Change the world

As I look out onto the soft blue of Hilo Bay from my Bay front office, I am filled with anticipation and satisfaction at the prospect of serving new cohort of counseling students this fall. The very prospect of reopening the Academy's doors to face-to-face students has met with enthusiasm and Read More...

Letter from the Director

2012 was a year that tested us all. From the bipolarity of election year politics to a forced awareness of the treacherousness of sidelining mental illness care as a public health priority. The public has vacillated between facing the distresses of a wounded economy and mournful silver Read More...

Another Dream Fulfilled

For those of you on the neighbor islands, Hawaii Alcohol and Drug abuse Division of Department of Health is now allowing qualified candidates to test for Certified Substance Abuse Counselor exam at University of Hawaii campuses via computer now. One of my grads was the very first to test on the Big Read More...

Cyber Testing on the Islands for the International Certification Exam

For those of you on the neighbor islands, Hawaii Alcohol and Drug abuse Division of Department of Health is now allowing qualified candidates to test for Certified Substance Abuse Counselor exam at University of Hawaii campuses via computer now. One of my grads will the very first to test on the Big Read More...

Into the New Year

2011 was a year for the books, with much inner growth and endurance as the orders of the day. 2012 shines with promise. A new job, possibly a move to a new home and a new website for Pacific Academy of the Healing Arts. We are planning to construct a website specifically for addictions Read More...