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Healthy Communities

This past Tuesday, I was asked to attend an event hosted by the Lafayette County Health Department. This MAPP meeting (Mobilizing Action through Planning and Partnerships) was a humbling experience. Several members of the community were involved and ready to put their brains together to ask, “How do we give this community better healthcare than we already do?” Together, in three groups, we used our best communication skills, along with our thinking caps, to collaborate effectively to achieve this goal. [...]
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Back to School Part One- Help Your Child Cope with School Anxiety

      Over the next few weeks, we will be bringing you a blog series with some back to school tips for a great start to the school year! Back to school time can be an exciting time for children and their parents, but if your child/teen struggles with anxiety it can be a stressful time as well. Here are some tips for helping your child start off the school year on a positive note: Talk with your child ahead of time about [...]
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Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Fairest of Them All?

This is a writing and poem by one of my 17 year old clients.  She and her parents gave us permission to print this for everyone to see.  The writer wants everyone to know that learning to love your body is a process.  I am very proud of this young woman and who she’s becoming! ~Becky ‘In society today, our image of beauty has become unobtainable. With media portraying the standard as being thigh gaps, protruding hip bones, and tiny waists, [...]
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Amy Dobson, PLPC, CPT

Amy joined The Center for Counseling and Training (TCCT) in January of 2014. She recently completed her masters degree in counseling psychology at the University of Central Missouri.  She is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor and under the supervision of Theresa Dotson Alexander, MS, LPC, NCC.   Amy has completed the requirements as a Certified Play Therapist and is currently finishing up schooling and supervision to become a Registered Play Therapist. Before coming to TCCT, Amy worked 9 years for the Lexington School [...]
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Learning New Things

Being a graduate intern at the Center for Counseling and Training has opened my eyes to many new experiences. For example, working with domestic violence offenders is something that I have never done before. So far, I enjoy the batterers’ intervention program and am looking forward to leaning more about it. In very little time with The Center for Counseling and Training, I have seen growth in some of the members that belong to the group. At first, I thought I [...]
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