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My current resume lists "counseling" as a job decription, is this term only reserved for graduate degrees?

I am a Case Manager at a Mental Health facility running groups and conducting indivdual and group counseling sessions. Can I use the term counseling in my resume or personal statement for grad schools, if I only have a BA in psych?

Asked By: Norman N - 1/21/2008
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Individuals with undergrad degrees can provide counseling. Those with graduate degrees provide therapy. I think you are safe using the term counseling. Your job title "Case Manager" allows the admissions committees to know that is an undergrad position.
Answered By: Amy Smart - 1/21/2008
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Nope, counselor is generic enough. Just don't say MSW or Med or CAC etc etc unless you got the skins to prove it.
Answered By: zaphodsclone - 1/21/2008
 
Absolutely. If you are doing it, say you are doing it. If they want details they will ask in the interviews.
Answered By: mlmar625 - 1/21/2008
 
use case managing
Answered By: bic - 1/21/2008
 
Why not clear up the confusion and use Case Manager as the job description, and then describe what activities are involved, and what skills you use, to "run" groups and "conduct" individual and group counseling sessions... More
Answered By: Máire Siobhán - 1/21/2008
 
I would put Case Manager as your position, and use the term "counseling" in the body of the description of your job. It is what you do. There are many counselors who only have a two year degree or none at all. Definitely use the word, and any variation of the word you can find in a thesaurus of it so it isn't too... More
Answered By: Gracielacey - 1/21/2008
 
Job title: Case Manager at Mental Health Facility X... More
Answered By: some female - 1/21/2008
 
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