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Old 04-04-2016, 07:10 PM
 
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Congrats on finishing up your program! Your nervousness is totally normal since you will have a different job and a different age group. I am a school psychologist, but I do counseling with some students so this is what I would recommend to avoid burnout:
  • know when you need to refer out to a mental health professional because you are only supposed to do educational counseling
  • know about risk-assessments and mandatory reporting
  • know how to explain confidentiality to little kids so they understand it at their level
  • don't be afraid to say no to additional duties your first year or two (this one is a general burnout avoidance thing, but it's good to repeat it!)
Best of luck!
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