32 When the hurt is aimed inward
By Lynne Shallcross
Learn what functions are being served in cases of self-injury, what clients need from you as a counselor and why the therapeutic relationship might hold the key to change.
42 The dawn of a new DSM
Compiled by Jonathan Rollins
From new disorders and collapsed disorders to dimensional assessment and reduced diagnostic thresholds, what changes might counselors expect to see with the official
release of the DSM-5and how will it affect counseling practice moving forward?
52 Creature comforts
By Leslie A Stewart, Catherine Y. Chang & Amy Jaynes
Researchers and practitioners are finding that including a therapy animal in the counseling process has a unique, positive impact on the therapeutic alliance.
58 When religion and sexual orientation collide
By Michelle R. Cox
If counselors with conservative values and beliefs are to be effective in their practices, they must attempt to assist all clients in resolving issues -in spite of
differences and without compromising their faith.
62 A celebration of counseling in Cincinnati
By Heather Rudow
The ACA 2013 Conference & Expo featured approval of ACXs 20th division, rwo new interest nerworks, a town hall meeting for the first draft of the revised ACA Code of Ethics and rwo inspiring keynotes.
66 20/20 can’t reach consensus on
education requirements for license portability
By Jonathan Rollins
The final “building block to portability” instead turns into a stumbling block.