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An increase in graduate students in the NIU M.S. Specialization in the Marriage and Family Therapy (SMFT) Program is not only good news for the program, it’s good news for those in need of counseling right now. Because second-year students in the program provide counseling services (with faculty supervision), the influx means there more opportunities...
Teens who find themselves on the wrong side of the law are nothing new – such stories have flickered on movie screens for a century – but the need to identify new strategies to support them never ends. A new course in the NIU Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education this fall is providing...
The NIU community is invited to hear a national speaker, Jordan Burnham, share his story of coping with depression when he visits campus on Sept. 21. The program is part of efforts by Helping Huskies Thrive, a suicide prevention and awareness effort on campus. His visit takes place at 7 p.m. in the Sandburg Auditorium...
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According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, unique characteristics of prisons pose important implications for treating clients within this setting. Despite the possibility that experience with legal matters might be detrimental to individuals involved, such experiences can also result in positive change. The Northern Illinois University Counseling Association will host a lecture...
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According to the American Psychological Association, people who identify as LGBT utilize mental health services more than their heterosexual counterparts. They also experience depression, anxiety, substance abuse and suicidality at disproportionate rates, and are more likely to be homeless, suffer abuse and experience feelings of loneliness. Forty-two percent of LGBT youth say their communities are...
LaVerne Gyant
The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars is honoring LaVerne Gyant, director of the NIU Center for Black Studies, for her many contributions to international education. Gyant has been selected as the sole recipient of the 2014 Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education. She will accept the award later...
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According to the U.S. Administration on Aging, the number of United States residents older than 65 in 2009 numbered 39.6 million, representing about 1 in every 8 Americans. With ever-decreasing death rates, this population is expected to swell to 72.1 million people by 2030, representing almost 1 in 4 Americans. As a population in transition...
David Berceli
Trauma, according to the American Psychological Association, is an emotional response to a terrible event such as an accident, rape or natural disaster. Longer-term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms such as headaches or nausea. In some cases, long-term effects can cause post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition which can affect...
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Counselors in the College of Education’s Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education (CAHE) will offer counseling in response to Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Philippines on Nov. 8, and the Nov. 16 tornadoes that struck Illinois. “Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the university community who has been – or...
Recent estimates count more than 2 million post-9/11 military veterans. The National Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that unemployment rates among veterans was 10 percent in August of this year. The RAND Center for Military Health Policy Research reported that nearly 20 percent of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffered from major depression...
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The statistics are startling. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three women and one in four men have experienced rape, physical violence or stalking in their lifetime. According to the Children’s Defense Fund, 1 million acts of domestic violence occur in the United States each year, with up to 10 million children...
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Each academic year, millions of students are affected by depression, anxiety or a related mental health issue. Depression is a serious medical condition that is disabling and can be characterized by mood, physical and cognitive changes. These symptoms can prevent a person from functioning normally. And while 44 percent of college students report feeling depressed,...
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