Since 2014, the month of June has been dedicated to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder awareness. Specifically, in 2010 the U.S. Congress has named June 27th of every year thereafter as PTSD Awareness Day. After experiencing a traumatic event, some men, women, and/or children develop stressful reactions to memories, thoughts, and/or feelings that are associated with their experience.
The field of counseling is very flexible and it has its opportunity to make a true difference in the lives of those suffering from mental health illnesses. Being a counselor could save many lives as it has been true for myself. All those can be reasons why an individual sought to be a counselor; however while working in the field and attempting to find a niche, reality has a way of intruding.
Graduate degree programs offer a much more subject centric education. For an average of two years, students take coursework that is solely specific to their major. Undergraduate education often requires core curriculum coursework to be taken first [...]
It wasn’t until the mid-1950s that psychological problems began being addressed within the context of relationships. For the first time, therapists recognized that issues were developed and maintained because of the social constructs within a family or marriage [...]
How much control do you want over your income? How much of a sense of community do you want from work? Do you enjoy on-going learning? Learn more with professional counselor Joe Sanok as he reviews the pros and cons to private practice and how to get there [...]
The goal of this Mental Health Awareness Month is to help identify these risky behaviors in people before they get out of control. It aims to educate counselors on how to identify risky behaviors in their clients [...]