Archive Monthly Archives: December 2011

What You Need To Know About Federal Student Aid

The deadline for filling out your FAFSA is March 1. You can begin filling it out after January 1.

What’s a FAFSA?


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Don’t Lose Your Financial Aid! Three Things You Must Monitor

Universities at the masters level utilize several measures in determining eligibility for financial aid. Financial aid can consist of student loans, stipends, scholarships, etc. There are three general categories for determining eligibility: Cumulative GPA, Pace, and Maximum Time. Your financial aid can be terminated if you fail to meet any of these requirements! Therefore, it is recommended that you monitor each of these categories for yourself so that you don’t get any nasty surprises.

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Counseling Supervision: What Every Counselor Needs To Know

Most, if not all, states require that after graduating counselors complete an internship before becoming licensed. This means that counselors must be under supervision when they are treating clients. Usually this consists of a one-hour meeting each week with your supervisor, but requirements vary by state.

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What is Sex Therapy?

A sex therapist is a mental health counselor who has special certification in sexology. Sexology is the scientific study of human sexuality. There are various institutions or providers for this type of education.

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The Importance of Sexual Education

In training to be a counselor, one of the areas that are often overlooked is sexuality. Yes, most graduate programs do have a course on Human Sexuality, but one course is usually not enough to sufficiently prepare counselors for what they will encounter in treating clients.

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3 Multicultural Counseling Considerations for Native Americans

With this blog, we will complete our multicultural conversation by looking at three counseling considerations for Native Americans.

Please note that this series is not meant to cover all facets of multiculturalism, but rather to provide some useful information and give you a “head start” in your counseling career. Another important thing to remember is that minority groups are heterogeneous. Therefore, these are things that may be true in some instances, but, as with other categories in counseling, it is dangerous to make assumptions. Continue reading