The Counselor: Spring 2018

One of my favorite volunteer gigs right now is that I get to edit the quarterly newsletter of Oregon’s chapter of the American Counseling Association. It’s been fun to revamp this small journal’s content to focus on issues surrounding social justice as they relate to the counseling profession in Oregon. And it’s always a huge blast to find and reach out topotential contributors and advertisers, edit content, and manage/do all of the design and layout. If you’re interested in issues affecting this field and this work, check out the spring edition of The Counselor, out today 🙂 


Happy May Day, Oregon Counselors and comrades!

We hope you enjoy our spring issue of The Counselor.

A couple months back, we solicited articles for a special issue, Focus On: Grief + End of Life Issues, and we’re grateful that so many of you chose to write to us and share a part of your story. Because of you, this month we’re pleased to share some really insightful perspectives on how grief shapes us as counselors, and how we can work on more effectively help our clients’ as they work through their own experiences with grief and end of life issues.

In this issue:

When Death Makes No Sense by Ronda Gallawa-Foyt, LMHC

Culture and Grieving “Well” by Eliza Alvarez McBride, grad student

No Platitudes, Please by Kris Fant, LPC, LMHC

PD&E Update: “Death, Dying & Grief” by Gianna Russo-Mitma, MS, LMFT

Grieving Gendered Selves by Sasha Strong, PhD (cand.), LPC Intern

An Invitation to Question: Worldview & Death by Tamara Webb, LPC, LMHC

Death with Dignity: Clinical Input into Capacity Evaluations by Harry C. Dudley, PsyD

COPACT Corner: Our 2018 Legislative Season by Andrea J. Wright Johnston, LMFT

Editorial: March for Our Lives by Moira Ryan, LPC

Resource Highlight: SAGE Metro Portland

Happy reading!

Moira Ryan, LPC

Editor, The Counselor