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Holistic Career Counseling for Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma

By Jean Becker-Sullivan

A holistic approach that includes mental health counseling and career counseling, instead of a singular trait and factor approach, is useful when working with people experiencing compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. An increase in compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma related to the COVID-19 outbreak and recent social justice protests is anticipated.

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Counselor Educators & Researchers

Funding Knowledge Creation

By Patrick Akos and Roni White

Research plays a fundamental and expansive role in the work of our professional home, as evidenced by publications, grants, and committee work within NCDA. If you need assistance with research, such as reaching potential participants or securing funds to complete research, look to NCDA for support. [Ed's. Note: This article has been updated and reprinted here in support of Counselor Educators and Researchers.]

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Independent Practice

Singular They is Okay: Practical Approaches for Creating Inclusivity for all Genders

By Melanie Miller & Amanda Schagane

Creating welcoming career development spaces for gender-diverse clients is an increasingly important goal for practitioners. This article offers an overview of gender and sexual identity, gender pronouns, and simple strategies for creating a gender-inclusive environment, with a focus on communication.

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K-12

Assisting Opportunity Youth in Developing a Winning Job Search Strategy in the Age of COVID-19

By Andrea Leszczynski

Opportunity youth are considered out-of-school and out-of-work youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who face employment barriers. Their unemployment rate nearly tripled at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Career specialists are uniquely positioned to assist opportunity youth market themselves to employers in the post-pandemic economic landscape.

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Post-Secondary

Career Counseling and Decision-making for Latinx Transfer Students

By Paolo Varquez

The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand the career and major decision-making process, the role of institutional agents in students' career decision making, and their experiences with counselors, particularly with career counseling during time as students at a community college for 13 Latinx transfer students. This article includes a summary of the research background, thematic results, and recommendations for practitioners.

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Workplaces

Reflections on the Past: What We Learned from 9/11 and the 2008 Recession

By Mason Murphy and Melanie Reinersman

It is easy to forget how career services professionals created a sense of reassurance after other world crises due to being so caught up in the present pandemic. Reflecting on the lessons learned in 2001 and 2008 is critical to assisting workers everywhere now and more important, moving the field of career development forward.

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NCDA News

Our Human Right to Work: The American Counseling Association's Advocacy Campaign

By Mark Scholl, Judy Daniels, Justina Wong, and Claire Openshaw

NCDA’s commitment to addressing barriers that potentially impede clients’ rights fits well with the American Counseling Association's (ACA) long history of addressing issues of injustice. The ACA Human Rights Committee aims to increase awareness and develop an advocacy statement outlining the importance of employment as a basic human right.

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Tech Tips

Zoom on over to Jitsi

Need an alternative video meeting platform that is both secure and more accessible? Try Jitsi Meet, an open-source alternative to video conference software. Jitsi does not share the data of users, encrypts all communications, and has no time limit for meetings. Jitsi is free and offers both an iOS and Android app. For video hosting needs, you can try Jitsi Videobridge (also free but for the more advanced user) it allows you to post any video for streaming.


Submitted by Dirk Matthews dirkmatthews@gmail.com

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