A Season of So Many Feels
Aug 15, 2022
Mental health crisis. It's all over the news. People are exhausted and leaving their positions. Nowhere near enough counselors to meet all of the needs. No real pipeline to bring new people into the field. The tracks that people used to follow have broken down, and it will take years to rebuild them. Suicide rates are off the charts with several different subgroups.
Aug 10, 2022
In my younger years, I grew up praying spontaneous, extemporaneous, non-liturgical prayers. These were primarily prayers of praise and thanksgiving to God, as well as prayers of intercession: my interceding for others, as well as for myself, asking God to help me be and do better at whatever. Not to mention prayers of repentance for my sinfulness. And of course, such a way of praying is not only appropriate but necessary, certainly for a Christian, limited as it may be merely to one’s own understanding and awareness.
Aug 5, 2022
I’m a listener of stories. A story viewer. My professions and my retirement post profession revolved and revolves around stories. In a recent pod episode of “The Moth,” a snippet of a storyteller said the following. “Life happens...and it is the job or us mere mortals to make meaning out of what happens.” It is not some cosmic fatalism, or god given event that some might prescribe to what happens, as well meaning as those spoken words might mean when said to someone, thanks, but most times not helpful. Those times might just be more helped by sitting with someone and being present to them.
COP Spotlight: About ACPE’s Friday Psychotherapists Community of Practice
Aug 5, 2022
Early in the COVID pandemic, ACPE staff member Katherine Higgins sent out a general invitation to interested persons to join a weekly gathering of like-minded persons for a one-hour weekly ZOOM gathering on Fridays at 12 noon ET.
For your professional ethics edification in August
Aug 5, 2022
Once a month the ACPE Professional Ethics Commission (PEC) posts a couple of statements from our Code of Professional Ethics for ACPE Members. Each posting is accompanied by a brief personal reflection from a member of the PEC discussing some ways this person lives these commitments*. August’s statements are: