CULTURE CORNER – Multicultural Competence: Not a Destination, But a Journey

CULTURE CORNER   Multicultural Competence: Not a Destination, But a Journey Written by Dr. Misty M. Ginicola   With the level of conflicts in today’s world, the importance of having multicultural competence is clear. From race conflicts to political divisiveness, religious freedom laws to discrimination of gender and sexuality minorities, the current social climate is … Continue reading »

CULTURE CORNER – Counselor Know Thyself: Developing Self-Awareness within the Multicultural Competence Counseling Model

CULTURE CORNER – Counselor Know Thyself: Developing Self-Awareness within the Multicultural Competence Counseling Model Written by Dr. Misty M. Ginicola It almost seems counterintuitive to begin a journey to establish competence in working with others by concentrating on oneself. But the first component of counseling multicultural competence requires just that: to be self-aware. As a … Continue reading »

Cultural Corner: Thoughts on the Counseling Tennessee Legislature

CCA Multicultural Counseling Committee & CT-ALGBTIC Committee Dr. Misty Ginicola, LPC & Kelly Moran, School Counseling Graduate Student Welcome to our inaugural Cultural Corner Column! We are dedicated to bringing CCA members brief news, resources, or event announcements each month that can help us all become more multiculturally competent as counselors! This month, we are … Continue reading »

Writing Tomorrow’s Black History

Writing Tomorrow’s Black History By Misty M. Ginicola Black History Month is a time when we reflect on the amazing contributions to our society by our African American brothers and sisters. While it is incredibly important to recognize this history and honor the role of African Americans in our culture and in the counseling profession, … Continue reading »

9/11 museum evokes strong memories

CCA Executive Director, Deb Del Vecchio-Scully, is interviewed for the CT Post’s Article, “9/11 museum evokes strong memories” Click here to read the article

A Counselor’s Best Friend: The Use of a Registered Therapy Dog in the Counseling Office

A Counselor’s Best Friend: The Use of a Registered Therapy Dog in the Counseling Office Written by Dr. Misty Ginicola In 1962, Levinson first wrote about the potential of using service dogs as psychotherapeutic co-therapists. Although at the time, it may have seemed a strange fit, the use of dogs in the therapy environment has … Continue reading »

CT POST: Anniversaries Can Be A Blueprint For Evil

Anniversaries can be a blueprint for evil John Burgeson Updated 11:41 pm, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 As the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting approaches on Dec. 14, it’s no secret that those who carry out horrific acts pick their dates very carefully, experts say. Take the Boston Marathon bombing on April … Continue reading »

Career Management During Turbulent Times

November 2013 CCA E-Newsletter Article submitted by Michael Shavel, CCCDA At no point in recent history have job seekers faced unprecedented concern and uncertainty over their economic future and ability to find suitable employment. Since 2008, millions of individuals have been laid-off due to downsizing, restructuring, and outsourcing, while employers have hired fewer workers during … Continue reading »