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Professional Positions for Counselors Paper Martha E. Luna Graduate Portfolio 1 [Write out numbers under 10] August 29, 2011 Michael Beavers
economic status. This will give them the opportunity to apply their knowledge. social status. . sensitivity to and understanding of differences. type of counseling. be aware of their background. family history. Another aspect to consider is the new knowledge that the person as a counselor will contribute to the program. 2002. For example: place. Many factors need to be taking into consideration. ages. education. In addition as was writing by Kendra Cherry (2011). When a person obtains a Master’s degree in counseling is advisable that before settling down in any position is advisable they carefully choose the right environment. Need to take into account the kind of people to be help. program. environment.2) Following are some of these programs and their settings. For example.3) Many doors open to a person with a Master’s Degree (M. para. (Thompson et al. Once weighed pros and cons from every available program he or she will find the right one.D) in counseling. and competence in counselors and psychotherapists”. The first thing to do is research every program. culture. “The Increasing Diversity of People seeking counseling is creating a need for greater multicultural awareness. The opportunities are endless because he or she poses the necessary knowledge to work in different settings. environment. then a specialty area focused on mental health and social services would be good options for you. or public practice. “If your ultimate goal is to work directly with people to help them overcome mental illness.” (para. which is that job opportunities in this field will be growing at a rate faster than any average in the coming seven years. and either private.PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS FOR COUNSELORS PAPER 2 Professional Positions for Counselors Paper One of the best aspects psychology as hole is the prediction done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In evaluating the child needs. “Collaborates with education specialists in developing curriculum content and methods of organizing and conducting classroom work. assessing. and also treat any cognitive. 130) . diagnosing. Some of the places that employ this type of counselors are company counselor’s centers. which include law enforcement organizations. and emotional adjustment. and learning disabilities. including too alcoholism. schools. For example. Michael Farr and LaVerne L. to assist pupils to achieve personal. This could be either as individual or group setting including his or her family. the counselor or psychologist must have to study the child school records as meeting with his or her teachers and parents as well. Another type is those who will help people to deal with every day psychological problems. Counseling. and also treating people who suffer any kind of psychological disorder either hospital or mental clinics. which involves the person to work in many more types of settings. document. research centers. Recommends in classes and treatments program based on individual needs. work with mentally ill patients.PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS FOR COUNSELORS PAPER 3 Clinical. Counsels pupils individually and in groups. social. nursing homes. government social services. and emotional problems that may arise at the school setting. behavioral. and School Psychologists This branch of psychology is a specialty. Ludden (2002). bereavement over the loss of a dear one.” (p. like. According to J. diagnose. which attracts one of the largest amounts of master’s degree graduates. School counselors and psychologists job in these settings is to observe. This gives the counselor the necessary information to create an especial therapy program for that child.
and his or her immediate. . counselors are the first one to try to control the situation before escalates into a major disaster. when an accident occurs and the victim’s family needs psychological help to accept whatever is happening the counselors are present to guide them and make sure they receiving the help needed. the counselor job is to prevent that any mayor possible tragedy to occurs at any young person who ask for help at any giving time. As an outpatient counselor said counselor job is to support the good mental health of any outpatient. Also became the case worker for any psychiatric unit. and educational programs to help the children to deal with their problems. financial or insurance counselor. Mental Health Centers Mental health center counselors jobs is to perform a wide range of roles. Like: if an emergency arise he or she needs to intervene to give moral support to whomever needed. This type of counselor works either at school or college level. Hospitals Counselor jobs in hospitals are very important because are those that will help the patient and family to cope with different illnesses. Whish give them a sense of relief to know they are not alone in their suffering. and grief counselor.PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS FOR COUNSELORS PAPER 4 Counselors in the school environment are those that implement psychological. In crisis intervention cases. In a risk youth service setting. For example. sociological. Also helping the patient deals with whatever health problems he or she has. Their job is to try avoiding that the situation to escalate into a major disaster. especially if the patient has a terminal illness but not only includes the sick person.
as an example. his or her career field branches out in many more directions. family history. In addition to the overall job outlook in your Geographic is he focus of your Master’s degree can play an important role in determination your employment prospects. and education. providing a wider variety of opportunities. Also taking in consideration their background. Said counselor should be aware of the kind of people whom he or she will help. and economic level. education.” (par. it also needs to include his or her family as well. In a private practice set-up a very high percentage of cases the therapist not only became the counselor for the patience. A master’s degree provide the counselor with the necessary tools to do the best job possible. To have a Master’s Degree (MD) will open many more doors due the existent wide range of positions or programs available. business. They need to consider. environment. Even if a person with a Bachelor’s Degree (BA) has many job options. and also the opportunity explore and work with the human mind in a more advanced way. social status. the counselor needs to have at least two years of supervise counseling experience to provide therapy. According to Kendra Cherry (2011). These opportunities include areas of government. culture. . The job opportunities available to you after earning your Master’s Degree (MD) in Psychology can depend on a number of factors.PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS FOR COUNSELORS PAPER 5 Private Practice To open a private practice many issues arise.3) In conclusion with a Master’s degree in psychology. knowing that he or she had received the best training and experience available. The greatest accomplishment of any counselor is to know and believe he or she have given every possible help and resources to whom need it. While it may seem that all Master degree (MD) are fairly equivalent.
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