Rachel Ackerman, M.A. ’17, an alumna of the Master of Arts in Counseling: Art Therapy program in Chicago, has blended …
Faces of the Fox, an interactive community art exhibit, was created to showcase the diversity of the Fox River Valley …
Adler University alumna Megan Pinfield created Self-Compassion Oriented Resilience Building (SCORB), which won this year’s Innovation Award by the Canadian Association of University and College Student Services Professionals.
Presenting gave me the chance to remember why and how I came into this field. It provided me a real opportunity to teach others about what I’ve come to know from my education, internship, and professional networking.
The National Counselor Examination is not an easy exam. Now that I have taken the NCE, I can honestly say it’s worth it. The best tips I can give anyone who will be sitting for the NCE are these.
I have often answered the question “What sort of job are you looking for?” by describing populations I am interested in serving and the types of clinical questions I find compelling. However, interviewing has led me to reevaluate my answer to that question. I also need the job and my employer to have certain characteristics.
Job interviews can be nerve-wracking but they can also be another form of information-gathering. Viewing them that way can be really helpful in seeking a good first or next job.
Licensing for mental health care professionals can be a beast. We all know it. Sharing ideas helps me stay up-to-date and provides a place to process the frustrations and successes of the job search, including the lengthy process towards licensing.
Involvement in my field’s professional association helps me stay connected to current standards for practice, advocacy, and research. Each of those things gives me an edge when promoting myself to a potential employer.
A good friend of mine works as a career counselor. As I entered the early stages of looking for employment, the most important thing she told me was this: Three out of four jobs come from networking.
Newly graduated from Adler, 31-year-old Briana Colton blogs about her experiences navigating the transition from graduate school to full-time employment. First in an ongoing series.
Our new art therapy program comes at a time of growing recognition of the need for meta-verbal therapies, and for practitioners like art therapists who can work in an arena beyond words.