Making Sense of Death Is Living Life Wisely
May28

Making Sense of Death Is Living Life Wisely

On this Memorial Day, I found myself trying to make sense of death. Every time I hear the laughs and babbles of my infant son, I am struck that the term “infant” is from the latin infans, which means, essentially, “incapable of speech.” Yet, with gurgles and coos and nehs and wahs very present, he has a language all his own, and I am enthralled. It was the same way after the birth of my daughter, who just...

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The 2 Kinds of Counseling Internships Explained
May16

The 2 Kinds of Counseling Internships Explained

Often we get questions about the kinds of internships on our site.  Those listed on our site are also the same that exist in our industry at large.  The kinds of inquiries we get usually feature one of the largest mistakes would-be interns make in attempting to find internships.  It is very, very easy to...

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Christian Masculinity, the WWF and Unbelonging
May11

Christian Masculinity, the WWF and Unbelonging

When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a professional wrestler. It was the 1980s — the height of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and pre-reality TV Hulk Hogan. True masculine theater of the absurd, complete with gargantuan men in tights who inspired the awe of children with physical mass and acrobatics. That changed a few years later when I attended several wrestling matches in person, marking the beginning of the end of...

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But Aren’t You a Christian Counselor?
Apr29

But Aren’t You a Christian Counselor?

“My son, he goes to a Christian university, and we just found out last night…he’s struggling with homosexuality. Can you help him?” That’s a verbatim quote from a worried mother who contacted my counseling practice last fall. I get a handful of calls like this every year. I recall them vividly because, among other reasons, the parents are usually so sincere. It’s something that always sticks with me...

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Graduate Counseling Internships: A Primer on Experience, Clinical Setting, and Priorities
Apr08

Graduate Counseling Internships: A Primer on Experience, Clinical Setting, and Priorities

A recent email from a would-be-graduate counseling intern: “I am currently completing my counseling graduate coursework at a university in pursuit of licensure. I have been searching for an internship position beginning in the Fall 2013. I have been looking for 6 months now. I interviewed, but did not get an internship from an agency who had only 14 applicants for 10 open positions. Their response to me was that they thought I could...

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