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There is no universal accepted definition of bullying. Olweus (1993) defines bullying as repeated, aggressive behaviour involving a power imbalance between the bully (perpetrator) and the intended bully victim (Olweus and Limber, 2010). Rigby (2010) defines bullying as a systematic and repeated abuse of power and identifies three aspects to ... Read More

Don’t turn away

Most counselors don't specialize in addictions work, but that doesn't mean clients with addictions aren't coming to them for help By Lynne Shallcross Julie Bates offers a sobering thought to anyone who assumes that certain individuals choose a life of addiction. Bates, a doctoral candidate in counselor education at Penn State University, ... Read More

With mental health issues seemingly on the rise on college campuses, counselors focus on outreach and helping students to build life skills By Lynne Shallcross Picture this: You're a college student cramming for finals in a campus lab late one Sunday night when you see a lanky, 6-foot-2-inch, long-haired man striding toward ... Read More

Forging Family Bonds

Counselors who work with adoptive families address issues of loss, disconnection and identity By Lynne Shallcross A simple e-mail makes all the hard work worthwhile for Susan Branco Alvarado. “I may not show it all the time,” an adopted teenage client wrote to Alvarado, “but I really appreciate everything you have done ... Read More

Behavioural therapists have identified two primary goals of group therapy. These are process goals and outcome goals. Process goals refer to goals that are related to the group process. For example, process goals can be to help members improve their comfort level in the group, to increase openness in the ... Read More

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