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The Career Of A Professional School Counselor

- A professional school counselor is skilled and trained to use his/her best judgment when it comes to students’ rights and confidentiality. One should behave as a professional at all times and be mindful of their behavior. One not only have to be aware of professional values they should also be knowledgeable of applying these standards as they apply to the role of the school counselor. The professional school counselor is responsible for removing barriers to learning and to advocate for change for all students....   [tags: School counselor, Education, Ethics]

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Personal Statement For A Counselor

- III. Aspirations A. Comment at length regarding why you want to receive preparation as a counselor. I want to retrieve preparation as a school counselor because it would be very rewarding career. High school was a crucial point in my life because there were many teachers, coaches, and counselors that were vital toward my development. Many of these faculty members became role models and major inspirations to me. My counselor in high school was particularly inspiring to me because he connected with me, coached me in athletics, and guided me toward success....   [tags: School counselor, High school]

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My Experience As A Counselor

- As the semester comes down to an end, I have realized how much I have grown. My knowledge for play therapy was not as large as it is now. I am so thankful that I was able to be in this class and learn what I have learned. The skill set I have gained has helped me tremendously with my practice. When looking back over the course as an entity, I enjoyed the videos and reflections. I feel I have learned the most through this homework assignment. The videos gave me the opportunity to be able to put the techniques I learned to action....   [tags: Learning, Play, School counselor, Skill]

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How Can A Counselor Help An Individual?

- There are many professions to choose from. Doctors, lawyers, teachers even down to a garbage man. Out of all the 100,000 of jobs available throughout the countries none is more personal, than a counseling; whether it is License Professional Counseling, a Mental Health Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, a psychiatrist or a phycologist. There are various reason individuals goes into this profession, some for monetary gain, others for gain of power to feel in control. Some the satisfaction of helping the client....   [tags: Licensed Professional Counselor, Ethics]

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The Importance Of A Professional School Counselor

- Abstract In this paper, it will be explored the meaning behind the ASCA national model, its importance, and how it will shape the counselors to be. As a counselor in training, it was understood the ASCA national model is a guideline for professional school counselors to be more productive and sufficient in the workplace. Therefore, as a trainee it is vital to grasp and implement these four components: foundation, management system, delivery system, and accountability. Keywords: ASCA, Model, Development, accountability, system, and Counselors....   [tags: School counselor, Education, College, High school]

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My Professional Journey to Become a Counselor

- My current job at the State Mental Health Unit is where I have started and discovered my passion for counseling. With an understanding of the mental illness came the understanding of the importance of counseling as a form of treatment. I learned that counseling may be difficult as it needs to be person specific. What works for one individual may or may not work for another. While “finding counseling” has felt like a very long process already, I know that the process of “understanding counseling” has just begun....   [tags: My Road to Becoming a Counselor]

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School Counselor 's Ethical Responsibilities

- After this semester, I have found that the school counselor’s ethical responsibilities feel more real to me than they have before. This was my first semester working in a school; therefore, before all of my views were based off of what a text book or theory may have taught me. Now after having experience, the ethical responsibilities feel more personal. I feel that it is my responsibility to fulfill this ethical duty. Reflecting on what I had said at the beginning of the semester, I can honestly say that I have fulfilled each role during my practicum hours....   [tags: Ethics, Education, School counselor]

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The Importance Of Professionalism For Becoming A Licensed Professional Counselor

- Professionalism can be defined in several ways depending on who is defining it and the environment it is being applied to. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, professionalism is defined as the skill, good judgement, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well. In regards to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor I believe these elements are key to achieving success. The most important components of acting as a professional and achieving success to me are: motivation, resilience, teamwork, people skills, high quality work, and self-development....   [tags: Licensed Professional Counselor]

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To be a counselor

- When coming to camp as a camper and a CIT, the two things that left the most lasting impression on me were having good times with people that I love and learning to live a more Christian life. I know that I am far from perfect, but I hope that I can be an example to my campersand show them by my actions how to live the Orthodox way. Even in the little things like leading evening prayers as a cabin, or being a guide as to what is appropriate to say or do, I pray that I will be able to show my campers how to best enjoy their time at the Village, and grow as Orthodox Christians....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Counselor Ethics And Responsibilities Of Counselor

- Counselor Ethics and Responsibilities The purpose of this paper is to examine the counselor ethics and responsibilities when working with a client that has different values and beliefs then the counselor. The counselor will not disclose her personal values or beliefs when assisting the client, nor will she judge the client for their decisions. Counselor will reference the American Counseling Association code of ethics to make her decisions. Counselor Values The counselor should first talk to the client and gets a little bit more of information regarding their religious and why the parents are opposed to her decision....   [tags: Ethics, Human rights, Law]

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Role of a Counselor in Closing the Achievement Gap

- What role do you believe a counselor should take in closing the achievement gap. Is this an issue strictly for teachers and administrators. What specific strategies could a counselor use to be a part of closing the achievement gap. Use information from the required reading (as well as other research you can find), but also try to be creative and think of a strategy in addition to the ones you have read. Locate, read, and cite at least three journal articles in your response to these assignments....   [tags: teaching, leadership, guidance counselors]

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Career Counselors For A Career Counselor

- In 2001, the Army came to the consensus to add career counselors (MOS 79S) as recipients to receive Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP). The SDAP payment for a Career Counselor was originally set at $300. Due to the unusual high degree of responsibility and demand, the position requires of the Soldier. Career counselors received SDAP because they execute binding contracts on behalf of the US government. This includes the severity and importance of their daily duties, led to the proposal and endorsement....   [tags: Non-commissioned officer, Soldier, Money]

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Impact Of School Counselors On Students

- Each week during my practicum experience I gain additional understanding of the impact school counselors make in student lives. To be an effective school counselor, one must recognize each student as individual. A personal goal I set out of this practicum experience is to learn how to identity student needs and understand issues students face in the school environment. Each year the school counselors at Brooke Point High School, organize an Ice Cream Social to welcome new students to the school and help them meet other new students in the school....   [tags: School counselor, Education, University]

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The Emerging Practices For School Counselors

- 1) Name one of the ten emerging practices for school counselors and give an example of how you would implement it into your school. One of the emerging practices for school counselors is advocating for students with special needs. When implementing this in my school I would first make sure that I was knowledgeable about working with children with special needs. To best advocate for students I need to be aware of tools that are available to help students with special needs such as 504 plans and IEPS....   [tags: School counselor, Education]

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The Effects Of Emotions, On Counselor, And The Counselor 's Own Liability

- Introduction The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of emotions, both positive and negative, on counselor’s ability to make ethical decisions. Ethical issues are common in the field of mental health. Mental Health Counselors (MHC) rely heavily on ethics as a guide to navigate tough decisions between the client’s wellbeing, law, and the counselor’s own liability. Using ethical decision making models, counselors can make better decisions, however there are situations where other factors outside of the counselor’s control that can influence these decisions....   [tags: Ethics, Decision making, Morality, Psychology]

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Characteristics and behaviors of an effective counselor

- Characteristics and Behaviors of Effective Counseling The purpose of this paper is to analyze counselor behaviors and characteristics utilizing a case study from the COUN 6100 learning resources (n.d.). The first section will include aspects of the counselor’s responses I find to be effective. The next will examine areas where I see the counselor’s interactions as ineffective. The final section will feature an overview of how the factors in the preceding sections might impact the case study session....   [tags: Psychology]

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Why I Want to be a Counselor

- ... Before getting started with anything hands on a certain education path is required to become a trusted and successful counselor. To begin with it’s a requirement to take psychology courses while I am working towards becoming a counseling-psychology major with the goal of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in. Either a Bachelor’s of art or a Bachelor’s of science is acceptable. In addition this would require thirty to forty five hours and fifty to sixty credits of graduate coursework. But that’s not all, it’s also a necessity to attend graduate school and work towards a MA (masters of art) degree....   [tags: time, effort, work, career, patients]

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A Counselor Is Not Right Or Ethically Right

- Leah is a 15 year-old who her mother has seek counseling for at a community center. Both Leah and her mother were present during the intake session with the counselor Carmen. After explaining confidentiality and also parental rights to both Leah and her mother, they both agreed on Carmen discussing general information about the counseling sessions to the mother and Leah is free to discuss any aspects of the sessions with her mother. A few weeks into counseling however Leah revealed to her counselor she is in a relationship with an 18-year-old boy and does not want her mother to be aware of her relationship....   [tags: Decision making, Ethics, Morality]

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Interview with a High School Counselor

- School counseling has evolved over the years into a significant component of the educational system. School counselors are taking on new roles in schools as leaders, working with “school administration and staff in developing student attitudes and behavior which are necessary to maintain proper control, acceptable standards of self-discipline and a suitable learning environment within the school” (Secondary School Counselor 2012). Counselors work in “diverse community settings designed to provide a variety of counseling, rehabilitation, and support services” (Counselors, 2010)....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Job Requirements of an Addiction Counselor

- The job of an addiction counselor specializing in, but not limiting my choice to substance abuse is the job profession I have chosen. The opportunities for this field are very open in my area of the country and throughout the Unites States. The counselors that work within range of me are very busy, and have little time to offer to a person in training. I was able to arrange an email interview with a particular counselor working at a rehabilitation facility for alcoholics and drug addicts. His job entailed monitoring the day-to-day progress of several people assigned to his case load....   [tags: Career]

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My Experience At A School Counselor

- Overall, this first practicum experience has been a learning process. Going into this semester I had zero background working in a school system or with students. Over the course of the semester, I have found myself discovering myself as a school counselor. I believe that I underestimated the amount of work that goes into being a successful school counselor as well as the process that it will take to become a school counselor. I found myself feeling as though I hit rock bottom many times during this placement....   [tags: Learning, High school, Education]

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Profile of a Substance Abuse Counselor

- ... She also has larger group sessions with all the clients at the facility, sometimes focusing on a specific issue. Christine also says she holds a family session with each client and the members of their family at least once during their stay at the rehabilitation center. Family sessions allow the addict and the members of the family to talk about past issues and to develop goals for the future. A lot of time is spent each day documenting each client’s treatment. Records are kept of notes from each treatment sessions, treatment plans, and progress reports....   [tags: career choices, opportunities ]

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Traits of an Effective Counselor

- Counselor characteristics are also an important part of the therapeutic dynamic. As the case study demonstrates, the professional counselor began with a good rapport and empathy. I believe the session was effective because the client and the counselor worked together with re-evaluating how the client was going to improve his circumstances. In this case study, the counselor establishes a good relationship and empathy with the client, which allows him to be completely honest about his thoughts and feelings....   [tags: Counseling ]

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The Skills And Abilities As The Peer Counselor

- The Peer Counselor class of this quarter helped me in developing the valuable skills and abilities as the peer counselor. I have learned many things that have enhanced my knowledge. I think now as a peer, I could support is effective for increasing the knowledge, skills, communication and different other kinds of the professional skills. Before starting this quarter, I was familiar with my skill of being a not good listener to my friends and family even though I used to attend different classes and lectures, I would focus on something different....   [tags: Communication, Learning, Problem solving, Skill]

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The Ethical Dilemma Of The Professional Counselor

- There are two problems being presented in the ethical dilemma of the professional counselor, Dan. First, Dan believes he does not need to keep records on his clients because they are “well-functioning” and his is a church-based practice. The problem of not maintaining client records is an ethical, clinical, and legal problem for Dan. Failure to maintain client records is related to self, and possibly agency or institution if there are no clear guidelines or policies related to client records. Second, Dan believes his clients aren’t truly “sick.” This is a statement related to self that may indicate a lack of professional judgement in which Dan is not truly vested in his clients’ needs and co...   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Business ethics]

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My Career As A Professional Counselor

- The first disposition I choose is Psychological fitness. I believe as I start my career as a professional counselor I need to be careful and make sure I am able to take care of myself spiritual and emotional. It will require that I do a lot of self-care in order for me not to burned out. Where I currently work I get referrals that are really touchy and when I talk to the client I make sure I do not get emotional. As a counselor I need to hide my emotions and make sure I do not share anything that my impact the client....   [tags: Emotion, Psychology, Need, Want]

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A Brief Note On The Life Of A Counselor

- Day in the Life of a Counselor For most of my life I have watched as many of my own family members struggle with addiction. I have seen that it not only damages the person that is addicted, but the loved ones of the individual as well. Being the peacemaker in my family has given me early experience into the helping profession and has lead me to be a drug and addiction counselor. It is easy to see that my motivation for going to the office every day is based on “the need to care for others” (Corey & Corey, 1998, p....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Emotion, Feeling]

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Theories to Use as a School Counselor

- As a future school counselor I do not think there is just one type of theory that will work with all of my students. A few of the theories that stood out to me over the semester were choice theory, person-centered therapy, and solution focused therapy. Choice theory is the theoretical orientations from which my personal theory comes from. Choice Theory concludes that behavior is central to our existence and is driven by five genetically driven needs. The five driven needs are survival such as food, clothing, shelter, breathing personal safety and others....   [tags: chocie, person-centered, solution, focused]

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Personal And Professional Lives For Counselors

- In personal and professional lives for counselors, they will decide upon moral decisions when situations arise. According to Sheperis, Young, and Daniels (2017), theses typical situations in which counselors may experiences throughout their professional career. Especially, the researchers state, how counselors are sure to their clients in the counseling process and being certain they are using the correct methods which is effective in the measure of research such as questionnaires, surveys, interviews, est (Sheperis, Young, Daniels, 2017, p....   [tags: Ethics, Research, Licensed Professional Counselor]

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My Definition Of An Ethical Counselor

- My definition of an ethical counselor is an individual that applies standards of behavior to their work. This behavior can be human conduct and moral decision making. These standards of behaviors are set by governments, professional bodies, organizations and community groups. These standards can vary across different countries and cultures. This is because societies in some parts of the world value some types of behaviors more highly than others. Ethics in counseling is necessary because it allows counselors to be accountable....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Decision making, Value]

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Admission Counselor And Social Worker

- Admission Counselor and Social Worker Admission Counselors and Social Workers will be the enlightenment to the future generations and those looking for a brighter future. Admission Counselors also known as Postsecondary Education Administrators are known for “overseeing student services, academics, and faculty research at colleges and universities.” (U.S Bureau Of Labor Statistics). Unlike becoming an Admission Counselor, Social Workers do not only focus on one group of people. Social workers may specialize in certain areas such as “Family, Children, and School Services” or “Mental Health and Substance Abuse” and many more when presented with a master’s degree....   [tags: Higher education, University, Sociology, College]

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My Journey As An Emerging Counselor

- As I continue my journey as an emerging counselor, I have realized how crucial the relationship between client and counselor is. However, after reading the two assigned sections from Carl Rogers book, I felt inspired and incompetent because there is so much to learn to truly strive to become a better helper. I have learned that there are many features of a good relationship. However, first one needs to move away from a dualistic way of thinking. A dualistic thinking is not an effective way to approach therapy as a counselor....   [tags: Psychology, Emotion, Therapy, Psychotherapy]

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A Career as an Adoption Counselor

- Adoption is a process where by a person assumes the parenting for another and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities from the biological parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through legal or religious sanction. Adoption has changed considerably over the centuries with its focus shifting from adult adoption and inheritance issues toward children and family creation; its structure moving from recognition of continuity between the adopted and kin toward allowing relationships of lessened intensity....   [tags: Career Research ]

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Personal Worldview As A Christian Counselor

- How we look at the world is our personal worldview, how we were raised plays a big part of that. Being raised a Christian and the bible is an important part of my upbringing. I believe understanding who I am lets me better help others. The bible is naturally integrated into my entire life. The creation, fall, redemption and restoration is a big part of the reason we need to help struggling people in this fallen world. Can you imagine creation, when the world was new, and nothing was keeping us from a pure relationship with God....   [tags: God, Theology, Monotheism, Creator deity]

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Health Of A Behavioral Health Counselor

- Introduction: Have you or someone you know work as a Behavioral Health Counselor. Are you familiar with any of the theories they work from. I got the chance to sit down with counselor Ali Chandler a Behavioral Health Counselor and KVC Hospital and she gives me some insight on what she does on a day to day, and some of the theories she works from. Agency and Clientele: KVC (KVC Behavioral Healthcare inc.) hospital is an international leader in foster care, adoption, in-home family therapy, and children 's psychiatric hospital....   [tags: Psychotherapy, Psychology, Theory]

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Profile Of An Aspiring Student Counselor

- Allaeldien Abdelrahman Eng.121 Profile Writing “Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one 's journey is easy. It’s how they handle it that makes people unique.” Kevin Conroy. When life brings you situations that aren’t easy to deal with, what resources are available in order to make your life easier and less stressful. Wouldn’t a resource be another person. Would you chose to struggle with pain or pass it off to the next person to make yourself feel better. Omar an aspiring student counselor says he would accept others pain because, he wants to be strong for others, allow people to grow by relieving their pain/stress and it gives him a sense of meaning in his life....   [tags: Meaning of life, English-language films]

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My Career As A Counselor For Children

- My life began on August 28, 1994, in Richmond, born the youngest out of 6. I have 2 brothers and 3 sisters. My first nephew was born when I was 5, yes there’s a 17-year age gap between myself and my oldest sibling. Now I have 9 nephews and 2 nieces. The oldest one is my nephew who will be 16 this year and the youngest out of the bunch is 1-year-old. I feel like I am the world’s proudest auntie. Being an aunt is the root to why my career choice is to be a counselor for children. They are the reason why I have never worked in retail, fast food, or at any other job....   [tags: Family, High school, Sibling]

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Reflection of “The Pastor as Counselor by Willimon

- This week has been yet another rather interesting one. Given my track record, it appears “interesting” has become the norm for me. There were some compelling points addressed by Willimon in his assessment of the “The Pastor as Counselor.” I was moved by one particular statement in regards to the professional loneliness often felt by the pastor, or preacher in my case. It indicated it was a “painful irony…that the minister…finds himself on the periphery, often pleading in vain for admission.”(Page 161) This statement echoed in my mind, because I often find myself succumbing to the clinches of loneliness....   [tags: ministerial, loneliness, church]

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The Mental Illness Of A School Counselor

- Summary: He closes his eyes and hears her voice cracking, it brings him back the nights he spent alone in his cold college dorm room. Josh/Riley bonding with mentions of Rucas and Joshaya. Can be read as a continuation of Drowning. The high expectations he had for college life all came crashing down within the first month, but he tried (oh god he tried), and somehow managed to get passing grades for the semester. His mental situation, on the other hand, was not as fortunate. Right before finals, Josh finally decided to have a therapy appointment with a school counselor....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2006 singles, Debut albums]

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Career Counselor : $ 53610

- 36. Career Counselor - $53,610 These professionals guide and assist individuals develop skills necessary to make practical career and/or educational decisions. They may conduct assessments and provide counseling to determine which strengths an individual has that may be advantageous in their occupational development. BLS.gov lists the median pay for career counselors at about $54k. 37. Clinical Supervisor - $52,673 Within the field of psychology, clinical supervisors are generally professionals that promote, develop, and coordinate the services of a healthcare clinic....   [tags: Psychotherapy, Psychology, Psychiatry]

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Evaluation Of A Good Counselor

- One of the main strengths that we found about the guy we interviewed is that he is a good counselor. He seems to be good at helping his employees better understand how they can do better at their job. According to the article, a good manager empowers their team and also does not micromanage their situations (Birkinshaw, 2014). The interviewee believes that coaching happens everyday. According to the textbook, coaches focus on helping improve the ability of their employees and that counselor’s focus on improving the attitudes of their employees....   [tags: Employment, Management, Better, Sociology]

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Life As An HIV/Aids Counselor

- Becoming a Mental Health Counselor for a patient with HIV/Aids is a position of dignity that can be often skewed or unwarranted due to the negative realm our society has placed upon the diagnosis. The main function of the HIV/Aids counselor is to be supportive of his or her infected and affected clients, to listen to their problems and to empower them to solve their problems and better their lives. These abilities can come easy for some; harder for others. I, as an HIV/Aids counselor, will embrace my future clients that seek my services....   [tags: Counseling ]

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Personal Statement Letter For A Counselor

- I am 36 years old, married and I have two kids under the age of 4. And I have never been clearer about my life’s path and what I should be doing with the rest of my career. I have always felt that I am supposed to be counseling people and I am now choosing to listen to my instincts. I listen, offer advice where necessary and I excel at crisis management. I grew up in a household with a CEO for a mom and a lawyer for a dad; though they have been divorced since I was 4. They have been best friends since I can remember which made being from a divorced family, for me, very unique, loving and not traumatic....   [tags: Family, Want, Meaning of life, Marriage]

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The As An Aspiring Addiction Counselor

- In our reading by Smith, he noted that there are four different areas of calling upon which an individual might identify with. As an aspiring addiction counselor, I more readily associate with the third and fourth occupations which are “pastoral office” and “education” (Smith, p. 148). When it concerns the right steps to trek in order to achieve this calling, I can’t help but recognize the importance of doing well academically. Even though I can attain a certain level of ministry right where I am, I also understand the need to learn as much as possible and of course obtain the credentials to move into the next chapter of my life....   [tags: Academic degree, Master's degree, High school]

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Professional Issues That Affect Clinical Mental Health Counselors

- Professional Issues that Affect Clinical Mental Health Counselors One of the biggest issues if the desire is to practice with any kind of medical scope, Medicare will pay a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in many cases, more than they will pay any Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and in some cases they will not pay an LPC at all. Many LPC’s are able to practice under the umbrella of community mental health agencies and in that aspect, they are able to take Medicaid for payment. However, once licensure is complete, many states will not bill for mental health services to a private LPC practitioner under Medicaid services (Sturm and Gibson, 2012)....   [tags: Licensed Professional Counselor]

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A Christian Counselor 's Worldview

- One’s worldview determines our sense of right or wrong, helps us make decisions, plan for the future, our view of human nature and emotional problems. A Christian counselor 's worldview will not depend on secular, humanist psychology techniques or materialistic, non-biblical counseling methods with some Bible thrown in for good measure but will identify the errors in psychological worldviews and keep out their influences. A well developed worldview should involve what we believe about God, the universe, knowledge, morals and human nature....   [tags: Theology, God, Bible, Love]

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Becoming A Licensed Christian Counselor

- Every person over the age of 19 can honestly say they have been a teenager, and as we all know the teen years can be pretty tough years. Being able to talk with an adult about these challenges is key to their future successes; unfortunately, many parents fall short on the explanation of God’s physical, emotional and spiritual design for them. This is where the Christian counselor comes in. It is my dream and goal to ultimately become a Christian counselor specializing in at-risk teens and families....   [tags: Education, Adolescence, Foster care, Psychology]

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A Counselor At Camp Wiggens

- This book is about a camp counselor named Ron Jones that got wanted to be a counselor at Camp Wiggens because it paid good money and it would be fun to swim, hike, and run around with kids all day. When he got to the camp and the kids started to come in and they were getting picked up and put in wheelchairs Ron did not know what to do as he stood there with all the other counselors with their mouths wide opened. They did not except to be taking care of people with disabilities. They only had a one day orientation about children in wheelchairs so they were in shock when they see most of the kids in wheelchairs....   [tags: Disability, Wheelchair, The Camp, Time]

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The Long Beach Counselor Conference

- Introduction The Long Beach Counselor Conference was an insightful conference in which I learned new information and made new contacts. The conference was composed of college and high school counselors who were interested in learning about the application process in their students apply to California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) as well as insight to the changes in the California State University application system. The event hosted a wide variety of workshops, which include their Extension Program and students applying as STEM (i.e....   [tags: College, Higher education, Education]

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A High School Guidance Counselor

- After our guest speaker, Kalin Stewart, told us she had little to no help with postsecondary education preparation with her exceptional children’s class from guidance counselors, it worried me. I personally want to become a high school guidance counselor and I do not want to leave any of my students or teachers out on their own. It also saddened me to learn about the struggles my classmate Hannah faced without learning basic life skills in school. Therefore, I wanted to learn what was being done with postsecondary education preparation and how I can improve upon it....   [tags: High school, Education, Higher education, College]

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I Am An Effective Counselor

- I’ve learned many things throughout this class. It’s hard to pick just three things that have had an impact on me, however I chose to go with the three things that will help me in the future as a family counselor. The first and arguably most important is how to listen correctly, the second is how to approach someone without making them become defensive. And the third is learning how to become a better empathetic listener. Each of these lessons will help me in my future goals. I’ve always thought I was a great listener, however upon reading the online lesson and reading Floyd’s book I quickly realized I wasn’t as great as I thought....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Communication, Feeling]

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Personal Expeirence: Becoming a Counselor

- I took a job at Gateway Rehabilitation five years removed from undergrad and the counseling field was polar extreme from my career in retail management I had left behind. This change allowed me to turn the page into a new chapter of my life with a very clean slate, which I could build off of accordingly. My background in criminology was a distant memory and the opportunity to be a counselor in an inpatient facility was very exciting, and very real. My first week of work was chaotic, a true trial by fire, but something about it truly intrigued me and kept me coming back for more....   [tags: therapy session, AA, ]

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The Guidance Counselor 's Office

- My trousers were becoming damp from rubbing my sweaty palms on them. I wondered what would happen if I walked out. Would my mother hate me. Would I hate me. Let me rewind a bit and explain why I was sitting in a room with 50 other children for 6 hours. I was in the 5th grade at Lingelbach Elementary. My head was down and I allowed my eyes to gently close as Beethoven 's 5th symphony trickled into my head. This was a daily routine that my teacher and mentor had called resting period. Every day at 1:00 pm after lunch and recess we would enter into a dark classroom with classical music filling the room for 30 minutes....   [tags: Want, Family, Writing, Need]

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Being A Future Rehabilitation Counselor

- As a future rehabilitation counselor it is best to visit in person to different agencies. For myself, I was able to visit three different community agency sites and while I was there I was also able to interview several employees and program coordinators. The three site agencies that I visited were the Hilton Head Hospital specify their rehabilitation center, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute and Select Physical Therapy. During the interviews I only asked for the program coordinators and the employee’s first names and when the question of how it has benefited patients (no specific names of clients for confidential purpose)....   [tags: Occupational therapy, Therapy]

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Client and Counselor Safety for Mental Health Counselors

- ... Other predictions and indicators such as gathering information such as medical, psychological, and past violent behaviors likely to assist clinicians when working with clients with mental health and crisis needs. Since counseling and therapy encompasses such an intimate connection between client and counselor, client will exhibit emotions, including anger, fear, and self-actualizations. Sometimes clients can transfer these feelings onto the therapist also called transference. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (2000) shows that 48% of all non-fatal work related assaults and acts of violence have occurred in health care and social service settings....   [tags: patient, services, violent, skills]

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Substance Abuse Counselor Career

- I have wanted to be a counselor since my freshmen year of high school and in the counseling field there are many specialties that I can focus on. I am fairly certain that I want to specialize in helping people with substance abuse and their families. I have always focused my studies, interests, and work on things that will help me in this field and I have a lot of qualities that help to enhance me in my eventual career. There are difficulties when I get to practice also like what people perceive as correct counseling style, challenges with my gender and race, and finally creating my own counseling style and plans....   [tags: Challenges, Addicts, Teens]

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Therapist and Counselor Training

- Training to be a therapist or counselor is stressful and involves significant shifts in identity, self-knowledge and confidence. Most of these changes appear to be linked to starting work with clients (Edwards & Patterson, 2012). The practicum or clinical experience portion of a therapist or counselor’s training is arguably the most important part of the program. It is also one of the most stressful and overwhelming times in a therapist trainee’s academic career. Trainees’ clinical internships involve multiple challenges; developing competence with clients is only one challenge that beginning practicum students face....   [tags: significant shifts, stressful, medical]

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Career: School Counselor

- My dream career is to become a school counselor. Researching the training and education, debt accrued, skills needed, work environment and so on educated me to a very full extent. My dream career will take a lot of focus and determination but I am confident in my ability to achieve what I set my mind too. A fair amount of training and education is needed to become a school counselor. You must first have a bachelor’s degree preferably in a Psychology related program. I will be obtaining my bachelor’s degree in psychology at Western Washington University (WWU) next year....   [tags: education requirements, training]

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A Self Reflection And Exploration Of Becoming A Counselor

- A Self-Reflection and Exploration in Becoming a Counselor Recurrently, I have encountered many people who question my reasons to become a mental health counselor. It is consequently of tremendous value for me to analyze the events in my life which directed me to the field of counseling. Previous evaluations of my motives suggest that I want to understand and help people who suffer from addiction. Other methods of insight have narrowed my purposes in line with social justice. Accordingly, I wish to assist those who are a part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community who suffer from addiction exasperated by confounding issues....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT, Bisexuality, Gay]

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Case Study Manager And A Counselor Manager

- There are a few jobs that work well together. Within that connection, they will be able to do what is best for the client. The client then will have more resources to help them recover. However, just because jobs work together does not mean they are the same. That is the whole purpose of having different titles and job descriptions. A great example would be a case manager and a counselor. A case manager gives assistance to individuals who are in a difficult situation. A case manager does an assessment evaluation to see what kind of issues the client has and or dealing with....   [tags: Disability, Mental disorder, Management]

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Counselor And Client Characteristics Of The American Indians

- Counselor and Client Characteristics This counselor used tables: 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 in the textbook. When this counselor looked that the componts of white culture, generic characteristics of counseling, and the racial/ethnic minority group variables of the American Indians. First thing that stood out to this counselor is: the compont of white culture is individual is the primary unit and has the primary responsivity. Another thing is that the single person can control their environment. Also in the white culture the nuclear family is ideal for the social unit....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Roles and Responsibilities of a Behavioral Health Counselor

- The paper will summarize the roles and responsibilities of a behavioral health counselor and provide current models of wellness and resiliency. Behavioral health counselors must be able to function in a face-paced primary care environment. Wellness and Resiliency Model When working with diverse populations it is vital as counselors to consider the whole person and be sensitive to cultural norms during the delivery of treatment services (“The role,” n.d.). This process can be confusing to clients and counselors provide structure to the nature and purpose of counseling....   [tags: models for wellness and resiliency]

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Is Counseling Technique Used For Therapeutic Counselor

- What is a counseling technique. The technique is used for Therapeutic counselor for many different ways to reach the client through counseling. However, when counselors become very familiar with a certain type of therapeutic technique, the counselor begins finding their comfort in the technique if it’s successful. Their theoretical approach is important for how it informs the way a counselor works. The importance of counseling comes from the time and effort that is put into it by the counselor giving attention to the client, and the client pouring out the problems that is occurring in their life....   [tags: Alfred Adler, Adlerian, Psychology, Psychotherapy]

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What Do School Counselors Do?

- What Do School Counselors Do. Counselors’ goals vary based on the student population in primary and secondary schools. An example: Title I campus student needs are considerably different from the needs of students from an affluent school and primary student needs are noticeably different from secondary students. All facing unique challenges that make counselors an important change agent in a district. ASCA School Counselor Competencies (I-B-5.p 3) School counselors all have one common thread and it’s nonnegotiable, student success....   [tags: High school, Secondary school, School counselor]

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Being A Diversity Competent Group Counselor

- Complete awareness is a skill that I feel is most necessary to possess to be a diversity-competent group counselor. While it’s important to be aware of your own bias, stereotyping, and worldview as counselor, complete awareness can range from, what you say, what you do, and even the faces you make. Effective group leaders recognize and understand their own stereotypes and preconceived notions about other racial and ethnic groups (Corey, Corey, & Corey, 2014). Awareness of what’s going on in your client’s world, from both the historical and present standpoint, is key because the counseling relationship is often affected by how your client identifies with their culture in relation to other cu...   [tags: Culture, Intercultural competence, Skill]

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Psychiatric Disabilities: The Role of the Rehabilitation Counselor

- Psychiatric Disabilities: The Role of the Rehabilitation Counselor A rehabilitation counselor is the central coordinator of setting up services and the client’s goals. They help develop and enhance the client’s skills to secure independence, employment and function in the community (Garske, 2003). In order to be able to rehabilitate the client and set up obtainable goals and a treatment plan, the rehabilitation counselor must first understand ADA, the client’s functional limitations, challenges and obstacles they are facing, along with barriers that may pose a threat to the success of the client....   [tags: Psychiatry]

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Core Functions Of A Substance Abuse Counselor

- HS 43 Term Paper 4 Core functions of a Substance Abuse Counselor By Roslyn Smith Introduction This paper will discuss the following 4 Core Functions of a Counselor: Case Management, Client Education, Crisis Intervention, Referral and their primary purposes. Discussion Case Management According to IC & RC, Case Management is defined as, “activities intended to bring services, agencies, resources, or people together within a planned framework of action toward the achievement of established goals....   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Management, Drug abuse]

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Different Background Of The Counselor And A Gifted Evangelist

- Additionally, Christian counselors should be opened to referring troubled people who seem to be unable to process spiritual truth to a specialist for assessment and diagnosis. Accordingly, the counselors solicited members, must offer balance to the evangelist ministry, as they demonstrate a perspective from the followerfirst view. Simultaneously, “Understanding the term follower as the primary functional purpose, unifying factor, within the evangelist ministry, due to the different background of expertise of the counselor versus a gifted evangelist, must be considered, in which is the responsibility of every Christian,” as proclaimed by Rusty Ricketson.18 Malphurs offers, six elements wh...   [tags: Jesus, Christianity, Leadership, Bill Hybels]

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Substance Abuse Counselor Job Description

- 2 Sources used to gather this information (in MLA format) "Substance Abuse Counselor Job Description." All Job Openings. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Sept. 2015. "Substance Abuse Counselor Salary (United States)” Substance Abuse Counselor Salary (United States). N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Sept. 2015. "Summary." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, n.d. Web. 14 Sept. 2015. Hosler, Aimee. "Addiction Counselor Salary & Career Outlook." Schools.com. N.p., n.d. Web. Price, Erica. "How to Become a Substance Abuse Counselor." InnerBody....   [tags: Police, Constable, Crime, Prison]

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Dream Career: Secondary School Counselor

- High school is the second stage of education that acts as a transition period from childhood into young adulthood. The in-depth self discovery and growth as well as disappointment that occurs in this critical phase of a young person’s life requires support and guidance for optimal success. I have an absolute confidence in all young people’s abilities to take them beyond the expectations of society. My passion for the belief that education is a solution to obstacles many teenagers face is the foundation for my desire to influence high school student’s lives....   [tags: professional occupation, educators]

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A Day in the Life of a Mental Health Counselor

- It is a privilege to interview veteran therapists who are exiting the counseling arena after a long career in the profession. I was honored to shadow Lea Keylon, a seasoned counselor, who on the eve of retirement set aside time for a student interview. The enlightening interview opened my understanding to the importance of proper diagnostic coding for insurance reimbursements, the financial struggles of private practice, and the poignant effect of forensic counseling on therapist (L. Keylon, personal communication, March 26, 2010)....   [tags: Career Research ]

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Unethical Behavior by a Mental Health Counselor

- The purpose of this paper is to discuss Joe, a mental health counselor and his action on treating Jill. Jill's was looking for help in dealing with mild anxiety and depression dealing with her job. After treating Jill for three weeks she disclosed she was having trouble with her sexuality. Joe reacted with shock and disbelief. Under the APA Joe violent Standard 2: Competence. First he broke 2.01 Boundaries of Competence; Joe didn’t have the proper training and education for treating Jill. (APA, 2003)....   [tags: Anxiety, Sexuality]

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My Career Plan For Becoming A Counselor

- Growing up, everyone dreams of being something different. I was no different. I remember wanting to be a fashion designer for several years. I wanted to be president. I wanted to be someone. Eventually, I decided I was going to be a nurse. My mom was finishing nursing school and I was fascinated by everything she was learning. Both of her sisters were nurses, so I felt like that was where I needed to be. I made plans to research schools and find an excellent nursing program. That all changed my sophomore year of high school when I realized that I needed to pursue a degree in counseling....   [tags: High school, College, Psychology]

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I 'm Not Considered A Certified Counselor

- After learning about the topics in HSVC101-80092 course. I’m not considered as a certified counselor, which indicates my helping relationships are on informal term. Usually my “counseling” or “therapeutic” sessions are with my close relatives, friends, classmates, and those whom confided in me about their personal problems that occur in their life. I do my best to listening to their issues and help assist to “fix” or diminish their issue basing on my suggestions and/or follow the counseling protocols and theories....   [tags: Psychology, Behaviorism, Behavior, Human behavior]

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When I Became A Camp Counselor

- Baseline Skills: I have always had difficulties with picking up on non-verbal communication like facial expressions, gestures, body language, and posture. I never could read people’s faces that well or look into their eyes and know what they are feeling. When I became a camp counselor, these skills started to grow. Children are very easy to read; they will either tell you what is wrong or point to the problem. However, the children I worked with were from rough backgrounds that caused them to act differently....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Communication, Writing]

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Graduation Speech : My College Counselor

- The one word that would describe myself would be the word “futuristic”. For as long as I could remember I would always plan my life ahead and set goals that would lead to having the successful future I’ve always planned to have. Through out my high school years, however, I thought less about the future and wasn’t as motivated to work hard for it as I should have. Senior year was a such wake up call for me because I was applying to colleges and worried about the whole process. I received my first letter and it was a letter of rejection....   [tags: High school, Culture, College, Future]

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The Guidance Counselor

- The Guidance Counselor INTRODUCTION According to the U. S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook, Counselors are defined as persons who “assist people with personal, family, educational, mental health and career decisions and problems. Their duties depend on the individuals they serve and the settings in which they work” (169). Examples include Mental health counselors who help people cope with daily life issues such as marital, family, stress management, or addiction problems....   [tags: essays papers]

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Counselor´s Record Keeping System

- ... Her records are much secured, physically and electronically, thus protected by the same confidentiality and privacy laws. Most counseling centers have patients that see more than one counselor; it can be a psychologist and a counselor depending on the issue at hand. In this case there will be sharing of information in order to be able to consult with each other to deliver and provide effective services. The only members that can access Josephine’s information will be the Professional staff members and the information that can be access are test data, clinical progress notes and any other clinical information in her file....   [tags: consent, act, session, history, contact]

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Ethical Issues That May Arise Between The Counselor And Client

- Ethical issues Ethical issues are problems that may arise between the counselor and client; especially in multicultural counseling. Ethical issues can range from personal bias to confidentiality Counselors may face ethical issues when working with clients from a different background or culture. According to Miller (2015), “Although it 's not always possible, a family therapist should always try to maintain professional boundaries when dealing with clients. Sometimes, issues regarding a therapist 's personal values and beliefs may present an ethical, albeit subconscious, dilemma, according to Margolin....   [tags: Culture, Ethics, Competence, Cultural competence]

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Congruence of Counselor Self-Disclosure and Perceived Effectiveness

- The first research article I read for this assignment was Congruence of Counselor Self-Disclosure and Perceived Effectiveness by Scott J. Nyman, and Timothy K. Daugherty. This journal article documents an empirical study conducted by Scott Nyman and Timothy Daugherty examining the effect of counselor self-disclosure on the relationship between counselor and client. Counselors and researchers differ in their opinions regarding the use of self-disclosure. Some consider it a means to establishing a more effective relationship with patients, especially those from “diverse backgrounds or alternate lifestyles”(Nyman p.269) While others view counselor self-disclosure as having “potentially ha...   [tags: article review and analysis]

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