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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.

If you are interested in becoming a professional counselor, you have probably heard the acronym "CACREP" or the phrase "CACREP accreditation." So what is CACREP, and how does CACREP accreditation benefit counseling students?

What is CACREP?

CACREP stands for the Council for Accreditation of Co...

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Types of Counseling

Choosing the right counseling degree is crucial to ensuring you provide skillful care to future clients and find professional and personal fulfillment. No pressure, right?

One fact is certain: You need a master’s if you want to be a counselor. A master’s degree is considered the entry-level de...

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Williamsburg, Va. - (May 31, 2019) The William & Mary School of Education is proud to announce a new Military and Veterans Counseling specialization within its CACREP-accredited Online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Counseling program. This specialization aligns with William & Mary’s rich history...

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Counselors SJ Advocates

By Laura Pignato

Laura Pignato, MS, is a third-year doctoral student (PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision) at William & Mary.

Why is social justice important in counseling?

Counselors are trained to understand the importance of addressing and preventing trauma symptomology, as well as t...

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As one who is called to counseling, you most likely know earning a CACREP-accredited master’s degree is the first step toward becoming a licensed professional counselor or a school counselor. If you are a working professional or an individual who requires a certain amount of flexibility in your gr...

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Counseling the History

School counseling arose as a discipline in response to the Industrial Revolution more than 100 years ago. The history of school counseling can be traced across the development of several counseling models, as educators and politicians have debated the exact nature and purpose of the school couns...

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Avoid Counselor Burnout

The realities of on-the-job stressors are present in almost every occupation, which means the signs of job burnout are equally present. They can have a significant impact on how well mental health professionals are able to do their jobs. However, for health care professionals, on-the-job performan...

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If you are pursuing a graduate course of study in counseling, you may have your sights set on increasing your knowledge of practical theory, such as theoretical orientation. Understanding the theories themselves is vital, but understanding and developing your personal theoretical orientation in coun...

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McAdams Charles

Rip McAdams, Ed.D., faculty member and chair of the Department of School Psychology and Counselor Education at William & Mary, shares why he became a counselor. From his beginnings as a hopeful marine biologist to his Naval career to how he developed counseling skills over long hours working at a ...

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Blog Critical Advances

During the past decade, some important achievements have been made that greatly benefit the work of clinical mental health counselors. These include the establishment of counseling licensure in all 50 states; the approval of mental health counselors for employment by the Veterans Administration;...

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