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As these pages indicate, new counselors face several challenges when they first begin this process called counseling.  As Christians, we have been given this gift of helping others and desire to do it to the best of our ability.  But in order to help others in the best way possible, we also need to take care of ourselves.  Awareness of what could stand in the way of taking care of ourselves is the first step in giving ourselves that care. 

  • Read pp. 28-34 of the textbook by Corey.
  • Consider the various issues faced by new counselors.
  • Prepare a 1-page double-spaced assignment addressing whether the following issues will or will not be a challenge for you and why:
    • Declining to give advice
    • Maintaining your own vitality as a person and as a professional

Support your work with scholarly academic resources, textbooks, or other sources provided.  Use of APA format is required.

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