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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, 2 months ago
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Resource Guide for COVID-19

As updates become available daily, we believe it is critical to be equipped with accurate information on COVID-19. That is why we have compiled the most up-to-date resources for you to review and stay informed. Updated January 10, 2021. COVID-19 Facts What is Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)? Key Facts Current Situation Summary CDC COVID Data Tracker […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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Change is in the Air for Licensed Counselors as Georgia State Passes New Bill

COUNSEL ALERT As licensed professionals, we have looked at our state boards and wondered if there would be a time when we could have a license in one state and practice in another state. We have all made hard choices about where to live based on these laws and have dread state line moves due […]

By AACC, 1 year ago
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AACC Statement on Racial Reconciliation

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** June 3, 2020 CONTACT: American Association of Christian Counselors | pr@aacc.net | (800) 526-8673 AACC Statement on Racial Reconciliation The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) condemns violence against African-American men and women, and all people of color. We stand against all forms of racism, bigotry, and violence.   At the heart of the […]

By AACC, 2 years ago
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COVID-19

Counsel Alert COVID-19 Over the past few days, COVID-19 has dominated the news cycle. The World Health Organization has labeled the coronavirus a pandemic. We wanted to provide some helpful tips for you, your church, ministry, and practice. Share the Facts. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created helpful resources on COVID-19. We encourage […]

By AACC, 2 years ago
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Hold on Tight! The Neurochemistry of Infatuation and Lifelong Love

Hold on Tight! The Neurochemistry of Infatuation and Lifelong Love by W. Jesse Gill, Psy.D. Do you remember your early days of falling in love with your spouse? With a flushed face, beating heart, and a mind that could not stop thinking of your beloved, you were drawn to him or her. You may have felt […]

By AACC, 2 years ago
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Internationally Acclaimed Speaker Rick Amato Named Ambassador to the Church for Mental Health and Addiction

Internationally Acclaimed Speaker Rick Amato Named Ambassador to the Church for Mental Health and Addiction FOREST, VA – The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) is pleased to announce the addition of internationally acclaimed speaker, Rick Amato, as the Ambassador to the Church for Mental Health and Addiction. Amato founded Rick Amato Ministries, leading him […]

By AACC, 2 years ago
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A Stronger Grip

Juliet Cáceres, Psy.D. Director of Spiritual Services, Timberline Knolls    On a walk through a forest preserve, I came across a steep set of stairs.  As I carefully descended the stairs, I overheard a man say, “let go of the handrail, just hold on to my hand.”  I looked over and saw a beautiful Latino […]

By AACC, 4 years ago
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It’s Not What You Think

Lisa Sleezer, M.A. Have you ever jumped to conclusions? Have you ever made an in-the-moment decision, only to look back and realize your decision was based on worry? Many of us jump to conclusions about situations in our lives and make decisions quickly without pausing to fully ‘unwrap’ the logical, emotional, and spiritual roots of […]

By AACC, 4 years ago
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Embracing the Pain

Steve Wright, MA, LCPC, RDDP   Betty (not her name) is a 25-year old who has been through too much in her life. An uncle raped her when she was 12, and her mom didn’t believe her when she told her. Betty’s life took a very dark turn after that. She stopped believing she was […]

By AACC, 4 years ago