Friday, April 25, 2014

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Clinic Closed May 1 to May 26

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Police Close (Photo credit: Alison Christine)
In accordance with the university schedule, the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic will be closed from May 1 to May 26. We reopen for services on May 27 and will have reduced hours during the summer months due to the significant decrease in demand for services experienced during this time.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Does Something Have to Be Wrong With Me to Seek Counseling?

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It is a mistake to assume that something has to be wrong with you before you can benefit from counseling. We work with many people to improve the quality of their relationships, better adjust to life transitions, or foster personal growth. There is nothing "wrong" with many of our clients; they just want to improve their lives in some way.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Doctoral Program Receives Reaccreditation From APA

We received big news today from Dr. Bonnie Nicholson, Director of Training of the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Southern Mississippi:
I am pleased to inform you that the Counseling Psychology doctoral program received word today that we received a full 7 years in our reaccreditation cycle through the Commission on Accreditation and the American Psychological Association! 
This is great news for all graduate students and faculty associated with the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic and the Counseling Psychology Program.
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Monday, April 7, 2014

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Healthy Boundaries: What They Are, Why They’re Important, and How You’ll Know if You’re Missing Them

Its SpringDo you feel like you’re being taken advantage of at work? Are you spreading yourself too thin? Are you allowing others to treat you in a manner that is not respectful or healthy? If you are communicating your needs to others, do they listen? Do you have a chip on your shoulder?

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Symptoms of Mental Illness Often Interfere With Performance at Work

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If you follow mental health news at all, you have probably heard about some recent changes to the manner in which mental health problems are diagnosed. An updated version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (i.e., DSM-5) was published in May of 2013. Some of the revisions to DSM-5 have been controversial, especially those that involve changes to the criteria of certain mental disorders.

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