Understanding human psychology is a moving target. Specialists and researchers in the field continue to make progress and make new discoveries. As a practicing counselor, I am interested in the latest research and viewpoints. I share information and my thinking in the articles below…
Defining Mental Illness: A Counselor's Perspective
What is mental illness? We knew types of mental illness, and we understood how a mental illness influences a person's thoughts and behaviors, but we really didn't have a definition for what makes up the entire basis of our careers. And while that seems somewhat backwards, let me explain why.