Mental Health Counselor (Focus – Children & Adolescence)
From a historical perspective, understanding the origins of counseling helps counselors in training ground who they will be as professionals; in this final project, you will provide the foundation for your identity in the counseling profession and the knowledge to set personal and professional goals to facilitate your continued development.
write a self-reflective essay addressing who you are as a counselor in training and where you intend to go professionally.
Focus Area: Mental Health Counselor (Focus – Children & Adolescence)
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Introduction: In this section, you will describe yourself as a professional counselor in training and how you fit into the evolution of the counseling profession.
A. Explain your personal rationale for becoming a professional counselor. Why is this a professional fit for you?
B. Describe the history of counseling and how it influences who you are now, a counselor in training.
I am a counselor in training who is passionate about working with children and adolescents. I believe that every child deserves to have a safe and supportive environment where they can thrive. I am committed to providing counseling services that are tailored to the individual needs of each child or adolescent.
I see myself as a part of the evolution of the counseling profession. The counseling profession has come a long way since its early days, when it was primarily focused on providing guidance and support to students. Today, counselors are involved in a wide range of activities, including providing therapy, conducting assessments, and advocating for clients. I am excited to be a part of this evolving profession and to contribute to the lives of children and adolescents.