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December 22, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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The Immigrant's Perspectives: Holiday Blues

December 22, 2016 23:55 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]

October 16, 2016
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

Bob Dylan: The First Musician Winning Nobel Prize in Literature Stirring Controversy And Awe

October 16, 2016 00:44 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

For more than five decades, Bob Dylan has been known and globally revered for his prolific work as a song writer/musician. Dylan is not only famous for the songs he sang but also for the lyrics he wrote which makes him distinct as an artist. From half a century ago, Dylan has also written a plethora of songs with socially and politically charged words, stirring controversy. [More]

September 27, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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Immigrant Children: Value of Play Therapy

September 27, 2016 20:02 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]

September 11, 2016
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Does Patriotism Equal Racism?

September 11, 2016 18:02 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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The questioning of the suitability of The Star-Spangled Banner as the National Anthem is nothing new in American history. Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, has refused to stand in honor of the flag that he believes is a symbol subjugation. His actions have reignited lingering questions regarding racism and patriotism. [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 08:00 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 21:03 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]