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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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Celebrating Black History Month

We want to pause to recognize and celebrate Black History Month. As seen with recent events, we still have work to do to heal the current political divide and racial tension. Our mission is to be agents of reconciliation together.  Recently, AACC President, Dr. Tim Clinton, sat down with Alveda King, the niece of Martin […]

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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Creating an Exit Strategy to Overcome Grief Through the Holidays

by Ashley Elliott, MS, LMHCA, and Chuck Elliott, MOL, MAE We’ve all been there, wishing we could tap into an unknown superpower and teleport away from a difficult conversation. When this happens during a holiday gathering soon after facing loss, we might bite through our lip or stare into oblivion as we stay and absorb […]

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, 1 year ago
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Remembering Dr. Freda V. Crews

Dr. Freda V. Crews, 86, of Lake Bowen, SC departed for her heavenly home and into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, October 21, 2022, following a lengthy illness. Dr. Crews was a Charter member of American Association of Christian Counselors and was part of a core group of members […]

By AACC, 2 years ago
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Remembering Dr. Ed Hindson

Today we say our goodbyes to AACC friend, colleague, beloved teacher and noted biblical scholar, Dr. Ed Hindson. He was one of the original contributors to the ‘Caring for People God’s Way’ biblical counseling curriculum and stood alongside Dr. Tim Clinton as a mentor in the field. Dr. Hindson also was a contributing editor to […]

By AACC, 2 years ago
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Preparing the Church to Help: Training Congregants to Assist Those in Crisis, Trauma and Recovery

by Edward E. Moody, Jr.  I was leaving a restaurant when I received a call about a serious accident in our community. The caller ended with, “Come quick!” I was a counselor educator at North Carolina Central University and had recently begun serving as a pastor at Tippett’s Chapel, a rural church. When I arrived, […]

By AACC, 2 years ago
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Remembering Dr. Doug Rosenau 

Dr. Doug Rosenau, a pioneering Christian expert, and leader in healthy sexuality, went home to be with the Lord early Sunday morning, April 10, 2022.    A man of deep faith, long-time AACC friend, and presenter, Doug cared deeply about God’s Word. He profoundly influenced helping counselors to develop a biblical view on sexuality and […]

By AACC, 2 years ago
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Remembering Dr. Gary R. Collins

Dr. Gary R. Collins (1934-2021) With heavy hearts, we share the news that pioneering Christian counselor, coach educator, author and former President of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Dr. Gary Collins, passed away this morning, December 13th, 2021. “Filled with contagious energy, Gary loved the Lord, his family, investing in young leaders and influencing […]

By AACC, 2 years ago