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'It Only Heals When I Laugh!': Humor in Psychotherapy

In this program, author, professor, and counselor Dr. Paul Peluso discusses the use of humor in psychotherapy. He traces the link between humor as a method to express painful sentiments, as well as open new possibilities to clients.

Ain't the AFL for Nothin'

Fall, 2003: Esther, Senator Kennedy's Immigration Counsel, has plenty of reasons to worry. She's got eight weeks to accomplish a small miracle: get business and labor to agree on a comprehensive immigration deal, and find a Republican to co-sponsor it in the Senate.

Basic Math For Nurses

Nurses in clinical environments will often encounter situations that require the use of mathematical formulas and computations, such as metric conversions, to provide safe and effective patient care. Therefore, it is essential for the nurse to have a strong understanding of basic math and good math skills.

Best Kept Secret

JFK High School, located in a run-down area in Newark, New Jersey, is a public school for all types of students with special education needs. Janet Mino has taught her class of young men with autism for four years. When they all graduate, they will leave the security of the public school system forever.

Beyond the Echo of the Drum

The survival of one of Los Angeles's last remaining black cultural centers is being threatened by city politics and a struggling economy. Beyond the Echo of the Drum follows three passionate community members as they strive to secure a positive future for Leimert Park Village, a unique cultural oasis in the midst of LA’s most notorious communities.

Building Resiliency: How to Unlock your Personal Code for Well Being

This video describes how to build up resiliency and bounce back from unsettling or distressing events.  It explains counseling techniques for putting events into perspective and shows how to specifically apply such techniques to a client.

Call Me Kuchu

In an unmarked office in Uganda, David Kato, the country's first openly gay man, labors to repeal his nation's homophobic laws and liberate his fellow "kuchus."  But this is a formidable task: a new anti-homosexuality bill has emerged that proposes death for HIV-positive gay men, and prison for anyone who fails to turn in a known homosexual.

Catholicism At the Crossroads

After the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI – an unprecedented event in modern times - a non-European has been elected for the first time: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina.

Counseling Returning Veterans with PTSD

In this session, the counselor helps a client understand and change how he thinks about trauma and its aftermath. The goal is to understand how certain thoughts about the trauma cause stress and make the symptoms worse. It illustrates how to help a client identify thoughts about the world and self that are making him or her afraid or upset.

Culturally Sensitive Guidelines for Non-Black Therapists Working with African American Couples

Counseling literature often speaks of providing diverse clients with culturally sensitive treatment, but rarely breaks down what this means within individual groups. Discussion of culturally sensitive treatment interventions with African-American couples is particularly rare.

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