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Staying current in teh Counesling Field

It is not possible to avoid ethical dilemmas in counseling workâ?"the question is whether counselor will manage ethical dilemmas in a professional, methodical manner rather than relying on your instinct to guide you. The task here is to develop the courage of professional convictionsâ?"it is in the manifestations of these qualities that a counselor will find professional competence.

Give a description of two approaches for staying current in the counseling field and evaluate why each is important. Explain why each approach could be a challenge for a counselor and note how he/she would address these challenges.

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Staying Current in the Counseling Field

Give a description of two approaches for staying current in the counseling field and evaluate why each is important. Explain why each approach could be a challenge for a counselor and note how he/she would address these challenges.

One approach to staying current in the counseling field is to join a professional association in your area of discipline. It has been recommended that psychology students join a professional organization as a student affiliate. For instance, they may join the American Psychological Association (APA) as a student affiliate. If the student's primary interest is in research, he or she can join the American for Psychological Science (APS). The student can also choose to join one of the specialty divisions in Psychology (e.g., personality, health counseling, social issues and/or rehabilitation). In addition, graduate ...

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This solution explains why it is important for professionals to remain current in ther prospective disciplines.

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