REFLECTION QUESTIONS

  • 1. How has the chart with the six organizations/associations at the beginning of this chapter expanded your knowledge about counseling? What did you think counseling was before reading the chapters in this book and seeing this chart?
  • 2. What can you see yourself doing best as a counselor other than seeing clients? Think of the seven ways of getting involved in counseling. Do you think it is possible to begin to get involved in the counseling profession during graduate studies? How?
  • 3. You learned in this chapter that advocacy is a key component of professional involvement for counselors. What types of professional advocacy activities seem most appealing to you? What type of advocacy work have you been involved with before, and how might that help inform your future advocacy work as a counselor?
  • 4. Think about presentations you have given, either as an undergraduate student or in a more professional setting. What type of presentations do you like to make (e.g., being on a panel, speaking before an audience, talking from a PowerPoint)? What are some ways that you make your presentations effective?

5. Where do you see yourself five years after you complete your graduate counseling program? Where do you eventually want to be in the profession? Consider applying a similar reflective activity like the ones presented in chapter 5 as you think about this question.

 
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