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Counselors for Children: How to Become a Child Counselor

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An Article by contributor Emily Stone. The field of child counseling presents many opportunities for those that are interested in helping today’s youth. Children that are experiencing challenges in their lives whether through some type of trauma, school experiences, or their home life need the expertise of someone that has the patience to work through and make sense of what is going on in their world. Children lack the sophisticated coping skills necessary to handle life’s challenges, and child counselors can help provide the beacon they need to find their way. How to Become a Child Counselor Becoming a child … / Read more »

Crime Fighters: 5 College Degrees that will Help you Pursue a Career in Criminal Justice

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An article by Ohio based contributor Lizzie Weakley. There are many majors one can study before entering the criminal justice field. The justice system requires people who have a strong understanding of why crimes occur, how they can be solved, and the passion to serve their communities. Criminal Justice The criminal justice major learns a wide range of topics from the way justice functions at the federal, state, and local levels to gaining a better understanding of how to balance the rights of the individual with the needs of society. At schools like ASA College, students of criminal justice will … / Read more »

A Career in Behavioral and Mental Health: A Look at Three Popular Fields

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People’s mental health is highly important. It’s what helps them live a good life. If you feel you would like to help people improve their mental state, the following are some of the best careers in behavioral health. #1: Psychiatrist A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in mental health. This person will perform assessments on patients, diagnose them with a mental disorder, and then prescribe psychotropic medication. A psychiatrist can have his own private practice, or work in hospitals and behavioral health facilities. Is Psychiatry Right for You? Psychiatrists are highly intelligent concerning mental health disorders. They have … / Read more »

How can I find a counseling internship and complete my degree?

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Irene at Long Island University – Hudson asked: “I’m planning on completing my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, but I’m required to find an internship in order to graduate. I’ve submitted dozens of applications, requested assistance from my school, and even used my Master’s in Gerontology to widen my opportunities, but to no avail. How can I find an internship and finish my degree on time?” Thank you for your question, Irene. Your situation is not uncommon in counseling and care programs across the country. Students are often left in charge of finding their own practicum opportunities, and may feel lost, … / Read more »

Will changing careers be a bad decision?

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Jenny from the University of West Florida asked: I will finish a Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in August 2015, but I am looking for a career change into massage therapy or cosmetology. I have done projects and internships, and some of my job experience is related to human resources, but I have lost interest in the field. I would like a more creative field, somewhat less stressful, and less administration/paperwork-oriented. I want to be able to help people feel better about themselves. I am scared.  Is changing career paths in this way a bad decision? Hi Jenny – I can’t tell you … / Read more »