Mental health professions expand beyond just counseling or psychology. With careers in social work, therapy, psychiatry and more, helping professions can be found in many different settings providing distinct services to a variety of populations.
There are many careers in the mental health field. Branching off of our "Difference in Mental Health Professions" infographic, we wanted to create a list of the best blogs for 2017 on counseling, psychology, and therapy. Filled with information from professionals, schools, and organizations, these blogs may offer you a new perspective.
In promoting academic, career, and personal/social development, school counselors provide support to students in every grade level by providing comprehensive and proactive lesson plans surrounding character development, relationship education, conflict resolution, and much more. The toolkit was designed to be a one-stop shop for school counselors for professional development to school counseling program models.
The definition of counseling, its process and the skills needed to address you client's challenges and concerns are the basis for any counselor education program. Establishing a counseling theory or more as your theoretical orientation also helps guide your practice and view of personality, concerns, and treatment.
To gain counselors in high needs areas, some states offer educational loan repayment options through state loan repayment programs in association with the National Health Service Corps. With a commitment to working in a high needs area, some licensed professional counselors could apply for up to $200K in loan repayments.
Providing an inside look into counseling careers, these interviews with counseling professionals in different specializations, illustrate the responsibilities of some counseling careers within different settings, working with a variety of client populations.
We've interviewed some faculty members of accredited online counseling programs to provide you with more information on their counselor education departments and how they best prepare students to become professional counselors.
Financing a graduate degree can be challenging. States, organizations, and some schools offer scholarships to students specifically pursuing a degree in counseling, behavioral health, or mental health.