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What does it take to be a pastoral counselor? For certification, counselors must have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, a minimum of three years in ministry with an active relationship to the local religious community, and at least 375 hours of pastoral counseling experience with 125 hours ofRead More →

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On the job, school counselors: Listen to students’ concerns about academic, emotional or social problems. Help students process their problems and plan goals and action. Mediate conflict between students and teachers. Improve parent/teacher relationships. Assist with college applications, jobs and scholarships. What qualities make a good school counselor? Here areRead More →

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“They don’t provide long-term therapy.” For issues beyond their expertise, school counselors make referrals. The referral may be to a mental health practitioner on site or a community agency, depending on a student’s needs and a school’s resources. What type of therapy do school counselors use? School counselors typically useRead More →

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Counsel as a verb means to advise; as a noun, it means the person doing the advising (such as an attorney) or the advice itself. Less commonly, counsel means guarded thoughts or advice. Counselor is another word for the noun form of counsel, or adviser. Whats is a counselor? ProfessionalRead More →