How to Become a     Competent Beginning         CounselorAndrea SanchezUniversity of Houston - Clear Lake
DEVELOP A PERSONAL                     THEORY  “Developing a personal theory of  counseling is an essential part of the  t...
DEVELOP A PERSONAL           THEORYThis process begins during graduatetraining and continues on throughoutone’s profession...
SEEK A SUPERVISOR     “. . . from within the counseling     profession, from those who have     educational backgrounds, c...
SEEK A SUPERVISORSeek asupervisorwith similartheoreticalapproach.
SEEK A SUPERVISORNothing will help a beginningcounselor grow more than tohave an expert telling you howyou can improve in ...
WORK WITH DIVERSE                    POPULATIONS   “The need for   multiculturalism in   the counseling   profession is ur...
WORK WITH DIVERSE       POPULATIONSIt is important for abeginning counselorto have the mindsetthat anyone can comein for a...
KEEP CALM…
TRUST THE PROCESS
Thank you! 
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Beginning counselor ppt

  1. 1. How to Become a  Competent Beginning  CounselorAndrea SanchezUniversity of Houston - Clear Lake
  2. 2. DEVELOP A PERSONAL THEORY “Developing a personal theory of counseling is an essential part of the training and development of counselors and provides the basis for informed and effective counseling practice” (Spruill & Benshoff, 2000).Spruill, D. A., & Benshoff, J. M. (2000). Helping Beginning Counselors Develop a Personal Theory of Counseling. Counselor Education and Supervision, 40(1), 70-80.
  3. 3. DEVELOP A PERSONAL THEORYThis process begins during graduatetraining and continues on throughoutone’s professional career.Even though beginning counselors maybe licensed to practice, they are still, inmany ways, evolving.
  4. 4. SEEK A SUPERVISOR “. . . from within the counseling profession, from those who have educational backgrounds, clinical training, and experiences that will help extend and deepen the focus rather than alter the course of the developing counselor” (Pehrsson & Ingram, 2001).Pehrsson, D. E., & Ingram, M. A. (2001). Supervision: A guide for beginning counselors. Professional Issues in Counseling On‐Line Journal. Retrieved from http://www.shsu.edu/~piic/summer2001/pehrssoningram.htm
  5. 5. SEEK A SUPERVISORSeek asupervisorwith similartheoreticalapproach.
  6. 6. SEEK A SUPERVISORNothing will help a beginningcounselor grow more than tohave an expert telling you howyou can improve in yourmethods and, consequently,grow as a counselor.
  7. 7. WORK WITH DIVERSE POPULATIONS “The need for multiculturalism in the counseling profession is urgent and necessary for ethical practice, an integral part of our professional work” (Sue, Arredondo, & McDavis, 1992).Sue, D.W., Arredondo, P., & McDavis, R. J., (1992). Multicultural counseling competencies and standards: A call to the profession. Journal of Counseling and Development, 70, 477-486.
  8. 8. WORK WITH DIVERSE POPULATIONSIt is important for abeginning counselorto have the mindsetthat anyone can comein for a session and tofeel prepared to workwith these diversepopulations.
  9. 9. KEEP CALM…
  10. 10. TRUST THE PROCESS
  11. 11. Thank you! 

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