Cynthia Madison 's Entries

3 blogs
  • 07 Aug 2020
    Working from home can be great until your pet throws up on your computer, and your neighbor starts renovating their apartment, using all kinds of noisy machinery. Some of us think that working from home is a luxury. Indeed, nothing compares with working from the comfort of our home. However, in the office, your coworkers may often distract you by inviting you to lunch, engaging in conversations, etc. It can be a considerable drawback to get your work done.  Of course, it is helpful to be socially active in the workplace, but you can become easily distracted. At home, it’s easier for you to create a workplace and not be surrounded by coworkers. However, working from home can make you become your worst enemy. Coworkers might not surround you, but you are free to do whatever you want. Not feeling the same pressure to get stuff done may transform you into a lazy and unproductive person. But these issues can be avoided if you follow this great work from home tips. Wake up early! If you want to be productive and finish all your work in time, make sure you get up early in the morning. Set up a few alarms, and make sure you don't fall asleep! Morning sleep is the most confusing, so get started early. When working in an office, you know you have to get up early and get ready. It can help you be prepared in time, as late people are considered unorganized. At home, however, the distance from the bed and desk might seem incredibly long. You may not believe it, but working from home and remain productive is possible. Diving into your tasks as soon as you wake up can be the key to making progress throughout the day. So, wake up, put on a cup of coffee, and start working.  Act like you’re going to the office Pretending you're going to the office can help you be a lot more productive. There's no reason you shouldn't do it if it enables you to be mentally prepared for your daily working tasks. Do all the things you would typically do if you would go to the office. Set up your alarm, get some coffee, and even change to nice clothes. If it sounds weird to you, well, you should know it is helpful for many people. When working from home, it's essential to create a routine and stick to it. It will help you to be more productive and feel a lot more organized. Get ready for the day and act like you're going to the office, or else, you'll find yourself back in the bed. Use the same schedule as if you are in the office. You'll finish your work a lot faster, and remain focused and productive. If you lack certain electronics to make your work complete, such as laptops, iPad & tablets, desktop computers, or computer monitors, you can rent to own computers by merely searching on Google.  Choose a dedicated workspace Just because you're not working at the office, doesn't mean you shouldn't create a working space at home. Working from home brings you comfort and peace, but it can also be why most people engage in other activities while working, and become unproductive. Rather than take your laptop on the couch or bed, create a specific room in your home. Or, you can go from time to time to coffee shops, specifically to work. All you'll need is an internet connection, and you get into the right vibe of focusing on your work. If you can't dedicate your work at home entirely, getting out of the house will help you stimulate your energy and be productive for the rest of the day. Public places can also be helpful for you to work. However, if you feel like you get distracted by those around you, return home and get your stuff done.  Log out from social media Social media is the most well-known reason why people get distracted most times at work. It makes it harder for yourself actually to concentrate and be productive. So, to make it easier for you to focus, log out of every account, and put your phone aside. It might guarantee that you won't be tempting to take too many social breaks. Removing all the browser windows will help you stay focused on your work, and eliminate the chances to engage in too much online activity. Social platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, can give you an uncontrollable impulse to click on them and get sucked without knowing. Eliminating these social networks while working from home can increase your productivity. Take Breaks It can be so easy to engage in your work, that you avoid taking your well-deserved breaks. You shouldn't feel guilty about the fact that you are working from home. Don't let the guilt take over you; use your breaks to relax, watch funny videos, listen to your favorite music, or get away from the desk. Go outside and take a walk, spend some time with a friend, or any other activity that refreshes you and prepares you to continue your work. Breaks, generally, make life easier and recharge you to do a better job. Eat your lunch, take a five-minute break whenever you feel the need, but stick to your schedule!  Determine a schedule and stick to it Specific projects can take longer than you expect. So, for this reason, you'll often do less than you propose. To encourage yourself to do more, estimate how much time you'll spend on each project. Also, it's essential to determine how many tasks to handle in that day. Establish some goals and try to achieve them. Even if you don't succeed in finishing everything you expect, you'll still come out with a solid list of completed tasks. A morning list with what responsibilities you have for that day will help you progress every day. It will help you be honest about yourself, and even though you might feel like doing something else, you'll already know that you've established some rules you need to keep up with. Remember, working from home shouldn't be a reason to be unproductive.
    1267 Posted by Cynthia Madison
  • Working from home can be great until your pet throws up on your computer, and your neighbor starts renovating their apartment, using all kinds of noisy machinery. Some of us think that working from home is a luxury. Indeed, nothing compares with working from the comfort of our home. However, in the office, your coworkers may often distract you by inviting you to lunch, engaging in conversations, etc. It can be a considerable drawback to get your work done.  Of course, it is helpful to be socially active in the workplace, but you can become easily distracted. At home, it’s easier for you to create a workplace and not be surrounded by coworkers. However, working from home can make you become your worst enemy. Coworkers might not surround you, but you are free to do whatever you want. Not feeling the same pressure to get stuff done may transform you into a lazy and unproductive person. But these issues can be avoided if you follow this great work from home tips. Wake up early! If you want to be productive and finish all your work in time, make sure you get up early in the morning. Set up a few alarms, and make sure you don't fall asleep! Morning sleep is the most confusing, so get started early. When working in an office, you know you have to get up early and get ready. It can help you be prepared in time, as late people are considered unorganized. At home, however, the distance from the bed and desk might seem incredibly long. You may not believe it, but working from home and remain productive is possible. Diving into your tasks as soon as you wake up can be the key to making progress throughout the day. So, wake up, put on a cup of coffee, and start working.  Act like you’re going to the office Pretending you're going to the office can help you be a lot more productive. There's no reason you shouldn't do it if it enables you to be mentally prepared for your daily working tasks. Do all the things you would typically do if you would go to the office. Set up your alarm, get some coffee, and even change to nice clothes. If it sounds weird to you, well, you should know it is helpful for many people. When working from home, it's essential to create a routine and stick to it. It will help you to be more productive and feel a lot more organized. Get ready for the day and act like you're going to the office, or else, you'll find yourself back in the bed. Use the same schedule as if you are in the office. You'll finish your work a lot faster, and remain focused and productive. If you lack certain electronics to make your work complete, such as laptops, iPad & tablets, desktop computers, or computer monitors, you can rent to own computers by merely searching on Google.  Choose a dedicated workspace Just because you're not working at the office, doesn't mean you shouldn't create a working space at home. Working from home brings you comfort and peace, but it can also be why most people engage in other activities while working, and become unproductive. Rather than take your laptop on the couch or bed, create a specific room in your home. Or, you can go from time to time to coffee shops, specifically to work. All you'll need is an internet connection, and you get into the right vibe of focusing on your work. If you can't dedicate your work at home entirely, getting out of the house will help you stimulate your energy and be productive for the rest of the day. Public places can also be helpful for you to work. However, if you feel like you get distracted by those around you, return home and get your stuff done.  Log out from social media Social media is the most well-known reason why people get distracted most times at work. It makes it harder for yourself actually to concentrate and be productive. So, to make it easier for you to focus, log out of every account, and put your phone aside. It might guarantee that you won't be tempting to take too many social breaks. Removing all the browser windows will help you stay focused on your work, and eliminate the chances to engage in too much online activity. Social platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, can give you an uncontrollable impulse to click on them and get sucked without knowing. Eliminating these social networks while working from home can increase your productivity. Take Breaks It can be so easy to engage in your work, that you avoid taking your well-deserved breaks. You shouldn't feel guilty about the fact that you are working from home. Don't let the guilt take over you; use your breaks to relax, watch funny videos, listen to your favorite music, or get away from the desk. Go outside and take a walk, spend some time with a friend, or any other activity that refreshes you and prepares you to continue your work. Breaks, generally, make life easier and recharge you to do a better job. Eat your lunch, take a five-minute break whenever you feel the need, but stick to your schedule!  Determine a schedule and stick to it Specific projects can take longer than you expect. So, for this reason, you'll often do less than you propose. To encourage yourself to do more, estimate how much time you'll spend on each project. Also, it's essential to determine how many tasks to handle in that day. Establish some goals and try to achieve them. Even if you don't succeed in finishing everything you expect, you'll still come out with a solid list of completed tasks. A morning list with what responsibilities you have for that day will help you progress every day. It will help you be honest about yourself, and even though you might feel like doing something else, you'll already know that you've established some rules you need to keep up with. Remember, working from home shouldn't be a reason to be unproductive.
    Aug 07, 2020 1267
  • 07 Jan 2020
    Most jobs imply some level of stress and we can all look back and remember days when we felt overwhelmed by the workload or anxious about how we come across professionally. There are few career options that can be described as relaxing.  But in recent years, more and more companies are looking for ways to squeeze every last drop of productivity out of their employees and finding corporate euphemisms to replace the word “exploitation”.   We’re “strongly encouraged” to be “agile” through our “power lunches” because it’s “crunch time” or our bosses will start “smart-sizing” the team and “optimize resources” so we could get “streamlined” into “rethinking our future”. What they’re doing is actually paying three employees to do the work of five and this sort of excessive demand leads to an unhealthy level of competition. If they feel under constant threat of unemployment, people’s flight or fight instinct kicks in which increases “workplace incivility” among colleagues.  A recent study published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology examines the link between workplace toxicity and signs of deteriorating mental health such as rumination, insomnia, anxiety and depression.  What Does Workplace Incivility Mean? This term refers to a pattern of low-intensity behaviours that are vague enough to be open to interpretation so that the offender cannot be accused of attempting to harm the target even if they're violating workplace norms for mutual respect and courtesy.  In our day to day lives we would call it passive aggressive behaviour. Some common examples are: Back-handed compliments – disguising criticism through compliments – “I didn’t expect you to get it done… Congratulations! See what happens when you make an effort?” or how about “you’re really professional for your age” Excluding the target from group activities such as going out to lunch or planning to meet at a bar after work Silent treatment Interrupting  Sarcastic remarks Asking for the target’s opinion and then ignoring it  Neglecting to give credit for collaborative work Giving “dirty” or hostile looks Making insinuating remarks related to the target’s professional competence Undermining the target’s credibility in front of others Public reprimands Sometimes, this kind of actions is just a way for employees to blow off some steam when they are unhappy with the workload and can’t find a way to express their frustrations to the managerial staff. Other times, it’s a way of reducing the productivity of the target in order to hurt their professional image in the eyes of their bosses and perhaps get them to quit. How Does a Toxic Work Environment Impact Productivity? Researchers Christine M. Pearson and Christine L. Porath gathered data from over 2,400 people across the United States and Canada and concluded that workplace incivility does, in fact, affect productivity. Not only that, but it also undermines organizational values and depletes resources.  Targets will waste work time worrying about various incidents and planning how to avoid or deal with future hostile interactions with the instigator, it reduces commitment to the company, 20% of persons interviewed declaring they intentionally reduced their work effort as a result, and 10% reduced the time spent at work.  Companies with high levels of incivility among members of the staff experience higher turnover rates, loss of productivity because employees will avoid going to work by calling in sick, lower quality and quantity of work and lack of confidence in the leadership. The good news is that a study published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology found that individuals who felt that their company was able to offer them emotional and social support reported higher job satisfaction and lower negative impact on their psychological well-being compared to those that didn’t. This suggests that the adverse effects of incivility can be buffered through feelings of organizational trust.  What About Mental Health? Well, a toxic work environment doesn’t impact only your emotional wellbeing but your overall health. So, let’s start by mentioning a weakened immune system, gastro-intestinal issues, high blood pressure and lower sex drive just to get them out of the way. These are just some of the most common ones since it depends on how healthy the individual was before starting to be affected by workplace stress. Plenty of people find themselves having to go to a Medical Centre and get a prescription just get them through the long days at the office.    When it comes to mental health, the first symptom is a reduction in the quality of sleep since the employee is ruminating over what happens during work hours and how to mitigate their conflicts which results in higher level of anxiety. After a time, the lack of sleep and chronic stress start to manifest as more serious medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular problems and depression. Research has also linked toxic work environments with substance abuse.  What Can Employees Do to Protect Their Health? Coping Techniques. If you’re unfortunate enough to work in a toxic environment with high levels of incivility, there are some coping techniques which may assist you in mitigating some of the negative effects it has on your well-being.  The most important one is developing the ability to detach yourself psychologically from work, at least during your free time. You can measure how successful you are in this process by counting how many times you think about work while you’re trying to enjoy the rest of your day or your weekend. It should be as close to zero as possible.  Employees who improve their capacity to relax after work can sleep better and are more adept at coping with the stress associated with this kind of behaviour. We mentioned earlier that it’s a common strategy to become less engaged in the workplace which leads to a reduction in productivity for the company. That may be so, but at least it helps people avoid burnout. This sort of detachment can be achieved through planning positive distractions such as vacations, going out with friends and family, physical exercise and enjoyable hobbies.  The relaxation that comes with prioritizing work-life balance results in lower levels of exhaustion and fewer health complaints. If you find yourself unable to do that because you are forced to stay at the office beyond the designated hours, “until the work is done” you may want to consider looking for a more fulfilling job.  
    918 Posted by Cynthia Madison
  • Most jobs imply some level of stress and we can all look back and remember days when we felt overwhelmed by the workload or anxious about how we come across professionally. There are few career options that can be described as relaxing.  But in recent years, more and more companies are looking for ways to squeeze every last drop of productivity out of their employees and finding corporate euphemisms to replace the word “exploitation”.   We’re “strongly encouraged” to be “agile” through our “power lunches” because it’s “crunch time” or our bosses will start “smart-sizing” the team and “optimize resources” so we could get “streamlined” into “rethinking our future”. What they’re doing is actually paying three employees to do the work of five and this sort of excessive demand leads to an unhealthy level of competition. If they feel under constant threat of unemployment, people’s flight or fight instinct kicks in which increases “workplace incivility” among colleagues.  A recent study published in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology examines the link between workplace toxicity and signs of deteriorating mental health such as rumination, insomnia, anxiety and depression.  What Does Workplace Incivility Mean? This term refers to a pattern of low-intensity behaviours that are vague enough to be open to interpretation so that the offender cannot be accused of attempting to harm the target even if they're violating workplace norms for mutual respect and courtesy.  In our day to day lives we would call it passive aggressive behaviour. Some common examples are: Back-handed compliments – disguising criticism through compliments – “I didn’t expect you to get it done… Congratulations! See what happens when you make an effort?” or how about “you’re really professional for your age” Excluding the target from group activities such as going out to lunch or planning to meet at a bar after work Silent treatment Interrupting  Sarcastic remarks Asking for the target’s opinion and then ignoring it  Neglecting to give credit for collaborative work Giving “dirty” or hostile looks Making insinuating remarks related to the target’s professional competence Undermining the target’s credibility in front of others Public reprimands Sometimes, this kind of actions is just a way for employees to blow off some steam when they are unhappy with the workload and can’t find a way to express their frustrations to the managerial staff. Other times, it’s a way of reducing the productivity of the target in order to hurt their professional image in the eyes of their bosses and perhaps get them to quit. How Does a Toxic Work Environment Impact Productivity? Researchers Christine M. Pearson and Christine L. Porath gathered data from over 2,400 people across the United States and Canada and concluded that workplace incivility does, in fact, affect productivity. Not only that, but it also undermines organizational values and depletes resources.  Targets will waste work time worrying about various incidents and planning how to avoid or deal with future hostile interactions with the instigator, it reduces commitment to the company, 20% of persons interviewed declaring they intentionally reduced their work effort as a result, and 10% reduced the time spent at work.  Companies with high levels of incivility among members of the staff experience higher turnover rates, loss of productivity because employees will avoid going to work by calling in sick, lower quality and quantity of work and lack of confidence in the leadership. The good news is that a study published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology found that individuals who felt that their company was able to offer them emotional and social support reported higher job satisfaction and lower negative impact on their psychological well-being compared to those that didn’t. This suggests that the adverse effects of incivility can be buffered through feelings of organizational trust.  What About Mental Health? Well, a toxic work environment doesn’t impact only your emotional wellbeing but your overall health. So, let’s start by mentioning a weakened immune system, gastro-intestinal issues, high blood pressure and lower sex drive just to get them out of the way. These are just some of the most common ones since it depends on how healthy the individual was before starting to be affected by workplace stress. Plenty of people find themselves having to go to a Medical Centre and get a prescription just get them through the long days at the office.    When it comes to mental health, the first symptom is a reduction in the quality of sleep since the employee is ruminating over what happens during work hours and how to mitigate their conflicts which results in higher level of anxiety. After a time, the lack of sleep and chronic stress start to manifest as more serious medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular problems and depression. Research has also linked toxic work environments with substance abuse.  What Can Employees Do to Protect Their Health? Coping Techniques. If you’re unfortunate enough to work in a toxic environment with high levels of incivility, there are some coping techniques which may assist you in mitigating some of the negative effects it has on your well-being.  The most important one is developing the ability to detach yourself psychologically from work, at least during your free time. You can measure how successful you are in this process by counting how many times you think about work while you’re trying to enjoy the rest of your day or your weekend. It should be as close to zero as possible.  Employees who improve their capacity to relax after work can sleep better and are more adept at coping with the stress associated with this kind of behaviour. We mentioned earlier that it’s a common strategy to become less engaged in the workplace which leads to a reduction in productivity for the company. That may be so, but at least it helps people avoid burnout. This sort of detachment can be achieved through planning positive distractions such as vacations, going out with friends and family, physical exercise and enjoyable hobbies.  The relaxation that comes with prioritizing work-life balance results in lower levels of exhaustion and fewer health complaints. If you find yourself unable to do that because you are forced to stay at the office beyond the designated hours, “until the work is done” you may want to consider looking for a more fulfilling job.  
    Jan 07, 2020 918
  • 22 Nov 2019
    Do you spend a lot of time thinking about how you can make the world a better place and how to make a difference in people's lives?  Then you've probably already thought about choosing a career that gives you meaning and allows you to make a contribution. After a long day at work, you get a special sense of satisfaction knowing that you have made the world and people’s lives a little bit better and that you don’t work just for money and yourself. Teacher Education is one of the most important services society provides and it’s vital to maintaining to fast paced cultural progress we are used to as a species. A teacher’s role is to help guide children, to make them strong, brave and prepare them for the all the good and bad that comes with being an adult. Demand for highly skilled teachers has been on the rise and there's little chance for this trend to change in the future. If you're passionate about teaching, learning and sharing your experience with the younger generation with the intent of making a difference in a child's life, then this is the perfect career for you. People looking to take up teaching should be relatively outgoing, must be good listeners, have great problem-solving and organizational abilities along with effective communication skills so that they're able to convey information in such a way that it reaches the classroom and the students remain engaged and are able to remember what was said to them. Social Worker Social work is a noble pursuit that affords a wealth of possibilities to make positive changes in people's lives. One other advantage is that this occupation offers quite a wide range of paths to choose in terms of causes you want to involve yourself in. In the most basic terms, social workers help people overcome or come to grips with obstacles they’re facing in their day-to-day lives. Clinical social workers are also qualified to diagnose and treat mental health related challenges. There are several areas that you could move towards. You could specialize in child and family social work and then you’d be protecting vulnerable children and assisting families who are in need of help and guidance. As a school social worker, you’d be working with teachers, parents and school administrator to determine what changes would have to be made to increase academic performance for students that are dealing with issues such as bullying, frequent absences, self-destructive tendencies or lack of resources and support. When it comes to working in the mental health sector, you’d be making sure that the individuals coping with mental illnesses or addictions placed under your care have access to all the resources that could contribute to the effectiveness of the treatment they’re undergoing. Another important aspect of social work is advocacy. Social workers often raise awareness on the issues brought to their attention through their work. Health Care Sector Everybody needs a doctor at some point. Either for a minor flu or major surgery, we all go see a physician eventually. We rarely think about how valuable doctors are to our lives. They work diligently to improve to raise health standards for both humans and animals. Many medical professionals from around the world volunteer to provide medical services to people who can’t afford it or are located in regions where they’re unavailable. It’s thanks to the relentless efforts of these doctors and researchers that the medical field has reached such a high point of advancement. A host of new medications and therapies are being developed that contribute to treatment adherence and effectiveness. This is why it's considered such a noble profession. This field also has the advantage of offering many spheres of activity that you could specialize in. Maybe you’d rather be a nurse and offer home care to the elderly.   Or maybe you feel more drawn to the rush that an EMT or paramedic experiences. As an FDNY EMT or paramedic you’d be able to save countless lives, especially since there’s currently a shortage. This shortage means that when people call 911, the ambulance can’t arrive as soon as it should and therefore, they don’t get medical attention as quickly as they should. Unfortunately, when it comes to emergencies every second counts. Psychotherapist or Counselor Even if you haven’t gone yourself, chances are that you know a couple of people who have undergone weekly session of psychotherapy. As social stigma around metal health has reduced over the past few years, an increasing number of people are finding the courage to seek out professional help to get them through hard times. Often, the term "therapist" is used in a broader sense to include a wide range of practitioners who can provide clients with mental health care services. As an example, both a clinical psychologist and a licensed professional counselor handle mental health issues in various settings. Here you can also choose to specialize into a particular subfield. You can become a substance abuse therapist and help people who are dealing with addictions or you can help couples resolve their issues and improve they way they communicate with one another as a marriage and family therapist. You might prefer to work with kids in a school setting as a licensed school psychologist. Yet another career choice could be to train as a rehabilitation therapist. Then you’d be able to offer your clients a combination of mental health as well as physical health services. This work mainly involves helping people with disabilities and injuries make the most of their lives. These are just some of the most common examples but there are many more forms of practice you can explore. If you strive to become a therapist, earning a bachelor's degree in psychology could be your first step. However, it’s also possible to be admitted into a training program if you have an undergraduate degree in another field as long as you can make up for the difference in coursework. Undergraduates with degrees in sociology, education and health sciences often become therapists.  
    1088 Posted by Cynthia Madison
  • Do you spend a lot of time thinking about how you can make the world a better place and how to make a difference in people's lives?  Then you've probably already thought about choosing a career that gives you meaning and allows you to make a contribution. After a long day at work, you get a special sense of satisfaction knowing that you have made the world and people’s lives a little bit better and that you don’t work just for money and yourself. Teacher Education is one of the most important services society provides and it’s vital to maintaining to fast paced cultural progress we are used to as a species. A teacher’s role is to help guide children, to make them strong, brave and prepare them for the all the good and bad that comes with being an adult. Demand for highly skilled teachers has been on the rise and there's little chance for this trend to change in the future. If you're passionate about teaching, learning and sharing your experience with the younger generation with the intent of making a difference in a child's life, then this is the perfect career for you. People looking to take up teaching should be relatively outgoing, must be good listeners, have great problem-solving and organizational abilities along with effective communication skills so that they're able to convey information in such a way that it reaches the classroom and the students remain engaged and are able to remember what was said to them. Social Worker Social work is a noble pursuit that affords a wealth of possibilities to make positive changes in people's lives. One other advantage is that this occupation offers quite a wide range of paths to choose in terms of causes you want to involve yourself in. In the most basic terms, social workers help people overcome or come to grips with obstacles they’re facing in their day-to-day lives. Clinical social workers are also qualified to diagnose and treat mental health related challenges. There are several areas that you could move towards. You could specialize in child and family social work and then you’d be protecting vulnerable children and assisting families who are in need of help and guidance. As a school social worker, you’d be working with teachers, parents and school administrator to determine what changes would have to be made to increase academic performance for students that are dealing with issues such as bullying, frequent absences, self-destructive tendencies or lack of resources and support. When it comes to working in the mental health sector, you’d be making sure that the individuals coping with mental illnesses or addictions placed under your care have access to all the resources that could contribute to the effectiveness of the treatment they’re undergoing. Another important aspect of social work is advocacy. Social workers often raise awareness on the issues brought to their attention through their work. Health Care Sector Everybody needs a doctor at some point. Either for a minor flu or major surgery, we all go see a physician eventually. We rarely think about how valuable doctors are to our lives. They work diligently to improve to raise health standards for both humans and animals. Many medical professionals from around the world volunteer to provide medical services to people who can’t afford it or are located in regions where they’re unavailable. It’s thanks to the relentless efforts of these doctors and researchers that the medical field has reached such a high point of advancement. A host of new medications and therapies are being developed that contribute to treatment adherence and effectiveness. This is why it's considered such a noble profession. This field also has the advantage of offering many spheres of activity that you could specialize in. Maybe you’d rather be a nurse and offer home care to the elderly.   Or maybe you feel more drawn to the rush that an EMT or paramedic experiences. As an FDNY EMT or paramedic you’d be able to save countless lives, especially since there’s currently a shortage. This shortage means that when people call 911, the ambulance can’t arrive as soon as it should and therefore, they don’t get medical attention as quickly as they should. Unfortunately, when it comes to emergencies every second counts. Psychotherapist or Counselor Even if you haven’t gone yourself, chances are that you know a couple of people who have undergone weekly session of psychotherapy. As social stigma around metal health has reduced over the past few years, an increasing number of people are finding the courage to seek out professional help to get them through hard times. Often, the term "therapist" is used in a broader sense to include a wide range of practitioners who can provide clients with mental health care services. As an example, both a clinical psychologist and a licensed professional counselor handle mental health issues in various settings. Here you can also choose to specialize into a particular subfield. You can become a substance abuse therapist and help people who are dealing with addictions or you can help couples resolve their issues and improve they way they communicate with one another as a marriage and family therapist. You might prefer to work with kids in a school setting as a licensed school psychologist. Yet another career choice could be to train as a rehabilitation therapist. Then you’d be able to offer your clients a combination of mental health as well as physical health services. This work mainly involves helping people with disabilities and injuries make the most of their lives. These are just some of the most common examples but there are many more forms of practice you can explore. If you strive to become a therapist, earning a bachelor's degree in psychology could be your first step. However, it’s also possible to be admitted into a training program if you have an undergraduate degree in another field as long as you can make up for the difference in coursework. Undergraduates with degrees in sociology, education and health sciences often become therapists.  
    Nov 22, 2019 1088