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.
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Top 3 Multicultural Counseling Considerations for Asian Clients

In this blog, we will discuss the top 3 counseling considerations for Asian Americans. This is the fourth entry in a series of blogs addressing multicultural issues in counseling.
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Multicultural Considerations for Latino Clients (Part 2)

In this blog, we will continue our conversation about considerations for Latino clients by discussing religiosity, child rearing and immigration status. This is the third entry in a series of blogs addressing multicultural issues in counseling.
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Multicultural Considerations for Latino Clients

In this second blog, we will discuss counseling considerations for Latino clients.
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Multicultural Considerations for African American Clients

With our growing minority population, the concept of diversity is receiving a lot of attention in the Counselor Education literature. Increasingly, academic programs are including education on the diverse needs of minority groups as part of counseling education programs. A growing body of research suggests that understanding differing cultural backgrounds and how this might affect the therapeutic process is essential for counseling effectiveness. Furthermore, the ACA (American Counseling Association) code of ethics dictates that curriculum be infused with multicultural information.
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How to be Successful in Graduate School – Part Two

Don’t just survive, thrive! Barb’s tips for a successful graduate education experience (Pt II).
In the last post, we looked at the first five things you can do. Now, we will look at the last four:
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