On Friday, Dec. 8, NSU’s College of Psychology and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will host Careers in Psychology, Counseling, and Therapy. The event will take place from 12-2 p.m. in room 2057 of the Maltz building.
Designed to run like a question and answer session, prospective students will get a chance to hear from a diverse range of professionals within the field of psychology, therapy and counseling. The event will feature speakers, including NSU professors, who will discuss marriage and family therapy, clinical psychology, school psychology, counseling, clinical psychology and health, sleep and medicine.
Paula Boros, assistant director of graduate admissions for recruitment and admissions for the College of Psychology, Mailman Segal Center and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, will be the main host of the event.
“The main focus is going to really be about how you distinguish between a counselor versus a therapist, or the different licensing degrees that we offer here. This will better help students prepare and make sure they pick the degree that is suited for them,” said Boros.
Carlos Perez, adjunct professor and director of outreach staff at NSU, is planning the event, and will help Boros host the event. He says that the event will educate people interested in one of the highlighted fields and maybe help them discover which profession might be a perfect match.
“You get to talk to distinguished professionals, professors that have had years and years of experience… It’s really perfect for current undergraduates, or somebody who is transitioning from a different kind of work and they always wanted to or felt like they had the [aptitude] to go into this area,” said Perez.
The event will also further increase understanding of the different fields by highlighting the differences between psychology, counseling and therapy.
“One of the things that we will talk about in this event is kind of the differences between the different programs … Sometimes the language is interchangeable in the field and this can help clarify for them which direction they really want to go,” said Perez.
The event is open to anyone that has an interest in entering the field of psychology, counseling or therapy.
“It is open up to any prospective students or current students interested in maybe switching programs or anyone in the community or public. It is not limited to just a specific target population,” said Boros.
While this is a free event, anyone interested in this event must RSVP. The event will cap attendance at 100 people. Complimentary snacks will also be served.