Boom in Aging Adults Could Overwhelm Mental Health Care Field

As Americans live longer and the overall population ages, the mental health care field will need to be better equipped to treat a population that is more likely to experience mental illness in their lifetimes and more likely to be newly diagnosed as an older adult.

 

The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers

Caregiving can be both a rewarding and challenging experience. It is important for those looking after a loved one to recognize their own needs and seek assistance from counselors and support groups when necessary. 

40 Years Later: Addressing PTSD Among Older Combat Veterans

While most Vietnam veterans living today are both mentally and physically healthy, approximately 1 in 10 veterans who served in Vietnam experienced PTSD symptoms four decades later. For Vietnam veterans who served before the military understood and was prepared to assist with the effects of the condition, being diagnosed with PTSD later in life presents distinct challenges for older veterans and the counselors who serve them. 

Finding Light and Love Amid the #MeToo Awakening

Society must balance the fight to end the secrecy of violence that plagues communities with the need to recognize the light and love in this world. This Valentine’s Day, instead of honoring romantic love, honor the love of helping others by recognizing amazing women who are dedicated to #ShatteringTheSilence and making the world a better place.

5 Questions with Dr. Fulmer: An Interview with Fifth-Quarter Student Theodora Cunningham

Student Theodora Cunningham discusses her experience with the self-reflective practitioner component of the Counseling@Northwestern program, sharing highlights and offering advice for prospective students.

Students, Faculty Tackle the Future of Counseling at ACES Conference

The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision came to Chicago for four days of continuing education for counselors, master’s and doctoral candidates, and prospective students. Six faculty members and five students presented at the event, including Dr. Anita Neuer Colburn who received the Research in Counselor Education and Supervision Award.