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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a counseling as a profession unit of a standard Guide to Becoming a Career Counselor course. Topics covered include:
- Educational requirements and competencies for a professional counselor
- Licensing and certification requirements for counselors
- Personal qualities that make an effective counselor
- The various settings in which counselors work
1. Education and Competencies of a Professional Counselor
Professional counselors must obtain a satisfactory education with experiences that prepare them to practice on their own. This lesson is an overview of the education, licensure, and continued competency of a typical counselor.
2. Counselor Licensing and Certification Requirements
Have you wondered about licensure or certification as a counselor? Are you curious about the difference between them? In this lesson, we will be looking at licensure and certification, what the differences and similarities are, and the requirements.
3. Personal Qualities of an Effective Counselor
This lesson will introduce the positive and negative motivators for becoming a counselor. We will also look at some of the characteristics of an effective counselor and some essential microskills counselors must possess.
4. Where do Counselors Work? - Settings & Their Similarities & Differences
What are some of the various settings in which counselors work? How are they similar to one another? What are some differences? Explore the answers to these questions in this lesson.
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