Three Things That Go Into the Making of a Good Counseling Psychologist
Some three things go into the making of a good counseling psychologist.
The first thing that goes into the making of a good counseling psychologist is solid professional training. Unknown to many people is the fact that proper counseling requires certain special skills, which can only be acquired through training. An untrained counselor, for instance, ends up giving advice to clients, instead of nudging the clients to come up with their own solutions to their issues.
The second thing that goes into the making of a good counseling psychologist is adequate professional experience/exposure. Even for absolutely new counseling psychologists, some effort has to be put in internships (supervised internships) to acquire the minimum level of exposure necessary.
The third thing that goes into the making of a good counseling psychologist is passion for helping people in distress. It doesn’t matter how much education or experience one has: if he or she doesn’t have a heart for helping people, he or she can’t be a good counseling psychologist. Actually this would apply even for a debt counselor (who is not usually necessarily a psychologist). Good counselors are the sorts of folks who are really capable of empathizing with others in need – like, say, the sorts of folks who would make good custodial parents to abandoned kids.