Will that student be able to practice?

For Monitor on Psychology July/August 2014

Even the best of students can miss a deadline. But what if a student is perpetually tardy, appears to be just skating by or doesn’t quite grasp the specifics of personal-professional boundaries?

Such behaviors among psychology graduate students are uncommon. But for a handful of students, they are a serious problem — and if they persist, they may lead to professional problems that could harm future clients. Read more


Gatekeepers for the profession

Online exclusive for Counseling Today: 


Imagine you are a counselor educator sitting down to read the morning  paper and find a mug shot of one of your counseling students on thefront  page. Or perhaps while attempting to complete an assignment for a  substance abuse course, one of your students attends an Alcoholics  Anonymous meeting and steals the spotlight by impersonating someone  struggling with alcoholism. Or maybe in your family counseling course, a particular student insists on regaling the class with endless stories about his parents’ harrowing divorce.

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