The CS Blog – Expert Interviews, Professional Advocacy & Research in Counseling

Joining a counseling profession is about more than understanding licensing requirements and reading step-by-step guides. This is a profession committed to continued education, listening, and learning. To be a successful counselor or therapist, you have to be engaged with and aware of the larger conversations in the community.

Whether you are just starting your counseling career or already working in the field, the CS blog covers topics relevant to you. It holds scholarship and resource guides, expert interviews, tips for avoiding burnout and compassion fatigue, discussions of the latest academic research, and detailed analyses of the most pressing advocacy issues within counseling professions. Overall, we bring you into the conversation around the biggest issues in counseling and professions today.

The Fight for MFT License Portability Across States

Calendar Icon October 20, 2020 Matt Zbrog

MFTs are licensed and trained to provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy services.

A Guide to FORCE & Other Resources for Those Affected by Hereditary Cancers

Calendar Icon October 1, 2020 Cevia Yellin

Briana Arnold was eight years old when her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and twelve when her mom passed away from the disease. A decade later, Arnold’s college advisor suggested she speak to a geneticist about her own risk of cancer due to her family history. This led to a referral from her doctor for genetic testing and the discovery that she carries the BRCA 1 mutation.

Guide to Counselor Education Loan Forgiveness Programs

Calendar Icon September 28, 2020 Vanessa Salvia

Over the years the rules of borrowing money for school have changed. Discover what you can expect when it comes to counselor education loan forgiveness programs.

Does Medicare Reimburse in Mental Health Services?

Calendar Icon September 9, 2020 Kenneth Parker

Discover the challenges, complexities, and intricacies of Medicare disbursements for mental health coverage.

Why Are Mental Health Issues More Prevalent Among Certain Groups?

Calendar Icon September 1, 2020 Becca Brewer

There are four common underpinnings to struggles with mental health: isolation, a lack of access to fundamental rights and services, exclusion, and prejudice.

The Other Looming Crisis: How Covid-19 is Impacting Our Mental Health

Calendar Icon August 28, 2020 Nina Chamlou

While people from all walks of life are vulnerable to mental struggles during this time, some of those living with pre-existing mental disorders have been suffering disproportionately.

Interview with a Professor: Empowering Florida’s School Counselors

Calendar Icon August 17, 2020 Matt Zbrog

Something is broken in America’s schools. In the last 18 years, there have been more victims of school shootings than in the entire 20th century combined. No other nation has anything remotely resembling this problem.

Interview with a Certified Sex Therapist – What to Know About This Growing Career

Calendar Icon August 4, 2020 Becca Brewer

Well-trained and dedicated sex therapists can play a life-changing role for their clients and for a sexually-empowered world.

How to Avoid Mental Health Professional Burnout – Interview with an Expert

Calendar Icon August 3, 2020 Nina Chamlou

As the economic burden of COVID-19 continues to rise, the WHO said it anticipates a direct effect on societies’ mental health.

Telebehavioral Health During COVID-19

Calendar Icon August 3, 2020 Nina Chamlou

The demand for online services like TalkSpace and BetterHelp has grown since the onset of the pandemic.