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How to Pick a Practicum and Internship

How to Pick a Practicum and Internship

Getting Ready Welcome to your final semesters as a master's level student in clinical mental health counseling (CMHC)! So you are starting to research and look for the setting and population you want to work in, and you may be feeling overwhelmed. That’s normal and...

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The Intricacies of Coming Out

The Intricacies of Coming Out

Coming Out Coming out as a member of the Queer community is an intimate experience that only the person who is coming out is in control of. A person first comes out to themselves, and that can be an emotional experience. After coming out to yourself, people decide...

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Understanding Sexual Orientation

Understanding Sexual Orientation

What is Sexual Orientation? Sexual orientation is described as the physical or romantic attraction a person has toward someone. We will explore different types of sexual orientations that are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community.  An important distinction to note is...

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Understanding Gender Identity

Understanding Gender Identity

What is Gender? It is essential to understand that gender is not the same as a person's anatomy and sex assigned at birth. Throughout history, language adopted synonymous meanings of sex and gender when referring to a person’s identity. However, unlike sex, gender is...

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Managing the Holiday Blues…

Managing the Holiday Blues…

As the holidays approach, many of us find ourselves a bit blue. Sometimes reflecting on the challenges we’ve faced throughout the year, in addition to the stressors that come with holiday demands. This may leave you feeling overwhelmed and even depressed. As stressors...

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BECOMING AN LGBTQIA+ ALLY

BECOMING AN LGBTQIA+ ALLY

Being an ally to the LGBTQIA+ requires awareness of this community, understanding how your own biases impact the LGBTQIA+ community, and creating changes that allow you to become a true ally.  Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning,...

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