By CCI Team It is important to represent yourself accurately as anyone who attempts to practice, or holds himself or herself out to practice as a clinical professional counselor or professional counselor without being licensed or exempt will pay a civil penalty to the Department in an amount not to exceed $10,000 for each […]
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By CCI Team As a developing counselor, I’ve considered the implications of de-prescribing a patient, especially when I am coming from a “less experienced” background. More-so, this critical thinking has enabled me to study and prepare for encounters as such. If I am going to serve as licensed professional counselor, and/or Psychologist, it’s important […]
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By CCI Team We recently discussed the prominence of depression as well as some of the risks involved in the use of antidepressants. Depression and anxiety can be debilitating mental disorders, and it’s no wonder that one would go to a multitude of means to try to alleviate the suffering. We know that exercise […]
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Like science, society continues to grow, expand our thinking, and come up with new ways to improve life around us all. However, like science, sometimes we are unsure if the new ideas, growth and “improvements” are always best for everyone. An article done by Bernalyn Rulz called, Patients with Schizophrenia Show Better Work Functioning Off […]
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By CCI Team A human’s relationship with another human is a fascinating component of life. The act to which we form a bond with another individual is a beautiful thing. Whether people require daily contact or are content with once a week, people need each other and the proper nurturing of those persons is […]
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By CCI Team Did you know that the U.S. is the third largest consumer of fish and shellfish behind China and Japan? This amounts to a total of 4.8 billion pounds of seafood, or approximately 15.8 pounds of fish and shellfish consumed per person (both wild-caught and farmed), according to the latest data collected […]
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By CCI Team Exercise is one of those aspects of life where we as humans choose to put ourselves through physical pain in order to make ourselves bigger, faster, stronger, or at least that’s the idea. Moreover, exercise is popularly used to shape one’s self to what our culture appeals to. Whether you’re an […]
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By CCI Team Science and technology continues to be a progressive movement where the improvement of people, places, and things is inevitable. This includes the science behind mental health and the biological studies done on medication in hope to find the means of a cure for everything. Now, while medication and medical drugs have […]
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By CCI Team Big Think’s recent article The Most Debilitating Disease in the World Isn’t Just in Your Head discussed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) announcement that Major Depressive Disorder, more commonly known as depression is now the leading cause of poor health and disability in the world, with an 18% spike in diagnoses […]
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By CCI Team We live in a day and age where sex appeal is everything. However, it is up for discussion for how it is defined. In today’s society, the media tells us how to alter our physical appearance, increase muscle tone, what clothing style is “in”, and how one should wear makeup. As […]
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By CCI Team We live in a world where information is easily attainable, and various sources are available to not only supply the information we are seeking, but also supply support for our views, whatever they may be. While it would be easy to search only for sources and statistics that support our own […]
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there was an estimated 35,200 deaths related to motor vehicles in 2015; a 7.7 percent increase from 2014 (NHTSA, 2016). The NHTSA is constantly working on additional methods to increase motor vehicle safety, as the numbers show that the number of fatalities is nothing to be […]
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By CCI Team So, you’ve been found to be Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and your license has been suspended, now what? The good news is that most states, Illinois included, allows first time DUI offenders to drive with the installation of a Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Device (BAIID) in their vehicle if they […]
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Donald John Trump, is a 71-year-old, real estate mogul, former reality TV star and the 45th and current president of the United States. When he announced his candidacy in 2015 many considered this to be a mere publicity stunt and considered his chances slim given his lack of experience in the political realm. Additionally, Trump […]
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By CCI Team Many of us are aware of the Colorado movie theater shooting that took place back in July 2012. As one of the worst shootings recorded, murderer James Holmes was later tested for a series of mental disorders. As a result, these diagnoses later lead to some believing he couldn’t be held […]
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By CCI Team We all grew up hearing the saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” However, this statement isn’t entirely true. No matter the intention or meaning, words do have impact whether we like it or not. When it comes to verbal abuse, many do not […]
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By Anna Jankowska MA LCPC Whenever you are arrested for a DUI whether it is in the state of Illinois or in any other state, you have to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation. The purpose of this evaluation is to determine the degree of the person’s alcohol and/or drug use and what risk […]
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By CCI Team The phrase “duty to warn” is well known amongst mental health practitioners. In his March 2017 article for his Avoiding Liability Bulletin Richard Leslie discusses the importance of understanding the Duty to Warn/Duty to Protect within your state of practice. As part of day to day practice those in the mental […]
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By Brendan Cole – Graduate Intern Recently, Mad in America, a website that publishes topics regarding Science, Psychiatry, and Social Justice, posted an interesting article called, “Adam Maier-Clayton: Assisted Suicide and Mental Illness.” Author Susan Stefan explains how the life and death of Adam Maier-Clayton should raise future discussion and debate for the future […]
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By Brendan Cole – Graduate Intern Recently, many are aware of the death of singer Chester Bennington, who committed suicide this past month. From heartfelt social media posts, to concerts dedicated in his name, the loss of the singer impacted the music world majorly. According to American Psychological Association, 2% of all deaths in […]
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By Megan Zerfahs – Graduate Intern Typically, mental health professionals are not mandated to report past incidents or suspicions of adult violence towards another adult—domestic violence included. However, some states have laws requiring practitioners to take action when the client is an assault (physical or emotional) victim. Mental health employees would be wise to […]
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By Steven R. Roach As stated in my previous article, the keys to a successful Illinois Secretary of State Driver’s License Reinstatement Hearing are preparation and consistency. While at the Secretary of State Formal Hearing Offices, I often find myself observing many unrepresented petitioners/motorists being called upon to speak with an Attorney representing the […]
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A few months after his divorce with ex-wife Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt was reportedly struggling to quit alcohol and drugs, in addition to recovering from the split. His story was featured in an exclusive interview with GQ magazine. He described the period after the divorce as “a weird moment” and confessed to having had a […]
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By Anna Jankowska MA LCPC Success in private practice is not only defined by financial gains but also by our fulfillment. Many counselors do not consider counseling practice as a business and believe that it is mainly their passion. It is important that they love what they do, but they also should learn business […]
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By Interlockinstall.com More often than not, first-time DUI offenders get off with light sentences. Unless they were involved in a mishap that killed or seriously injured someone, people convicted of a DUI for the first time are usually just meted stiff fines, community service, probation or minimum prison time. Some states also require first-time […]
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Counseling Center of Illinois provides DUI evaluations for license reinstatement and DUI classes, along with other counseling services and classes in Chicago, IL, and the surrounding Illinois suburbs.