A guide to graduate programs in counseling by Tyler M. Kimbel, Dana Heller Levitt

By Tyler M. Kimbel, Dana Heller Levitt

Written for undergraduate scholars and different potential counselors, A advisor to Graduate courses in Counseling is the 1st of its variety to create a finished, trustworthy technique of studying in regards to the counseling career, access point practise (i.e., master's levels in counseling specializations), and what to think about while trying to find, utilizing to, and finally opting for a graduate software in counseling that's the "perfect fit." The Guide deals very important info relative to accreditation and its value within the counseling occupation just about acquiring licensure, certification, or even employment possibilities after graduating. As a CACREP book, this booklet is the respectable resource of data approximately approved counseling courses and contains information regarding what counseling courses search in applicants, what courses can provide scholars when it comes to expert improvement and task placement, and advice on own and functional issues for coming into the counseling occupation. Authored by means of counseling specialists and that includes insights from voices within the box, A consultant to Graduate Programs in Counseling is a must have source for somebody drawn to changing into a qualified counselor.

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Some students will stay in the same external site where they completed practicum and increase their hours and responsibilities. For others, students will move from the on-​campus lab or clinic to their first specialty placement in internship, which is contingent on their chosen specialty area. For example, addictions counseling students might intern at an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility; clinical mental health counseling students could intern at a managed behavioral healthcare organization; and school counseling students will complete their internship at one or more schools to gain experience with students at different grade levels.

So even though one person might be a school counselor, another person a mental health counselor, and yet another is an addictions counselor or maybe even a marriage, couple, and family counselor, they all share the same professional identity as a counselor. There are multiple specialty areas which afford counselors the opportunity to work in a wide variety of settings. Some counselors even choose to specialize in certain issues that they may see in their settings. For example, some school counselors may become “experts” on self-​injury and some 24 ( 24 ) Counseling Profession mental health counselors specialize in working with clients with eating disorders.

However, if you do not tolerate change, if you are not interested in learning about folks who are different, or have different viewpoints, then counseling may not be the field for you. As a professional counselor, every day presents new clients, new challenges, and new opportunities for you and your clients to grow. Whether you are a clinical mental health counselor or school counselor, no two days are alike. It may be hectic, but never boring. Do you have what it takes? REFLECTION QUESTIONS 1.

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