September 19, 2023
Mental health counselors give patients a safe space to confide private and sensitive information. These disclosures allow patients to receive proper treatment and improve their mental health. However, counselors can face serious ethical dilemmas in a variety of situations. This article explores ethical guidelines for counselors, common ethical issues, and strategies for resolving ethical issues.
September 18, 2023
The 2001 U.S. Surgeon General’s report highlighted the relationship between mental health and discrimination, oppression and poverty. Issues of social justice are integral to counseling because our clients do not exist as individuals independent of society, culture and context.
August 04, 2023
What are all the requirements for counseling licensure and how will you meet them? Get a step-by-step look at what you need to do to earn licensure for mental health counseling on Marquette’s blog.
Marquette Counseling program director, Dr. Krystyne Mendoza, explores how a perfect storm of factors during the COVID-19 pandemic came together to result in a lack of mental health providers and how Marquette University has restructured its offerings to prepare the next generation of providers to fill gaps in care.
June 30, 2023
Children go through many rites of passage that mark their physical development. Toddlers transition from infant car seats to booster seats, elementary kids finally become tall enough to ride the most intense roller coasters, and teenagers outgrow shoes at an astonishing pace. However, measuring a child’s emotional and mental progress can be more challenging. Read on to understand the influences that may cause developmental delays.
January 18, 2023
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.
January 09, 2023
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.
January 03, 2023
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.
January 12, 2022
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.
Asking references for a graduate school letter of recommendation doesn't need to be tricky. Check out Marquette University's guide.
June 22, 2021
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.
June 17, 2021
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.
June 17, 2021
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.
May 07, 2021
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.