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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.