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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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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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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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