Going for the Gold: A Psyche-Centered Education

Posted by Nikole Hollenitsch on Jan 13, 2015 12:48:00 PM

A guest post by Dr. Aaron Kipnis, Ph.D.

For many people, a graduate degree marks one of their greatest achievements. As the first in my family to gain one, some described my journey from high school dropout to PhD as, “going for the gold.” How did high attainment come to be associated with gold? Why don’t we tell Olympic athletes to: “go for the stainless steel?” It’s shiny too—but gold prevails.

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Posted in: The Psyche, Counseling Psychology, Mythology, transformative, clinical psychology

10 things to Know; Getting Licensed in California as a LMFT/LPCC with Counseling Psychology

Posted by Nikole Hollenitsch on Sep 18, 2014 3:12:00 PM

  1. Find out if the program you are considering for your master’s degree is from a qualifying degree-granting institution. http://www.bbs.ca.gov/app-reg/mft_schools.shtml
  2. Become familiar with the website BBS, which stands for Board of Behavioral Sciences. This is the board that oversees licensure in California.
  3. Does the program you are looking to attend prepare you to sit for the LPCC AND the LMFT exams? Do you want the option to sit for both licensure exams?
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Posted in: Counseling Psychology