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Joe Murphy, Jr is a multilingual certified school counselor (English, Spanish, and some French) working as an elementary counselor in Hattiesburg Public School District, Mississippi. He has three years of high school counseling experience and at least thirteen years of teaching experience. His counseling interest areas include academic, career, multicultural, mental health, substance abuse, sports counseling, family, migrant youth, and LGBTQ youth issues.

  • Sports Counseling with Athletes in Schools

    Aug 09, 2022
    Counselors provide athletes with techniques to use on and off the field, or court to help them maintain their level of mental and physical performance.
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  • Using Exposure Therapy with Children

    Oct 12, 2020
    Exposure therapy focuses on changing your response to the object, or situation that is causing your anxiety. Gradually repeating exposure to the source that causing fear may help a child manage his or her thoughts and feelings about what is making him or her anxious.
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  • The Save-Every-Client Syndrome

    Sep 28, 2020
    One of the hardest lessons I have had to learn as a beginning counselor is that I can’t save every client from their issues if they don’t want to be saved.
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  • Building Rapport with Your Students

    Sep 14, 2020
    Every counselor knows that it’s important and vital to build rapport with the students in your school at the beginning of the year in order to help them feel safe and trust you with personal information.
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  • Helping Teens with Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Sep 01, 2020
    Most of us enjoy getting out of the house and enjoy the bright sunshine especially in spring and summer when the daylight last longer. If you know anyone who experience symptoms of SAD, or is diagnosed with it, encourage them to get help and get outside more during the daylight.
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