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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
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Counseling Military Families: Key Factors in Effective Care

by Suzanne Mikkelson, Ph.D. “What a day!… First I forgot my ID and couldn’t pay off my StarCard at the PX, after that, I couldn’t sign the children up for soccer at CYS because I forgot my husband’s LES (and still didn’t have my ID). I finally made it to my FRG meeting and found […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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Working with High Conflict Couples: Assessing for Abusive Elements

by Leslie Vernick, MSW Working with high conflict couples presents unique challenges that frustrate and confuse even experienced counselors. We can work for months, even years, without seeing improvement. And, we can miss some crucial diagnostic components if we are not mindful of what to look for.              High conflict couples experience frequent fighting that […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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Understanding and Interrupting Generational Trauma Transmission

by Phillip Monroe, Psy.D. Take a minute and reflect:What blessings do you see that have cometo you through the life and experiences of the previous generation of your family? Education? Faith? Economic stability? Work ethic? What pains and suffering did you inherit from those before you? Addiction? Violence? Discrimination? Poverty? Inadequate education? Notice that you […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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Remembering Dr. Archibald Hart

The Memorial Service for Dr. Archibald D. Hart  July 21, 2021  Today, we remember and celebrate a beloved colleague and friend, outstanding educator, administrator, author, and former board member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Dr. Archibald Hart.  To know him was to love him. His passion and communication skills, wrapped in one of […]

By AACC, 2 years ago
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Remembering the Life and Legacy of Dr. Archibald Hart

With heavy hearts, we share the news that a colleague, friend, outstanding educator, administrator, author, member, and former board member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Dr. Archibald Hart, passed away on July 18th, 2021. Dr. Hart was a pioneer in the field and Christian counseling and psychology. With permission, we share a letter […]

By AACC, 2 years ago
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Creating a Culture of On-Site Self-Care Strategies

by Alexia Georghiou Burnout was recently defined as an epidemic and diagnosable condition by the World Health Organization. With the COVID19 pandemic, it is time to begin developing onsite self-care strategies. Whether we are in the office, or joining virtually, there are stressors leading to the burnout that so many have recently experienced.  As helping […]

By AACC, 2 years ago
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Grace for Mothers

“You are sending someone else?” The condescending tone on the other side of the phone was evident to me. “Yes, if the doctor is not going to be able to do the procedure that day, I will send my friend with my daughter for the doctor’s appointment.” “Ok,” the condescension continued as I tried to […]

By AACC, 2 years ago
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Creating Healing Spaces for Those Affected by Race-based Trauma

by Fredrica Brooks-Davis, M.A., Psy.D. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) 2019 Hate Crime Statistics Report, data collected by 15,588 law enforcement agencies reported 7,314 hate crimes that involved 8,559 offenses. There were 8,552 victims of single-bias motivated incidents, of which 57.6% were a result of race/ethnicity/ancestry bias, 20.1% religion bias, and 16.7% […]

By AACC, 2 years ago
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A Tribute to Dr. David Stoop by Stephen Arterburn

On March 10, 2021, psychologist Dr. David Stoop, clinical psychologist, best-selling author, Christian recovery pioneer, dies at age 83 died in Newport Beach, California, while trying to recover from a stroke experienced five months earlier. He was 83 years old. He was married to Dr. Jan Stoop, for 63 years.

By AACC, 2 years ago