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December 23, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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The Immigrant's Perspectives: Holiday Blues

December 23, 2016 01:55 by Hilda Huj

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It is the holiday season, the most wonderful time of the year. Or, is it? For most people, being an immigrant means that they are far away from their family and friends abroad. During the holiday season, when family and friendship values are the highlights of the celebration, it is hard not to feel sad and lonely. [More]

September 27, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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Immigrant Children: Value of Play Therapy

September 27, 2016 22:02 by Hilda Huj

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Throughout human history, migration has been a fact of life. However, as a result of globalization, it currently affects more people than ever before. Amnesty International ("People on the move", n.d.) reports that more than 230 million people live outside their country of birth. That is about 3% of the world's global population. And that number grows every day. [More]

July 19, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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The Fruit is Still Strange: Racism in the United States

July 19, 2016 10:00 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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In 1938 Abel Meerpol, who was white and Jewish, wrote a poem entitled “Strange Fruit”. He added music in 1939. When Billie Holiday sang it at Cafe Society in Greenwich Village, which was the first integrated club in New York, it became a passionate and disturbing anthem for the Civil Rights movement. The “Strange Fruit” referred to the lynchings of black men in the South. [More]

June 30, 2016
by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC

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ACA Says "Bye Felicia" To Nashville

June 30, 2016 23:03 by Trey and Rebecca Harrison, MA, LPC

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2016 will be a year remembered for dramatic exits and entrances, especially in issues related to ethics and equality. The field of professional counseling is no haven from various controversies as the preeminent national organization for professional counselors, the American Counseling Association (ACA), recently made headlines for their responses to legislation passed in Tennessee. [More]

April 10, 2016
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

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New Mainstream in Hollywood: Faith-based Films

April 10, 2016 16:10 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

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Easter may have come and gone but its spirit only seems to be rising and expanding. The fervor is especially evident in the string of faith-based films released in recent years, steadily appealing to and supported by Christian movie-goers nationwide. The latest of these is “Miracles From Heaven” – a new release from Sony which is already making headlines... [More]

March 13, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Machismo and the GOP

March 13, 2016 23:29 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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What is a political party to do? In the beginning Donald Trump’s run for the presidency was considered with amusement. It was common to hear The Donald brag, threaten, promise and ridicule. He appeared to be the kind of individual to avoid in an argument — he only believes in himself. [More]