Social media can be an excellent way to network to find a job or build your business. But it can also get you into trouble.
Your masters program will teach you theories and basic skills. You will also learn about substance abuse, human sexuality and how to do research. What your program is NOT going to teach you, however, is what to start focusing on NOW to set yourself up later to be a competent, well-rounded counselor. But after almost six years of clinical experience, I can tell you. And I will.
Counseling programs are competitive, and most have fairly stringent requirements for entry. If you’ve made the initial cut, you’ll be called for an interview. But the admissions committee will not tell you how to handle yourself in an interview.
To get into a masters program, you have to pass the first screening step, which is the application. Having a promising application is what is going to get you an interview. Believe it or not, there are dos and don’ts in the actual application process! Things that the person taking your application won’t tell you. But I will.
Have you ever wondered what a typical day is like for a counselor working in private practice? Here is a typical afternoon for me in my private practice:
Have you ever wondered what a typical day is like for a counselor working in private practice? Here is a typical morning in my private practice: