Fostering Sound Medical Treatment Decision Making: A Focusing on Treatment Choices for Breast Cancer.

Abstract Patients receiving a diagnosis of catastrophic illness are expected to choose among treatment options fairly quickly. Brief therapists can facilitate the process of decision making by assisting patients to overcome common deterrents, including 1.) cognitive overload, 2.) failure to fully comprehend treatment options, 3.) inability or refusal to process information in the presence of […]

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Multicultural Counseling Workbook

Cultural competency begins with knowing who you are. Interactive, engaging and fun—-this workbook is filled with valuable exercises, worksheet, games and clinical strategies to help you become more culturally competent. Use this powerful tool to explore cultural communities, religion, spirituality, gender, sexuality and disability. You’ll find unique activities to help you reflect on your own […]

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Emotional Sobriety

Do you use substances or engage in compulsive activities to regulate your mood? Do you reach for something sweet, a couple of drinks, or a pack of cigarettes after a difficult day because you can’t unwind without them? Do you race to the stores to spend away the day’s frustrations or run around in circles […]

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Lymph Node Biopsies in a General Internal Medicine Department: Algorithm Or Individualized Decision-Making?(Original Article) (Report)

INTRODUCTION Lymphadenopathy (LA) is a frequently encountered problem in medicine, which can affect patients of all ages. The annual incidence, estimated for the general population, is 0.60.7% (1-2). While the differential diagnosis is broad, the main objective of the physician is essentially the same: exclusion of an underlying malignant disease. In a primary care setting, […]

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The Development of Technology-Based Counseling Strategies to Enhance Outreach to Parents and Students (Report)

Abstract This paper presents a program for counseling students enrolled in an online charter school located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The author presents a review of the process to establish an online school in Nevada and a unique model for delivery of services that combines face-to-face instruction and online education. The author describes the development […]

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Give Me Everything You Have

A true story of obsessive love turning to obsessive hate, Give Me Everything You Have chronicles the author’s strange and harrowing ordeal at the hands of a former student, a self-styled “verbal terrorist,” who began trying, in her words, to “ruin him.” Hate mail, online postings, and public accusations of plagiarism and sexual misconduct were […]

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The Politics of Formal Schooling in Refugee Contexts: Education, Class, And Decision Making Among Congolese in Uganda.

Abstract Based on ethnographic research with over four hundred Congolese refugees in Kampala and Kyaka II refugee settlement, Uganda, this article interrogates the politics of education–both historically in the Democratic Republic of Congo and currently in migration contexts in Uganda. Formal education was an aspiration for all young people in the study, irrespective of current […]

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Christian Clients’ Preferences Regarding Prayer As a Counseling Intervention (Report)

Spirituality has increasingly become a consideration for mental health practitioners. As a result, spiritual interventions, including prayer, are now more frequently used in counseling. However, no research has explored Christian clients’ expectations regarding prayer in counseling. This study surveyed first-visit Christian clients and their therapists to ascertain client expectations and therapist beliefs and practices. Analysis […]

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