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Counselors face their own pandemic stress

July 29, 2020 / by / 1 Comment

The stresses are adding up. A pandemic, social unrest, working from home, loss of income and freedoms. Now think of the mental health professionals trying to help the public deal with all that. It can lead to stressed-out counselors, too. “It’s easy to forget that they have a burden because they carry everyone else’s burden,” said Dr. Chis McBride, fulltime faculty in Behavioral Health Sciences who produced a Loom presentation on stress as part of GCU’s partnership with Southwest Network, a mental health provider in Maricopa County.

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Instructor embraces the gift of counseling with faith

June 29, 2020 / by / 0 Comment

Mental health counseling and religious faith haven’t always been on the same page. Today, that is changing. Dr. Laurie Tone, adjunct counseling instructor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, led a webinar Thursday that described how the integration of faith and counseling can give people hope, especially in these uncertain times.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: Set realistic 2019 goals

January 02, 2019 / by / 0 Comment

Dr. Deb, GCU’s Vice President of Counseling and Psychological services, provides a plethora of profound wisdom for the start of 2019. In a soaring column channeling Michelangelo, Dr. Deb advises employees and students to set realistic, idealistic, altruistic and optimistic goals instead of making New Year’s resolutions that risk being broken.

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Dr. Deb’s Mental Health Vitamin: The highway of life

July 25, 2018 / by / 0 Comment

In this week’s Mental Health vitamin, Dr. Deb explains that the streets signs amid us on our daily drives can be applied to our daily lives, helping guide us through life’s trials and tribulations.

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