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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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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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Since 1949, thousands of people interested in pursuing graduate-level education have annually faced a common challenge: the Graduate Record Examination, or GRE.1 Administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), the GRE assesses analytical writing ability and quantitative and verbal reasoni...

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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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Discover Traditional and Alternative Careers for Counselors

What can you do with a master’s in counseling? In short, a counseling master’s degree opens the door to many fulfilling careers assisting people through mental, emotional and physical struggles. And with career growth for mental health...

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The decision to attend graduate school, whether for a master’s in professional counseling 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 counseli...

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By Charles "Rip" McAdams, Ed.D.
Professor and Chair, School Psychology and Counselor Education
William & Mary

Professional counselors apply a variety of clinical approaches in their work, and there are hundreds of clinical counseling approaches to choose from. The most recent edition of The SAGE...

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Explore Master’s in Counseling Salary and Job Growth Statistics

If you are considering becoming a counselor, you have a number decisions ahead of you, among them: What program will you choose? Which specialty will you pursue? What type of workplace environment do you prefer?

The answers to the...

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By Charles “Rip” McAdams, Ed.D.
Professor and Chair, School Psychology and Counselor Education
William & Mary

The 21st century has seen increasing acknowledgement by the general public of the value in seeking professional counseling for assistance with personal problems. According to recent re...

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