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The World needs You: 3 Reasons to not give up on your dreams
It can be difficult to keep working toward your career goal especially when times are tough. Classes, internships, and organizing all of the requirements for licensure can be daunting. Having to juggle these with other daily responsibilities may lead you to question if all of your hard work is worth it.

3 Reasons Why Updated Study Materials Are Vital
In the behavioral sciences, it is vital to stay up-to-date on the latest laws and trends as you prepare for the licensure exam and when you enter your career.

Coaches’ Corner: Grab bag questions
In this weeks’ broadcast of Coaches’ Corner, one of our AATBS exam coaches’ answers some of her most frequently asked questions about exam prep.

6 Ways to Handle the Financial Stress of Owning a Business
If you run your own business, you’re no stranger to stress. Stress is a normal part of business ownership, so it’s important to develop strategies for dealing with it in a healthy way.

Continued Education for Social Workers
What are CEUs? Oriented at working adults, they offer opportunities to continuing learning practical knowledge immediately applicable to your work. They make it easy to hone and develop pragmatic skillsets that you won’t necessarily pick up on the job.

Social Work Grand Challenges: We’re Halfway There
If you’ve been following this blog since early 2018, you’ve learned about six Grand Challenges for social workers in America and started making a difference in your own communities.

Coaches’ Corner Recap: Delving into the DSM V
Did you miss last week’s Coaches’ Corner? Don’t worry, we recapped Melissa and Jennifer’s discussion on the DSM V!

Pride Month and a Psychologist’s Guide to LGBT+ Clients
Psychological professionals in this day and age need to be an ally in one way or another to the LGBT+ community. As you grow in your skills, it is likely that you have learned that one of the key tenets of being a good psychological professional or therapist is your ability to listen and address your client with unconditional positive regard.

Counseling for Counselors
In this profession, it is essential to know when to seek help. We spend most of our time trying to keep our clients engaged and avoiding no-shows. Our clients need counseling and it’s just as vital for us as counselors. Many counseling programs require their students to attend a counseling session to learn about the process and to ensure that they work on their own “stuff” that may come up later as a therapist.

Transitioning from Social Work Student to Licensed Social Worker
At this time of year, many newly graduated social workers are taking their freshly minted BSW and MSW degrees on the job market for the first time. Most new social workers completed field work placements as part of their degree, but working as an intern is different from starting a new full time job.