At my company’s counseling center, I am part of an initiative to help improve corporate wellness. In doing some research for this, I found a lot of companies and big business to make money off of keeping your employees healthy. Because we are just starting things out, I need to do some research on how to make any change before we even consider something more formal.
With the holidays coming up, our first initiative is to challenge people to not gain more than 1 pound in the next six weeks. With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, it’s actually a bit of a challenge.
Here’s an email I sent out of how our staff can do more even stuck in the office.
Today we had a ton of fun at the Children’s Museum, including the newly added fire truck. Our kids love that place. And of course, had to end it with some ice cream!
One of the most important components of getting your professional clinical counseling program is the process of supervision. It’s one thing to learn how to do counseling in graduate school, it’s another thing to do it in practice. And when you graduate, it’s guns blazing at this point.
When you start working with actual clients, you need to have a supervisor that you report directly to. For every 20 hours of meeting with clients, you meet with a supervisor for 1 hour. It’s important for the supervisor too, because any mistakes your supervisee makes not only affects their licensure, but yours as well.
You are responsible for them. So it’s a bit intimidating to be a supervisor.
So I am excited and nervous to note that I am 3 of 4 classes into taking classes to earn my supervision credential. I have to have my LPCC credentials for a year, which I got at the beginning of this last summer, before I can officially apply to do supervision.
So cheers to continually learning, continually growing, and continually putting yourself out there.
Tonight my wife spent time with friends and I and my children hung out with my family. Kids had a blast and we enjoyed our night. Photos and videos below.