Guides to Counseling Careers & Other Resources

Within the counseling profession, there is a need for comprehensive and authoritative resources. These guides help current and prospective counselors find scholarships, loan forgiveness programs, and other types of support in these growing careers.

National School Counseling Week Resource Guide (2021)

Calendar Icon January 18, 2021 Matt Zbrog

“School counseling is 100-plus years old,” says Eric Sparks, EdD, Deputy Executive Director for ASCA. “Starting as vocation guidance in the early 1900s, school counseling has shifted from a job position to a service and finally to an organized K-12 schoolwide program that improves outcomes for all students.”

National Mentoring Month Advocacy Guide (2021)

Calendar Icon January 12, 2021 Cevia Yellin

When you think of the best moments of your childhood, outside of your home, who comes to mind? A favorite teacher, coach, neighbor, friend? Whether formal or informal, positive relationships with mentors provide benefits for both youth and adults.

Guide to Professional Counseling Conferences (2021)

Calendar Icon January 8, 2021 Becca Brewer

Despite the impact of a Covid-19, many organizations are still working to provide all the boons of the conference experience to those within the professional counseling community. Many conferences happening early in 2021 are offered as a virtual experience, while those scheduled for later in the year are doing so based on the hope of being able to gather in-person in large numbers.

An Expert’s Guide to Fighting Coronavirus Fatigue and Seasonal Depression

Calendar Icon December 23, 2020 Nina Chamlou

As we approach the one year mark of living in a global pandemic, communities around the world are suffering from what experts are calling “pandemic fatigue”—the feeling of exhaustion of life in the new normal. The endurance and sense of unity that many of us felt months ago at the beginning of the crisis is beginning to dissipate, and in its place is a feeling of restlessness and impatience.

Working With Mental Health Disabilities: A Guide to Laws, Rights & Advocacy

Calendar Icon December 2, 2020 Cevia Yellin

In this piece, we move into the rights of individuals with mental health conditions at work, common challenges, and advocacy efforts. Aaron Konopasky, senior attorney-advisor for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) offered his expertise as an attorney specializing in disability law, rights, and policy.

A Guide to FORCE & Other Resources for Those Affected by Hereditary Cancers

Calendar Icon October 1, 2020 Cevia Yellin

Briana Arnold was eight years old when her mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and twelve when her mom passed away from the disease. A decade later, Arnold’s college advisor suggested she speak to a geneticist about her own risk of cancer due to her family history. This led to a referral from her doctor for genetic testing and the discovery that she carries the BRCA 1 mutation.

Guide to Counselor Education Loan Forgiveness Programs

Calendar Icon September 28, 2020 Vanessa Salvia

Over the years the rules of borrowing money for school have changed. Discover what you can expect when it comes to counselor education loan forgiveness programs.

2020 Guide to Counseling Scholarships

Calendar Icon June 23, 2020 Matt Zbrog

The cost of undergraduate and graduate programs has grown significantly more expensive over the last decade, and salaries haven’t kept pace. To reduce their financial burden and focus on getting the training they need, many aspiring counselors turn to scholarships.