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What is Ethnocentric Monoculturalism? How it Differs from Ethnocentrism? How it Affects Counseling?

What is Ethnocentric Monoculturalism? How it Differs from Ethnocentrism? How it Affects Counseling? By: Jodie Lewis, M.Ed., CRC, LPC, NCC If counselors are not aware of their own biases and beliefs, they can unknowing impose harm to clients.  Ethnocentric monoculturalism is when a person believes that one group, specifically the white group is superior to …

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Documentary Critique Surrounding Persons with Disabilities #1 – A Fighting Chance, The Documentary about Kyle Maynard

Documentary Critique Surrounding Persons with Disabilities #1 – A Fighting Chance, The Documentary about Kyle Maynard Jodie Lewis, M.Ed., CRC, LPC, NCC Christian.  Confident.  Adventurous.  These are the three words Kyle Maynard used to describe himself in the documentary, A Fighting Chance.  The film followed Kyle’s journey as he began training in his first mixed …

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How Depression and Anxiety May Affect PWD Coping and Adaptation Process

How Depression and Anxiety May Affect PWD Coping and Adaptation Process Two significant mental health disorders that may occur in people with disabilities (PWD) are depression and anxiety.  Depression and anxiety can take place for many reasons.  For people who have progressive disabilities or who have just learned about a new disability, there are many …

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Book Review #1, Tough as they Come  – How the Content in this Book May be Useful for PWD

Book Review #1, Tough as they Come  – How the Content in this Book May be Useful for PWD Jodie Lewis, M.Ed., CRC, LPC, NCC  “Never quit, never give up” is how Travis Mills lives his life, demonstrated by his attitude throughout the narration of his autobiography, Tough as they Come.  The young United States …

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EMPATHY VS SYMPATHY

I came across this great video by Brene Brown and her description on Empathy vs Sympathy. What I found particularly poignant is what she says about sentences beginning with “At least…” Take a few minutes and check it out:

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