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    Mental Health Practitioner: Tyler Woods, Ph.D

    _Frustration with her work in social services was the impetus that led to Tyler Woods to return to college at age 34. She structured her curriculum at Prescott College in Prescott, Ariz., to design a bachelor's of arts program in holistic psychology. She then went on to earn a master's in counseling psychology, again with a holistic emphasis, and then to ...
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    Career Guide: Psychologist

    Career Guide: Psychologist
    Nature of the Work Psychologists study the human mind and human behavior. Research psychologists investigate the physical, cognitive, emotional, or social aspects of human behavior. Psychologists in health service fields provide mental health care in hospitals, clinics, schools, or private settings. Psychologists employed in applied settings, such as business, industry, government, or nonprofit organizations, provide training, conduct research, design organizational systems, ...
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    Geriatric Social Workers Help Make the Golden Years Shine

    Geriatric Social Workers Help Make the Golden Years Shine
    For geriatric social workers, helping seniors navigate the perils of aging and maximize their quality of life provides deep satisfaction. Through direct counseling or by marshalling resources, these professionals empower the growing ranks of older Americans to live their later years to the fullest. "Because of changing demographics and the booming older population, [geriatric] social work is one of the fastest-growing ...
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    Social Workers Link Veterans to a Range of Services

    Social Workers Link Veterans to a Range of Services
    How do you help a 27-year-old reservist -- a carpenter in civilian life -- find a new career when he's lost an arm in Iraq? What services can help the World War II vet whose retirement check doesn't stretch far enough? It takes a vast array of knowledge and skills to answer such questions. The social workers who serve the nation's ...
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    Music Therapists

    Music Therapists
    The idea that music embodies healing powers goes back at least to the days of ancient Greece, but only recently has music therapy gained recognition as an effective way to treat the ill, the elderly and the physically and emotionally disabled. "A lot of healthcare facilities that wouldn't have considered hiring a music therapist 10 years ago would consider doing so ...
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    Help Substance Abusers Beat Addiction

    Help Substance Abusers Beat Addiction
    "Two steps forward, one step back" is an inescapable reality for substance-abuse social workers, in-demand counseling professionals who assist alcoholics and drug abusers on the road to recovery. These social workers recognize that chemical dependency is a chronic condition with a high rate of relapse, for which there is rarely a quick fix. "I've worked with people who have been in ...
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    Career Profile: Counselor

    Career Profile: Counselor
    *Nature of the Work* Counselors assist people with personal, family, educational, mental health, and career problems. Their duties vary greatly depending on their occupational specialty, which is determined by the setting in which they work and the population they serve. Educational, vocational, and school counselors provide individuals and groups with career and educational counseling. School counselors assist students of all levels, ...
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    Career Guide: Social Worker

    Career Guide: Social Worker
    Nature of the Work Social work is a profession for those with a strong desire to help improve people’s lives. Social workers assist people by helping them cope with issues in their everyday lives, deal with their relationships, and solve personal and family problems. Some social workers help clients who face a disability or a life-threatening disease or a social problem, ...
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