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Use Criticism as Fuel for Your Counseling Career
Are you discouraged from setbacks on the road toward becoming a counselor? You’re not alone. Whether it be a failed licensure exam or constructive criticism, becoming an experienced counselor can be discouraging. But, you have a choice. You can either let the setbacks keep you down, or you can transform them into fuel for success. It’s all about balance.

Benefits of the Creative Counselor
Creative counseling has been increasingly popular since professor, author, and former American Counseling Association president, Samuel Gladding, began the practice in 1970. Creativity is directly linked to problem solving, which, Gladding asserts, is the goal of counselors with their clients. Through the experience of expressing emotions creatively, people can become more self-aware and, therefore, begin to progress towards healing.

National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam: Alyson Carr Interview
Robin Phillips interviews Dr. Alyson Carr on the experiences with National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Exam.

The Internet’s Impact on Communication and Counseling
Sherry Turkle speaks on connection at the cost of conversation. Though she doesn’t mention telemental health, perhaps the online counseling community could be the best of both worlds.