How to be Successful in Graduate School

Don’t just survive, thrive! Barb’s tips for a successful graduate education experience.

As an adult learner returning for my master’s degree, and now my doctorate, I had to learn how to be a student again. Here are my thoughts on how to have a successful experience in graduate school (Part One):
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Why I Became a Counselor

I’ve always enjoyed intimate, one-on-one conversations rather than “small talk” in a large group. I used to think it was because I was shy, but now I realize that’s just how I’m wired. I find large group discussions to be mostly superficial and meaningless. I’d much rather spend focused individual time with someone. That’s where true connections happen.
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What to Look for in an Online Counseling Program

Hello again,

There are many benefits to an online education, but there can also be pitfalls. Before committing to an online program, do your homework. Pun absolutely intended. A thorough investigation now will save you headaches later. Here are some things to look for:
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Benefits of Online Education

Hello everyone, and welcome to my first post for Masters In Counseling!! I am honored to be chosen, and excited to be able to bring to you some valuable, interesting, and entertaining information.
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Masters In Counseling.org Blog Aims To Serve Counseling Students And Counselors With New Blogger!

Besides a new site design and other cool features like professional interviews, videos, and informative articles, Masters In Counseling.org is also aiming to be serve counseling students and new counselors by bringing on Barbara LoFrisco, a licensed counselor to blog for the site! Barbara LoFrisco holds a master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of South Florida. She is also a licensed mental health counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, and certified sex therapist.
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30 Exceptional Q&A Sites on Effective Relationship Counseling

Relationship counseling is a broad field, and can encompass more than marriage issues. Relationship counselors often work with couples who want to adopt, parents with difficult children and children with difficult parents. But, the counseling doesn’t stop there — eldercare issues have come to the forefront with the aging of the Baby Boomer generation. With so many irons in the fire, sometimes it helps to have answers to questions that may come up along the way. So, we’ve gathered 30 exceptional question and answer sites that cover all the above issues, including marriage.
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Top 25 Free and Useful eBooks About Depression

While it is normal to occasionally feel sad, when a person has major depressive disorder, they experience a severely depressed mood that can remain for years at a time. This is often referred to as depression, which can interfere with daily functioning and cause distress for both the person with the disorder and their family. With an estimated 16 percent of adults suffering from depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, cases of depression are by no means isolated.
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25 Job Sites for Career Counselors

A job as a career counselor means putting on your best face every day and helping students or immigrants step into the job pool with confidence. There isn’t always an easy way to do this, but job sites and forums for career counselors can help you learn the right things to say and how to keep in touch with hopeful employees. There’s an art to being a career counselor, so it helps to constantly educate yourself and learn new networking skills for your clients.
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40 Best Online Libraries for Counselors

Counselors might work in schools, clinics or in private settings, and they might specialize in specific fields such as student, family or addiction counseling. But they all look to use resources in their studies and in practice. The following 40 best online libraries for counselors can provide those resources, with free downloads of journal articles and books or tools to help build a counseling library of your choosing.
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27 Awesome Android Apps That Will Inspire You Every Day

Inspiration comes in many forms for people. Some individuals respond to exercise, while others might respond to affirmations or scripture. If you are a counselor, you might find the following 27 Android apps motivational for yourself or for your clients, and they are intended to inspire users emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. Take your pick — and let these apps pick up your day!
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