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So You Want to Be a Counselorby Barbara Nefer
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Becoming a counselor is a path of lifelong opportunity. Heres the most up-to-date information on the intricate choices involved and skills needed to confidently make choices about a career in counseling. The book includes real-world advice on the time, education, money, and effort needed, as well as a chapter on online counseling, a newly emerging area of expertise. This is the definitive guide for every potential counselor seeking current answers to career questions and includes personal insights from professionals, information for adult students, a special section on online counseling, and clarification of similar career options.
So You Want To Be A Counselor is a comprehensive guide for anyone considering a career in professional mental health counseling. It covers every step of the journey, from choosing a school and program to earning state licensure to the ongoing responsibilities of a counseling practice. It also covers similar career choices. Whether you're a high school or undergraduate college student or an adult considering a return to school, this book has something for you. It discusses the nuts and bolts of preparing for a counseling career and the investment required in time, education, money and effort. This book also gives you real-world insights on what you can expect on the job. It paints a realistic picture and discusses both the rewards and challenges. This book also provides a full list of resources so readers can find the most up-to-date information on ethics, licensure laws, professional organizations, and other important topics.
About the Author
Dr. Barbara Nefer, Psy.D., is a counselor, life coach and author based in Central Florida. She earned her Masters degree in psychology at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. She is CEO of B.N. Lifeskills LLC and maintains a virtual office via the LivePerson expert advice service.Barb's self-help and general articles have appeared in such publications as The Writer, SuperVision, and Spotlight on Recovery.
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