Common Counselor Blunders

The first thing you need to accept is that as a counselor, especially a novice, you are going to make mistakes. Don’t get fooled into thinking that somehow with a master’s degree you have achieved omnipotence. However, thinking ahead of time about what could go wrong and putting strategies into place will speed up your professional development and also help to minimize your risk.
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Acceptance Interview Secrets: Part 1

I just finished interviewing nine students for our graduate counseling program, and had an epiphany: many students do not know how to prepare for these interviews. In this post, I will give some suggestions that will help you ace your interview.
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What Is Emotional Intelligence?

sweet high qualitySurely by now you’ve heard the term “emotional intelligence”, or “EQ.” From the way the term is casually thrown around, I’m under the impression that we are all supposed to know what it means. But do we? This week we have a guest author – a former student of mine, Ashley Sweet. Ashley is graduating with her M.A. from the Counselor Education Program at the University of South Florida and will soon practice counseling as a registered intern! I am excited to present her writing this week on this important topic. Thank you Ashley!
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