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Living in Relationship with God

Steve Wright, M.A. I was sitting in church the other day and as I listened to the pastor expound about overcoming adversity, I had some thoughts of my own about how people grow. Spiritual development is about a person going from immature to mature. Immaturity is marked by selfishness. Maturity is marked by selflessness. The […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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Handling Holiday Stress: An Interview with Dr. Eric Scalise

Eric Scalise, Ph.D. Interviewed by Dina Jones, M.A.     We are only three days away from Christmas! How are you doing emotionally? Have you made time to rest and worship? Are you dreading what’s left of your to do list or seeing a certain family member? 75% of people experience “extreme stress” during the holidays, […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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Emmanuel – God With Us

Tim Clinton, Ed.D. “One of two things you must do; you must either receive Him or reject Him. You receive Him here and He will receive you there; you reject Him here and He will reject you there.” -D. L. Moody Anna. Rarely will you see her in a Christmas play.  Out of the four […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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Don’t Miss This Christmas

Tim Clinton, Ed.D. “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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Wise Men Still Seek Him

Tim Clinton, Ed.D. “If you’re sincerely seeking God, God will make His existence evident to you.” -William Lane Craig  A manger.  The baby Jesus.  Mary.  Joseph.  A star. No Christmas play would be complete without the three wise men. Matthew records the amazing story of the “Magi” who “after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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Integrating Spirituality into Therapy

Stephen Wright, M.A., LCPC, RDDP     There have been numerous studies validating the positive impact spirituality has on mental health and well-being (Brown, Carney, Parrish, & Klem, 2013; Galanter, Dermatis, Post, & Sampson, 2013; Starnino & Canda, 2014). Spirituality has been shown to both insulate against the development of mental illness as well as […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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For the Love of Zombie Teens and their Parents

David L. Henderson, MD Raising teenagers can be scary, yet parents possess the power to affect positive change in their child’s life. When it comes to a struggling teenager—especially the undead, zombie-like adolescent living in the next bedroom—the fears that parents harbor lead them to enact many of the same defense mechanisms and cognitive distortions […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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Weathering the Storm: Guiding Parenting During Divorce

John T. Chirban, Ph.D., Th.D. Divorce counseling reveals a range of intense emotions that patients endure, from ultimate rejection by one’s spouse to the utter fear and terror of losing one’s children. In the counseling process, we can witness feelings, thoughts, and reports of actions for which we feel caught off guard and which we […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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Letting Go of Shame in Eating Disorder Recovery

Greta Gleissner, LCSW Your eating disorder is the ‘critical voice’ inside of your head that urges you to feel guilty and shameful for the actions you take. It is normal to feel shame when struggling with an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge-eating disorder. However, the key to recovering from your […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago
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Help for the Holidays: 7 Ways to Keep Food Addicts in Recovery

Rhona Epstein, Psy.D., C.A.C. For clients with food issues and eating addictions, the holidays can be far from sweet. There’s serious risk of relapsing into a mad cycle of binges with all the visions of candy canes and Christmas hams, constant songs and jingles about food, and tempting sweets and excess at every turn. Add […]

By THE AACC, 6 years ago