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What Can You Do With Your Student Loans? [Guest Post]
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Are You Making These Mistakes In Writing Your Case Notes & Evaluations?
If you haven't encountered it yet, you will. The request to write a professional evaluation, or to surrender notes, for the purpose of integration of care or consideration for disability, work absences, or child protective services, among many other things....
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Help! The Client Likes Me!
An updated version of a classic blog post for you. Enjoy!  Originally Published 4/8/11 Q: What do I do if a client expresses attraction to me in session? First,
don't freak out. I know that's the temptation . In fact, that's what I
did the first time this...
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SAQ, Part 2: How To Be A "Real-World Authority"
Last week you may remember I wrote about the questions I
thought that Beginning Counselors should be
asking (SAQ) instead of the questions that are most frequently asked (FAQ.)
While I don’t blame you – I certainly didn’t know I needed to ask these
question...
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Not an FAQ...An SAQ!
That is, the questions you should be asking as a beginning counselor. When you're new...you don't know what you don't know...obviously. That means, you don't know what questions you SHOULD be asking to get the answers you want or need to thrive as a Beginni...
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When The Counseling Field Sucks
There are times when I'm just so disappointed in our profession. Like when an intern tells me that his group steals clients he pays to attract. Or when supervisors tell student counselors gossip about clients. Or the fact that we have tons of training and y...
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7 Ways To Practice Confidence With Your First Clients - Even When You Don't Feel It Yourself
The first time that you meet with a client is a heady mix of thrill and terror. It will probably seem both like it came too quickly and you've been waiting way too long for it .  And one of the biggest things on your mind during those first few meetings?  "...
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Are YOU Going To The ACA Conference This Year?
I've booked my airline tickets & my hotel. I'm going to the ACA Conference this year for the very first time March 12-15. What I want to know is: are YOU?  In the past, we've had some fun Beginning Counselor groups meeting up there!   Check it out - ACA 201...
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