Expert Interviews & Perspectives in Counseling

With one in five Americans living with a mental illness, there is a rising demand for various types of counseling professionals. Through in-depth interviews and expert-written perspectives, discover what to expect while addressing specific conditions within populations, as well as the advocacy issues affecting current and aspiring counselors.

National Mentoring Month Advocacy Guide (2021)

Calendar Icon January 12, 2021 Cevia Yellin

When you think of the best moments of your childhood, outside of your home, who comes to mind? A favorite teacher, coach, neighbor, friend? Whether formal or informal, positive relationships with mentors provide benefits for both youth and adults.

An Expert’s Guide to Fighting Coronavirus Fatigue and Seasonal Depression

Calendar Icon December 23, 2020 Nina Chamlou

As we approach the one year mark of living in a global pandemic, communities around the world are suffering from what experts are calling “pandemic fatigue”—the feeling of exhaustion of life in the new normal. The endurance and sense of unity that many of us felt months ago at the beginning of the crisis is beginning to dissipate, and in its place is a feeling of restlessness and impatience.

Covid-19 and Mental Health: How Will the Pandemic Impact Children in the Long Term?

Calendar Icon December 16, 2020 Vanessa Salvia

When the coronavirus became a household word earlier this year, the world quickly shifted. We all had to perform many daily tasks differently—from how we grocery shopped to how we cleaned our homes, from how we worked to how we cared for our children. Developmental psychologists quickly recognized how much this impacted the daily lives of parents, and by extension, that of their children.

An Expert on the Long-Term Effects of Covid-19 Social Isolation

Calendar Icon December 10, 2020 Matt Zbrog

Lockdown measures and social distancing have a critical role to play in curbing the Covid-19 pandemic, but they come with the side effects of social isolation and loneliness, which have been proven to have harmful effects on the public.

Mental Health Disabilities & Employment: An Interview with the U.S. Department of Labor

Calendar Icon November 24, 2020 Cevia Yellin

Started in 2001, the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) is a non-regulatory federal agency housed in the U.S. Department of Labor. ODEP’s primary objective is to eliminate barriers to the employment and training of individuals with disabilities.

Treating Narcissists: The Psychology of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NBD)

Calendar Icon November 17, 2020 Nina Chamlou

Variations of the word narcissism, which comes from a Greek myth about a handsome youth named Narcissus who fell in love with his own reflection, have been around for millennia. But in the early 20th century, Sigmund Freud published a paper on narcissism, generating interest from the psychology community. It has since been seen as a legitimate psychological condition.

Can You Change Someone’s Mind? An Expert on How to Bridge the Political Divide

Calendar Icon November 2, 2020 Rachel Drummond

The pandemic of 2020 has caused worldwide suffering, but could it be what bridges the bipartisan gap in America? Read on to learn what a leadership psychology professor has to say on political persuasion.

Interview with a Professor: Empowering Florida’s School Counselors

Calendar Icon August 17, 2020 Matt Zbrog

Something is broken in America’s schools. In the last 18 years, there have been more victims of school shootings than in the entire 20th century combined. No other nation has anything remotely resembling this problem.

Interview with a Certified Sex Therapist – What to Know About This Growing Career

Calendar Icon August 4, 2020 Becca Brewer

Well-trained and dedicated sex therapists can play a life-changing role for their clients and for a sexually-empowered world.

How to Avoid Mental Health Professional Burnout – Interview with an Expert

Calendar Icon August 3, 2020 Nina Chamlou

As the economic burden of COVID-19 continues to rise, the WHO said it anticipates a direct effect on societies’ mental health.