Counseling Clients With Complex Disorders

February 2, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

…progress is the measuring stick. You want your patient to know the joy of a structured, purposeful life.

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Predicting Success in Groups

January 15, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

We don’t need to ‘cure’ social anxiety, only to increase the individual’s level of control over his or her emotions…

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Confirmation Bias and Counseling

September 29, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Project Match has long been held up as demonstrating the efficacy of three very different approaches.

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Addiction Counseling Ingredients

April 28, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Stats are something we impose on them when there’s already another client waiting in the corridor and the charting still isn’t done.

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Counseling Effectiveness: Allegiance and Alliance

April 24, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

The challenge is to develop that relationship quickly enough to engage the client and create an environment that promotes success.

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Professional Versus Not

April 17, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

From the beginning, it was designed to be a program for living… a grass-roots approach based not on scientific research or professional practice but on the direct experience of recovering persons.

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Confrontation Without Conflict

March 27, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

If we inadvertently activate the ‘fight-flight’ response, communication will come to a halt.

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March 10, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

What’s the difference? Maybe it’s in how confrontation is used.

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What ‘Empathy’ Means

February 24, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Not so much ‘I share your pain’ as ‘I want to show you I understand what you mean.’

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Examining Goals and Assumptions

January 30, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Others enter counseling with no intention of changing at all. Their goal is simply to placate some authority.

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