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The W&M Online M.Ed. in Counseling Blog

For admissions tips, career statistics, and general thought leadership tidbits from the field, peruse our blog posts below.

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Please note: Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have temporarily suspended the GRE requirement for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 applicants as many of the testing centers have been closed. We will look for other evidence of both verbal and quantitative ability during your application review.

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In counseling, the relational depth between you and your client is of the utmost importance. Developing a strong and trusting relationship formed with evidence-based practices matters greatly, because the better the relationship, the greater the likelihood that your client will experience positive r...

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If you’re just beginning to explore grad school application deadlines, you may be surprised to learn that the academic calendar at the graduate level may not be quite as rigid as you remember it from your undergraduate years. Many graduate programs, particularly master’s degree programs aimed towa...

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As anyone who has spent any time at all working as a counselor can tell you, the skill set, competencies and demeanor necessary to succeed in the field cannot be learned in a classroom alone. All counselors—clinical mental health counselors, military and veterans counseling specialists, school ...

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Nearly all graduate schools and programs you might apply to have at least one thing in common: They will want to hear about you from those who know you best. Requesting letters of recommendation for graduate school is a rite of passage for nearly everyone who is interested in pursuing an advanced...

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What is Self-Disclosure

Self-disclosure refers generally to a counselor’s sharing of personal information to clients during or outside the counseling session. Types of counselor self-disclosure can range from the sharing of information about the counselor’s personal life and experiences to the s...

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Like many professionals, school counselors benefit from an environment in which they can communicate and collaborate regularly with their peers. But if you work in a small school or a sparsely populated school district, you may find yourself on your own, lacking the kind of robust community that c...

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Are you in search of professional counseling organizations, or questioning if you should even join one at all? Consider this: When English poet John Donne first coined the well-known phrase "No man is an island," he was expressing the idea that people need to be a part of a community in order to...

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If you want to learn how to help veterans, active-duty service members and military families address the harrowing mental health issues that can arise from military service, consider pursuing a career in military and veterans counseling. Military and veterans counselors provide crucial support a...

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The decision to attend graduate school, whether for to become a licensed professional counselor or any other advanced degree, can be both exhilarating and daunting. But if you have ambition, a financial plan, discipline and a passion for bettering the lives of others, a master’s in professional co...

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