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As you decide whether you’re ready to earn your master’s in counseling degree, it’s important to recognize the vast array of counseling jobs you can pursue. There’s a critical need for mental health counselors experienced in substance abuse, inpatient care and children and adolescents.
Multicultural counseling professionals with the right training and expertise are in high demand. Keep reading to learn about cultural diversity in counseling—how different ethnicities are represented in the field, key multicultural considerations in counseling policy and practice, and steps that are being taken to encourage cultural competence.
The American Mental Health Counselors Association defines clinical mental health counseling (CMHC) as “flexible, consumer-oriented therapy” conducted by highly skilled mental health professionals. Traditional forms of psychotherapy are integrated with a problem-solving, practical approach to solve day-to-day problems and affect change. Many different methods are used, based on general theories of psychological counseling developed over the years.
Learn more about the counseling practice of Dr. Burkard, the school counseling program coordinator at Marquette, who was awarded the 2022 Wisconsin School Counselor Association’s Mary Gehrke-McAllister Leadership Award.
You know you want a career helping people with life’s challenges but which path is right for you? Learn more about the necessary education, roles and responsibilities of two popular choices in this blog investigating the professions of social worker vs counselor.
Choosing the right online counseling degree program starts with knowing your options—the types of degrees and specializations—and knowing yourself.
Asking references for a graduate school letter of recommendation doesn't need to be tricky. Check out Marquette University's guide.
A formal interview is a common part of applying to a graduate degree program. This is an opportunity for the admissions committee to learn more about you and your career goals, and it is your chance to ask a few questions of your own to get a feel for the program and its expectations.
Counseling professionals have ethical guidelines they must follow. While this is true of many fields, ethics in counseling is essential to understand, whether you are already a practitioner or you are on the path to becoming one.
Writing a personal statement for graduate school can feel overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be. Instead of viewing your essay as a challenge or another obstacle on your way to earning your degree, start thinking of it as an opportunity.
If you are or intend to become a clinical mental health counselor, chances are you have chosen this path out of a desire to change lives for the better. While in your day-to-day role, this may typically take the form of engaging with individuals through your counseling practice, you may also be wondering how you might expand your impact to benefit an entire community.