Issues Faced By Beginning Counselors

In your text, Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, there are many issues discussed that are often faced by beginning counselors and therapists. Choose two of these issues that you think you will need to work on before counseling clients (see pages 28-35). Explain why these are important to you and how you are going to overcome these issues in order to become an effective counselor. 
Your paper is to be in APA format, 1-2 pages, and include sources. Please see paper guidelines for explanation of requirements.

Required Reading Materials  
Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy, 10th Edition Corey Cengage Learning  ISBN-10: 1305263723; ISBN-13: 978-1305263727 and Becoming a Helper, 7th Edition  Corey and Corey Cengage Learning 2014  ISBN: 978-1-305-08509-1 

Paper Guidelines 

• Papers will be due for each unit.   Papers should demonstrate your understanding of the concepts and theories covered in the reading and supplemental material for the unit as well as ways in which these concepts relate to current events and/or your personal experience. Students must use relevant terminology while defining concepts/theories in their own words.  • Papers should be typed using Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, double-spaced, with 1” margins, approximately 1 to 2 pages in length. • Papers should include outside sources to support the argument presented; citations must be in APA format.  • Papers must be submitted before moving on to the next unit.  •  

Here are the areas your instructor is looking for:  

Comprehension: Paper demonstrates clear understanding of terms and concepts. Solid independent thinking is evident. Appropriate support is provided.  

Analysis: Paper reflects high standards of analysis. There are multiple connections to readings and outside sources. Relates relevant personal experience to concepts.  

Grammar, Style, Format: Style and tone of writing is consistent. Paper follows the guidelines described above. Displays almost no errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation or mechanics.  

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