Thursday, March 16, 2017

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What to Expect From Career Counseling

career
Career counselors at the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic use cognitive information processing theory and Holland’s theory to help guide our career counseling services. In this post, we'll explain what that means for our clients and provide an idea of what to expect from career counseling.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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Considering Counseling? Ambivalence is Normal

Christopher Perez
Some of our counselors have agreed to write short posts introducing themselves and providing their take on various areas of interest. In this post, Christopher Perez shares some valuable insight into what he has learned about the counseling process.

My name is Christopher Perez, and I am currently in the third year of my doctoral training in counseling psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi. My research interests relate to positive parenting practices. That is, I study what parents can do to increase the likelihood of positive mental health in their children. On the clinical side of things, I have worked with college students, Veterans, and sex offenders, with each setting offering unique challenges that stimulate my eagerness to learn more.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

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Mindfulness and How Can It Help

be mindfulMindfulness originated as a Buddhist meditation practice and has been around for thousands of years. It has received increased attention from mental health professionals in recent years. In fact, some counselors and psychologists are incorporating aspects of mindfulness into their treatment for a variety of mental health concerns. Mindfulness-based approaches are also popular for stress management and improving one's ability to cope with a variety of challenging situations. If you’ve heard the term “mindfulness,” you may have wondered what it is and why it has become so popular.
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