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The Importance of Community in Food Addiction Recovery

by Rhona Epstein, Ph.D. As counselors, we all know the invaluable benefits of therapy in treating any kind of addiction. Having a designated place and confidant to talk through the underlying issues that inform the addictive process is crucial for breakthrough and understanding. But, in my experience—both personally and professionally—counseling isn’t enough to fully shift […]

By AACC, 6 days ago
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Remembering Dr. Sue Johnson

Remembering our friend Dr. Sue Johnson. She was a world-renowned psychologist, best-selling author, professor, researcher, creator of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Sue lived with cancer for three years. On April 23, 2024, that journey ended. “I so enjoyed our time together at the AACC 2017 ‘Break Every Chain’ World Conference. She said she never felt […]

By AACC, 3 months ago
AACC BLOG

AACC World Conference Sold Out!

by Public Relations FOREST, VA — The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) is excited to announce that the highly anticipated 2023 “Know Hope” World Conference has officially sold out, with over 7,000 attendees set to gather for this transformative event. The Conference will be held at the iconic Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, and […]

By AACC, 11 months ago
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Playing to One Another’s Strengths

by Ashley Elliott, MS, LMHCA, and Chuck Elliott, MOL, MAE Consider your partner’s strengths. Do their qualities always fill your heart with joy? Or do their wonderfully crafted attributes occasionally annoy you? Some of you are much more spiritual than we are and may love the depth that your spouse contributes to your relationship, but […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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Can Christian Clients Benefit from EMDR Therapy?

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapy technique that is increasingly being used in counseling and therapy. EMDR is especially effective in treating trauma and can be a valuable tool for Christians who are seeking counseling. Trauma can profoundly impact a person’s mental and emotional health. It can lead to anxiety, depression, and […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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Neutralizing Your Valentine’s Day Triggers

by Ashley Elliott, MS, LMHCA, and Chuck Elliott, MOL, MAE Thump, thump, thump. Your heart begins to race. You just remembered that Valentine’s Day is approaching. Whether you’re single or married, the pressure brought on by upcoming holidays can feel a bit overwhelming. We want to help you work to lower that heart rate and […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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Escaping Negative Parenting Habits

by Ashley Elliott, MS, LMHCA The role of a parent is one of the most important yet challenging roles one can hold. When faced with complex relationship challenges such as addiction, developmental disorders, or grief, parental stability may waiver. For those who are trained as a counselor or parenting coach, parenting styles are frequently an […]

By AACC, 2 years ago
AACC BLOG

No Surprises Act

No Surprises Act Implementation for Counseling Services  ________  This document is not intended to serve as legal advice and is offered for educational purposes only.  Starting January 1, 2022, mental health professionals will be required by law to give uninsured and self-pay clients a good faith estimate of costs for services when scheduling care or when […]

By AACC, 2 years ago
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Why Diets Don’t Work: Satisfying Your Food Cravings the Healthy Way

by Rhona Epstein, Psy.D. It’s not entirely true that diets don’t work. Plenty of people lose weight on diets. They can list all the times they followed some type of weight loss plan—low carb, low fat, Keto, Medifast®, weight loss surgery, intermittent fasting, fruit only—and lost 10, 20, and even 50 pounds. Although some people […]

By AACC, 3 years ago
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Developing Deeper Relationships

by Dan Seaborn   In Ephesians 4:2 (NIV), Paul sets a high standard for relationships. He writes, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” While Paul is speaking about all relationships in this verse, his words are especially important to spouse, child, and family relationships.   In this article, I’ll […]

By AACC, 2 weeks ago
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Finding Hope Amidst Trauma: Spiritual Strategies for Healing

by Greg Jantz, Ph.D. When working through trauma, your spiritual life and faith in God are your most powerful allies.  I don’t offer the following ideas as a to-do list but as a way to present pathways to healing that can open up for you. These strategies have helped me and countless others I have […]

By AACC, 3 weeks ago
STANDARD CLASSIFIEDS

Classified Listing – Licensed Clinical Counselor – Boys Farm

Join Boys Farm as a Licensed Clinical Counselor! For more than 60 years, Boys Farm, a private residential home for children, has been “Building Boys rather than Mending Men”. Our mission is to offer a home exclusively for the purpose of providing a Christian, charitable and educational home, with love, training, understanding and guidance to […]

By DOUG REID, 4 weeks ago
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Classified Listing – Full-time, Core Faculty Position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor)

Full-time, Core Faculty Position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) Master of Arts in Counseling Program at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) The Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program of RTS announces an opening for a full-time Core Faculty position on its Jackson, MS campus. The MAC program is a CACREP accredited residential Clinical Mental Health […]

By DOUG REID, 4 weeks ago
AACC BLOG

Why Your Church Needs a Mental Health Ministry

__________________________ Mental health has become one of the most pressing issues that affects individuals from all walks of life, including those in our church communities. While churches often spend time and resources focusing on ministries related to spiritual development and growth, like marriage, parenting, outreach, and youth; it is equally essential to address the mental […]

By AACC, 2 months ago
RENEW ALASKA CRUISE

016. The SAMHSA Wellness Wheel: Utilizing the 8 Dimensions of Whole Person Assessment and Treatment in Client Care  

Approved for 2 CEs for Psychologists, Licensed Professionals Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Chemical Dependency Counselors

Approved for 2 CMEs for Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Physicians, and Physicians Assistants

Approved for 2 CEUs for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Approved for 2 IBCC CEs for Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Teachers, and Coaches

By JONATHAN STEELE, 2 months ago
RENEW ALASKA CRUISE

015. Addictionology 2.0: Clinical Advancements Integrating Mind, Body, and Spirit in the Treatment of Substance Use and Abuse  

Approved for 1 CEs for Psychologists, Licensed Professionals Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Chemical Dependency Counselors

Approved for 1 CMEs for Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Physicians, and Physicians Assistants

Approved for 1 CEUs for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Approved for 1 IBCC CEs for Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Teachers, and Coaches

By JONATHAN STEELE, 2 months ago
RENEW ALASKA CRUISE

014. Panel on Faith Integration and Mental Health and Medical Practice  

Approved for 1.5 CEs for Licensed Professionals Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Chemical Dependency Counselors

Approved for 1.5 CMEs for Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Physicians, and Physicians Assistants

Approved for 1.5 CEUs for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Approved for 1.5 IBCC CEs for Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Teachers, and Coaches

By JONATHAN STEELE, 2 months ago
RENEW ALASKA CRUISE

013. Solomon: The First Practitioner of Positive Psychology 

Approved for 1 CEs for Psychologists, Licensed Professionals Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Chemical Dependency Counselors

Approved for 1 CMEs for Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Physicians, and Physicians Assistants

Approved for 1 CEUs for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Approved for 1 IBCC CEs for Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Teachers, and Coaches

By JONATHAN STEELE, 2 months ago