Discussion:Clinical Mental Health Counselor
· Think about your motivations for becoming a clinical mental health counselor. Why did you choose this profession? What do you hope to gain or what impact do you hope to have by becoming a clinical mental health counselor?
· Review the media in the Learning Resources. Choose three faculty to focus on for this Discussion. After viewing the media, ask yourself the following questions: What do you now know about being a clinical mental health counselor that you did not know before? Were you introduced to a new area of clinical mental health counseling that sparked an interest? If you have an interest in a particular population or issue, did the media cause you to change your thoughts?
· Consider the advice from faculty in the media. What strategies for and insights about faculty success in the profession resonated most strongly with you?
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
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