Counseling as a Profession: Types of Counselors


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1. Which professional is licensed and can practice psychotherapy?

2. Which of the following would most likely be considered a paraprofessional?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What kinds of counselors are there? Use these assessments to identify what you have learned about the different types of counselors. You will be quizzed on your understanding of professional, non-professional, and paraprofessional counselors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your competence of:

  • The kinds of professionals who can perform psychotherapy
  • The definition of paraprofessional
  • Examples of non-professionals and paraprofessionals
  • The role of a psychiatrist

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about numerous counselors in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define relevant terms, such as paraprofessionals and non-professionals
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as psychiatric nurse and social worker

Additional Learning

To learn more about the different types of counselors, check out this video lesson on Types of Counselors. By the time you finish studying this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Identify and define various kinds of counselors
  • Differentiate between a psychologist and a psychiatrist
  • Compare and contrast professionals, paraprofessionals, and non-professionals