Thank you to everyone helping to spread the word about the new Chicagoland LGBTQ Services Directory at http://www.chicagolgbtservices.org.
One of my passions is reshaping the way the community views counselling. I am committed to de-stigmatizing counselling and educating the community of how counselling can provide a map for healing, growth and exceptional living.
I would like to write a brief tribute to my dear mentor, Dr. Theodore Millon. His impact on the field of psychology has been enormous. He won lifetime achievement awards for his scientific contributions. The Ted Millon I remember, however, was a great human being.
Adler School Associate Professor and psychologist Dr. David Castro-Blanco elaborates on his advice featured in a recent Lifehacker.com story about “How to Talk to Your Kids About Death.”
The groundbreaking ideas on social interest and community health that Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs pioneered are advanced all over the world today. Happy Birthday, Drs. Adler and Dreikurs.
I believe that it’s vitally important for counselors – whether working in the addictions field or not – to know how to most effectively help the loved ones of those with addictions. They need help equally as much as the addicts they love.
I don’t believe that anyone chooses to become an addict. But when addicts ultimately know they have a problem – as they all do, in time – that is where the choice point lies. Will they choose to get help or to remain in active addiction?
I have been an addictions therapist for more than 20 years. I work primarily with the loved ones of addicts – because there continue to be too few resources for them, and they often suffer just as much as the addicts they so dearly love.