Family counselor

Jillian Hoffman

Roles and responsibilities

Family counsellors help families overcome mental and emotional disorders and problems that occur within a family

They hold family sessions and use questions and listening skills to help families understand their issues and develop solutions

Education and training

masters degree in psychology or other mental health fields on entry level

on the job training includes an internship and residency

required to be licensed with the state in which they practice in

characteristics and skills

compassion, interpersonal skills, listening skills, and organizational and speaking skills

entry level careers

jobs that can lead to the job of a family counselor: school counselor, working in an office for psychiatry, nursing

entreprenerial possibilities

family counselor scan open their own private practices as long as they are licensed by the state they hold their practice in