So You Want to Be a Counselor?

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Frederick Fell Publishers, 2009 - Education - 224 pages
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So You Want To Be A Counselor? is a comprehensive guide for anyone considering a career in professional mental health counseling. It covers every step of the journey, from choosing a school and/or program, to earning state licensure, to the ongoing responsibilities of a counseling practice. It also covers similar career choices. Whether you're a high school or undergraduate college student or an adult considering a return to school, this book has something for you. It discusses the nuts and bolts of preparing for a counseling career and the investment required in time, education, money and effort.This book also gives you real-world insights on what you can expect on the job. It paints a realistic picture and discusses both the rewards and challenges. It also provides a full list of resources so readers can find the most up-to-date information on ethics, licensure laws, and other important topics,as well as find professional organizations.
 

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Dr. Barbara Nefer, PsyD, is a counselor, life coach, and author based in central Florida. She earned her master's degree in psychology at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. She is CEO of B.N. Lifeskills, LLC and maintains a virtual office via the LivePerson expert advice service. Barb's self-help and general articles have appeared in such publications as The Writer, SuperVision, and Spotlight on Recovery.

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