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A person with a substance abuse problem is more likely to relapse when they are malnourished. This is why regular meals are important. Some research suggest drug and alcohol addiction causes a person to forget what it is...

On October 6, 2017, Marc and I presented activities at the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities 2017 Behavioral Health Symposium at Legacy Lodge, Lake Lanier Resorts from our new book: FACILITATED GROWTH: Experiential Activities for Re...

This week in supervision we discussed the therapeutic alliance. First the therapeutic alliance is critical as it establishes rapport with clients. It is a necessary element of developing a professional relationship and trust. It assists the counselor in getting more ac...

August 2, 2017

These last couple of weeks a topic which keeps coming up in both my personal and professional life is compassion fatigue.  The first time I learned about this was sitting in a Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) class in May 2017.  I was overwhelmed and questioning if...

What are you doing to maintaining personal and professional cultural competence? What are you doing improvements when you find you are experiencing limitations to being a culturally competent clinician? These are self-evaluative questions we should always have in mind...

From our Clinical Supervision session on 6/24. 

There are things I can change in my life; things I cannot.

First we need God – or some connection with a spiritual being.

It is my higher power that helps Grant me Serenity.  A gift.

Next we need Serenity – in peace we will f...

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