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Integral Learning

Lessons translate from one area to another. What we know in one setting can inform the other areas of life. This is also true in clinical practice. Here at STAR we have the privilege to work with a variety [...]

Amber

Amber was first referred to STAR Center by Vocational Rehabilitation in 2015 when she was only 18 years old. She had a goal of employment. STAR Center’s Vocational Evaluation Department met with Amber for an evaluation to determine her [...]

A “Chance” to Succeed

Meet Chance. Chance was referred to STAR Center in May 2017. He came to STAR Center with a Bachelor’s Degree and was looking for a company to give him an opportunity to prove his customer service skills and willingness [...]

Finding Employment for Mohammad.

MEET MOHAMMAD. Mohammad was referred to STAR Center in September of 2018 needing assistance in obtaining employment. Mohammad had been diagnosed with a cognitive impairment, epilepsy, and with an orthopedic neurological impairment. He was very motivated to work but [...]

Black history Month- Memphis Musicians

African- American Music Appreciation Month occurs in June, but we cannot celebrate Black History Month without discussing black musicians, especially ones who originated 80 miles from our site- in Memphis! The beginning of the blues originated in the Mississippi [...]

Work & Life Balance

Work and life balance is a struggle for most professionals, but for students and interns, this can be an especially difficult time as we try to grow in a short period of time and meet the expectations of others. [...]

New Year, New Interventions

As the new year is getting started, if you are anything like me you are probably searching around looking for new intervention ideas to use with your sessions. If you work with women within a substance abuse recovery program, [...]

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Passion vs. Purpose

I have always sought the contemplative and empathetic life, going for runs through the woods and picking up spider webs in my hair and desiring to reach a heart by just a spoken word. Upon entering college, I was [...]

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Hello, I’m in Therapeutic Sales

As a junior in high school considering potential career paths, “sales” never once entered my list of options. Many a band fundraiser had revealed my aversion to competition and discomfort with selling people, that I love, things they don’t [...]

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