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The American Counseling Association’s podcast, The Voice of Counseling, is dedicated to serving the professional counseling community by showcasing essential matters impacting counselors, clients, and the profession. Tune in to episodes on topics including advocacy, the business of counseling, the Interstate Counseling Compact, cultural responsiveness, and many areas pertaining to the practice of counseling and mental health care. Episodes highlight various perspectives on mental health and wellness while featuring subject matter experts with diverse paths within the counseling profession as well as mental health advocates from various backgrounds and organizations. Hosted by ACA staff members and ACA leadership, season two of The Voice of Counseling podcast is here to provide you with needed dialogues to help inform, inspire, and empower listeners.


Legal Disclaimer: Thank you for your interest in the American Counseling Association’s (“ACA’s”) [podcast series]. ACA provides these podcasts solely for informational and educational purposes. Opinions expressed in these podcasts do not necessarily reflect the view of ACA. The examples and information provided are hypothetical and are not intended to provide or be a substitute for medical, legal, tax or other professional advice. You should consult your own advisors for medical, legal, tax or other professional advice. ACA is not responsible for the consequences of any decisions or actions taken in reliance upon or as a result of the information and resources provided in the podcasts. ACA disclaims any liability relating to any podcast content.

The Voice of Counseling American Counseling Association

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

The American Counseling Association’s podcast, The Voice of Counseling, is dedicated to serving the professional counseling community by showcasing essential matters impacting counselors, clients, and the profession. Tune in to episodes on topics including advocacy, the business of counseling, the Interstate Counseling Compact, cultural responsiveness, and many areas pertaining to the practice of counseling and mental health care. Episodes highlight various perspectives on mental health and wellness while featuring subject matter experts with diverse paths within the counseling profession as well as mental health advocates from various backgrounds and organizations. Hosted by ACA staff members and ACA leadership, season two of The Voice of Counseling podcast is here to provide you with needed dialogues to help inform, inspire, and empower listeners.


Legal Disclaimer: Thank you for your interest in the American Counseling Association’s (“ACA’s”) [podcast series]. ACA provides these podcasts solely for informational and educational purposes. Opinions expressed in these podcasts do not necessarily reflect the view of ACA. The examples and information provided are hypothetical and are not intended to provide or be a substitute for medical, legal, tax or other professional advice. You should consult your own advisors for medical, legal, tax or other professional advice. ACA is not responsible for the consequences of any decisions or actions taken in reliance upon or as a result of the information and resources provided in the podcasts. ACA disclaims any liability relating to any podcast content.

    Holiday Grief & Wellness Replay

    Holiday Grief & Wellness Replay

    Esther Scott, LPC joins us to share about wellness practices to help with holiday grief. Tune in to learn techniques you can use to help clients and tips for self-care for counselors. To read the articles referenced in this episode click the two links provided here: Positive actions to prevent the holiday blues and Three steps to rediscover hope during the holidays. To access more from CT Online go to ct.counseling.org 

    Related articles: Positive actions to prevent the holiday blues; Three steps to rediscover hope during the holidays 
    Read the transcript here.

    • 29 min
    Latinx Mental Health

    Latinx Mental Health

    Listen in on ACA President Dr. Edil Torres Rivera's conversation with Dr. Patricia Arredondo on Latinx mental health and counseling with immigrants and refugees. Dr. Patricia Arredondo, co-author of the upcoming ACA book Counseling with Immigrants, Refugees, and Their Families from Social Justice Perspectives, shares her perspectives on social justice, advocacy, and culturally responsive practices. They discuss the unique needs of Latinx clients, including the cultural richness and diversity within the population, the youthfulness of the population, and the importance of family-centeredness. They also emphasize the importance of social justice principles in counseling Latinx clients, including understanding the context of inclusion, exclusion, privilege, and oppression.  

    The upcoming book Counseling with Immigrants, Refugees, and Their Families from Social Justice Perspectives will be released in early 2024. This book will guide counselors in recognizing the additional steps they may need to take to account for culture, language, health status, relationships in place, and priority issues (e.g., child’s illness, school bullying, etc.) to be dealt with. Social justice and multicultural counseling competency frameworks ground this text written for counselors in academic settings, conducting research, and practicing in different contexts, from schools and college counseling centers to mental health centers, hospitals, and governmental agencies. Be the first to know when the book is available for purchase by signing up at this link.  

    Read the transcript here. 

    • 31 min
    White Ribbon VA Campaign Part 2

    White Ribbon VA Campaign Part 2

    Part two of the White Ribbon VA episode continues the conversation on the White Ribbon VA Campaign with Dr. Eddy Fagundo and Dr. Kelley Haynes-Mendez. 

    This episode focuses on the White Ribbon VA campaign, which is a national call to action to eliminate sexual harassment, sexual assault, and domestic violence across the Department of Veterans Affairs by promoting a positive change in culture so that the actions outlined in the pledge become the organizational norm. White Ribbon VA is an anti-harassment and awareness movement where all—regardless of their gender—can participate.  

    White Ribbon VA partners (White Ribbon USA, American Counseling Association, and American Psychological Association) discuss the significance of the campaign and resources available to veterans and the public. Other White Ribbon VA partners include the American Psychiatric Association, National Association of Social Workers, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and Veterans Service Organizations. 

    Read the transcript here. 

     

    Resources: 

    The APA's Psychologist Locator makes it easy for you to find practicing psychologists in your local area. 

    National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  works to educate the public on how to recognize domestic violence and what to do about it; teen dating violence; the impact of family violence on children; and domestic violence against individuals with disabilities, older adults, and other marginalized populations. 

    • 15 min
    White Ribbon VA Campaign Part 1

    White Ribbon VA Campaign Part 1

    In part one of our two-part podcast, Veronika Mudra, Drs. Eddy Fagundo and Bridget Turner join host Dr. Aprille Woodson to discuss the White Ribbon VA campaign, a national call to action to eliminate sexual harassment, sexual assault, and domestic violence across the Department of Veterans Affairs by promoting a positive change in culture so that the actions outlined in the pledge become the organizational norm. White Ribbon VA is an anti-harassment and awareness movement where All—regardless of their gender—can participate.  

    White Ribbon VA partners (White Ribbon USA, American Counseling Association, and American Psychological Association) discuss the significance of the campaign and resources available to veterans and the public. Other White Ribbon VA partners include the American Psychiatric Association, National Association of Social Workers, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and Veterans Service Organizations. 

    Read the transcript here. 

    Resources: 

    Please join White Ribbon movement by taking virtual White Ribbon VA pledge against all forms of gender-based violence:   

    https://www.whiteribbonusa.org/whiteribbon-va-pledge  

    Information about the annual White Ribbon Day awareness event in Washington D.C.: 

    https://www.whiteribbonusa.org/whiteribbonday 

    Counseling Intimate Partner Abuse Survivors: Effective and Ineffective Interventions – this continuing education (CE) from ACA helps counselors understand the experience of intimate partner abuse survivors, recognize the impact the impact of clinician’s attribution errors, and discuss effective and ineffective interventions for counseling intimate partner abuse survivors. 

    • 26 min
    Supervision and Gatekeeping

    Supervision and Gatekeeping

    In this episode, Dr. Aprille Woodson is joined by Counselor Supervisor William Mulkey to discuss an overview of supervision, scope of practice, and ethical decision-making within counseling supervision.  The conversation also focuses on the importance of gatekeeping within the supervisor and the supervisee relationship.
    Get the transcript here.

    • 26 min
    Digital Presence

    Digital Presence

    Danielle Irving, EdS, LGPC, ACA’s Career Resources Counseling Specialist, joins us to discuss our upcoming virtual career fair, creating a digital footprint in this virtual space, best practices to make your resume stand out, and strategies for building an effective mentoring relationship. 

    Read the transcript here. 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Jawi2023 ,

Great work!

I’ve always enjoyed listening to this podcast since it keeps me informed. I really enjoyed the Spanish interview of the 72nd president.

Tracygardner ,

Tracy Gardner play therapist

The interview with Eliana Gil was amazing. I’m sure I’ll listen more than once. Thank you for this podcast!! Every school counselor needs to hear this interview!

Mackattack2116 ,

3 Stars

I have not found it to be as helpful as I was hoping. I truly wish there was more material out there to support and help graduate students who are entering the field during the post-pandemic chaos. We need a lot of support.

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