Author Archives: Brandon Hunt

About Brandon Hunt

There are so many great aspects to my job, but working with students is my favorite. I teach graduate students in Counselor Education and undergraduate students in Rehabilitation and Human Services. They are smart, funny, and committed to working with people in a helping capacity, and I’m proud to work with them. I value professional and community service. I serve on the National Board for Certified Counselors, and previously served on the CACREP Board. I also serve on the board of Strawberry Fields, Inc., which is a local agency that provides services to people with intellectual and mental health disabilities. In addition to board service, I served on the editorial board for the Journal of Counseling & Development for 19 years, most recently as the Qualitative Associate Editor. I think qualitative inquiry is such a good match for counseling research, and I particularly gravitate toward phenomenological inquiry.

This article has some great tips for videoconferencing and interviews.

“Just make the best choices you can about the things that you can control, and greet the surprises with grace and humor. Once you’ve done your best to create the right professional conditions, the only thing to do is relax.”


How To Become Ridiculously Self-Aware In 20 Minutes

“You’d think that sitting down and putting pen to paper wouldn’t be that life-changing of a practice. But trust me, without it you wouldn’t be reading this.”

Source: How To Become Ridiculously Self-Aware In 20 Minutes

Six Habits of Highly Compassionate People | Greater Good Magazine

“When we’re tempted to be harsh, critical, and judgmental with ourselves, can we instead choose to have compassion: acknowledging our suffering, noting how this makes us human and that we are not alone, and trying to be gentle or kind with ourselves (or at least refrain from beating ourselves up—’if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all’)?”

Source: Six Habits of Highly Compassionate People | Greater Good Magazine

More Than a ‘Summer Slump’: How the Loss of Structure Affects Academics – The Chronicle of Higher Education

“Professors invest time in students, committees, and teaching; students invest time in their assignments. Pushed to the side are research projects, dissertations, authorial goals, and, often, social lives.

That changes in the summer. The fixed schedule disappears, the community disperses, and the work that has been building up over the school year can loom dangerously close to deadline…It’s in that solitude that professors and students say they experience what some call a ‘summer slump,’ a period of isolation that can heighten symptoms of depression or anxiety for those susceptible to such disorders.”

Source: More Than a ‘Summer Slump’: How the Loss of Structure Affects Academics – The Chronicle of Higher Education