What to Look for in a Counseling Practicum

Whether you’re getting an undergrad or graduate degree in counseling, you’ll probably have to do a counseling practicum. Here’s what I looked for when I decided on a counseling practicum – everything from location to the type of counselors in the organization.

What to Wear to Work – Tips for Female Counselors

Knowing what to wear to work is never easy, especially if you’re a female counselor. Here’s what I learned in my counseling practice - I’m working as an alcohol and drug addictions counselor in a residential treatment program for men.

What is Transformative Mediation?

In my Conflict Resolution and Mediation class, we reviewed different types of conflict mediation strategies. Here's what transformative mediation is, according to the professor.

Intake Questions – Alcohol and Drug Recovery Program

Experienced counselors know what questions to ask during an intake interview for an alcohol and drug recovery program - and they learned by filling out form after form. Here are the questions I'm asking when I interview applicants for our recovery program.

Tips for Counseling People in Poverty

At a recent Helping Without Hurting seminar, I learned several tips for counseling people in poverty. The more you learn about poverty, the more effective you’ll be as a counselor - even if you're not counseling materially "poor" people.