My area of interest is Multicultural Counseling. I have an amazing mentor, Dr. Courtland Lee who has encouraged me to be as active as possible within the profession. This encouragement and support has led me to meet amazing individuals and most importantly, I have been given the opportunity to participate in dialogue about the future of ACA and the profession.
I hope this blog will become a place to continue that dialogue and to give a voice to those whose future is the future of the profession. Please help me by giving me ideas for topics that are important to you as students, as counselors, as members of ACA, or as individuals growing up in a time of great challenges. Below are some ideas I hope to blog about in the upcoming weeks. If they look interesting, great, tell me so. If they aren’t of interest to you, what are some things you would be interested in discussing?
- What are your questions about beginning your career as a counseling professional?
- Hot topics in the profession (new standards, controversial interventions and therapies, etc…)
- How do I balance being a student and being a parent, significant other, or friend?
- How satisfied are you with being a member of ACA? Why aren’t you an ACA member?
- How do I start teaching my own courses?
- Do I need to get licensed and how do I do it?
- I graduated, now what?
- How do I get my proposal accepted for conferences?
- Dissertation… UGGG!
Take a moment and tell me what you would like to get out of a blog designed specifically for students within the counseling profession?
Jessica Diaz is a doctoral student at the University of Maryland and an Affiliate Professor at Loyola College.