and training highly competent, compassionate, and effective professional student counselors in our Mental Health Counseling Program. AGSC graduates of the Master of Arts in MHC meet the educational and supervision ...
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Metacommunication is the ability to convey language using both verbal and non-verbal skills. Those skills include nuances about individual's way of conveying messages to us about what they are saying directly as well as indirectly. However, as a multicultural woman, who is also a person with a disability. I have learned to trust my gut as well as rely on skills of metacommunication as a sixth sense. It has seldom failed me, and it has reinforced in several situations that non-verbal communication is tremendously powerful, and serves as a powerful tell even when words say that to the contrary. During an interview for an alternative practicum site, I met with two ...
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Hello Members of ACA Connect, You are invited to participate in a research study exploring experiences of recruitment, inclusion, and retention of culturally diverse individuals (e.g., international students, African Americans, Caucasians, etc.) in counseling programs at university campuses in the United States.    Participants will be asked to complete one online survey; the estimated time frame of your participation is no more than 30 minutes.   Participants should be:  18 years of age or older  in a counseling program enrolled as either a counselor-in-training or counselor educator  must have completed one full semester in the program  ...
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Call for Participants: "Supervising Service Member/Veterans as Master's Level Counseling Students: A Qualitative Study" Dear Fellow Counselor Educators and Supervisors:   I am a doctoral candidate at Capella University in the Counselor, Education, and Supervision program, and in the final phase of my doctoral program.   I am requesting your help in completing my research.   The study title for this research is titled "Supervising Service Member/Veterans as Master's Level Counseling Students: A Qualitative Study."  The purpose of my study is to understand and explore the experience of supervisors supervising student service member/veterans (SSM/Vs) ...
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Addiction is a disposition relative to a category of objects in which those objects are overvalued, and this relative disposition has duration, like a habit. As long as a person has this addiction, or is disposed relative to this category of objects, the addiction necessarily generates an impulse toward such an object, given any suitable stimulus, real or imagined. In both medicine and the mental health industry, an addiction is defined instead in terms of negative consequences. One is regarded as an addict when the addiction has negative consequences such as negatively affecting one’s physiology, life, or someone else. But here, the condition is an enduring ...
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How good are you at identifying a contrariety? Did you know that the vast majority of your mistakes are due to this failure? In logic, contrariety — or contrariness — refers to contrary propositions. Contradiction and contrariety are often confused and used interchangeably, but this distinction is useful in everyday life. CONTRADICTION   and contrariety are defined here as follows: Contradiction:   Given two contradictory propositions (two contradictories), it is conceptually impossible that both are true,   conceptually impossible that both are false , and it is conceptually necessary that one is true when the other is false, or that one is false ...
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A dilemma is a problem that consists of two choice alternatives, and neither alternative is clearly preferable. This article explores the dilemma in the context of philosophical counseling. Common examples include Should I go to college or not? Should I stay with my partner or not? Should I take the out-of-state job or not? There are other forms of dilemmas, some of which are valid and some of which are not, but the form of the dilemma used here — in philosophical counseling — is “to p or not to p”. Almost every decision you’ve ever made, and ever will, may be structured this way. For example, if someone wonders whether they should p or q or ...
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Existential Crisis

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An existential crisis is the experience of a conflict between an evaluation of one’s personal nature and a desire for a different personal nature, where both involve   MEANING   and   PURPOSE . For example, torpid Tom evaluates his life as meaningless, and he desires meaning. Empty Emma experiences the emptiness of a life without purpose, but desires to feel fulfilled. The representation of an existential crisis is a conjunction of three judgments: one’s personal nature, an evaluation of one’s personal nature, and a desire for a different personal nature. An existential crisis occurs when someone incorrectly evaluates their personal nature, ...
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