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An overlooked skill for counselors: writing

October 29, 2012 

An overlooked skill for counselors: writing


Addiction counseling is a communications business. We as educators and clinical supervisors train new counselors to pay attention to spoken words, tone of voice, and body language; to notice subtle shifts in a client’s mood, thinking, and behavior; and to evaluate closely their own style of interacting. However, we often ignore or minimize the importance of high-quality written communication for counselors.

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