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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, 5 hours 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, 1 month 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, 5 months 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, 7 months 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, 8 months ago
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DSM-5-TR – What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know

Quick Guide to the DSM-5-TR – What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know Recently, the American Psychiatric Association released the DSM-5-TR, which includes a fully revised text and references, updated diagnostic criteria, and ICD–10–CM codes. The DSM–5 was previously published in 2013. Below, you will find a compiled list of changes with downloadable fact sheets provided by the American Psychiatric […]

By AACC, 8 months ago
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No Surprises Act

No Surprises Act Implementation for Counseling Services  ________  This document is not intended to serve as legal advice and is offered for educational purposes only.  Starting January 1, 2022, mental health professionals will be required by law to give uninsured and self-pay clients a good faith estimate of costs for services when scheduling care or when […]

By AACC, 10 months 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, 12 months ago
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Why Diets Don’t Work: Satisfying Your Food Cravings the Healthy Way

by Rhona Epstein, Psy.D. It’s not entirely true that diets don’t work. Plenty of people lose weight on diets. They can list all the times they followed some type of weight loss plan—low carb, low fat, Keto, Medifast®, weight loss surgery, intermittent fasting, fruit only—and lost 10, 20, and even 50 pounds. Although some people […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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Don’t Blow Up Your Ministry: Defuse the Underlying Issues That Take Pastors Down

by Michael MacKenzie, D.Min. I answered the phone at our office. It was a pastor calling. He got right to the point. “If you don’t help me, I might not be here a year from now.” He was talking about suicide. Pastors are hurting right now. Yes, everyone is hurting but some are carrying more […]

By AACC, 1 year ago