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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.

Coaches’ Corner Recap: Happy Birthday Coaches’ Corner!
Happy first birthday, Coaches’ Corner! Did you miss this episode where Melissa and Jennifer answer the most frequently asked questions about AATBS coaching? We’ve recapped it for you.

Coaches’ Corner Recap: Ethics and Crisis Questions
Ethics and crisis questions are not as straight forward as other types of questions. How do you answer them?

Why We Love AATBS Exam Coaches and You Should Too!
If your gym membership included a personal trainer at no additional cost, wouldn’t you utilize it? You have a personal exam coach included in your AATBS package.

2018 ASWB Social Work Exam Changes
If you’re getting ready to take the licensure exam at any level, it’s important to stay up to date with the latest changes. In 2018, the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) made changes to all four of its exams, the Bachelors Exam, Masters Exam, Advanced Generalist Exam, and Clinical Exam, for the first time since 2011. The changes are intended to reflect the ways social work practice has shifted during those years.

Prevail Over June’s Grand Challenge For Social Work
Are you ready to tackle another Grand Challenge of Social Work? This month, The AASWSW is calling on social workers to make big strides on a problem that’s made life very difficult for many people they serve: homelessness.

5 tips for choosing the right CE course for you
There are thousands of CE course options available to counselors. It can feel overwhelming when you are trying to decide which one is the right course for you. It can also cause you to dread your CE requirements. I have been choosing, completing, and creating CE courses for many years, so I decided to share with you a few tips I use. Here are my five tips that will help you choose the right CE course for you.

Coaches’ Corner Recap: What to do after your exam
In this week’s segment of Coaches’ Corner, which aired Wednesday May 23, coaches Melissa and Jennifer discussed what you should do after you take your licensure exam. They gave the following pointers...

Having Resilience and Perseverance in the Social Work Industry
In this industry, we handle high caseloads and battle decreasing resources to do our best to serve clients. But if social workers lack the right supports, it can sometimes feel like it’s too much. Unfortunately, the stressed out, burned out social worker is a stereotype that holds some truth.