Career of the Week- Child Abuse Counselor
A career in child abuse counseling means working with children in a variety of clinical or private settings using a number of interventions, interventions that will likely center on some form of the most common type of therapy used for abuse victims - play therapy.
Careers in child abuse counseling require a strong background in psychology as well as experience in working with victims of abuse. This career changes the lives of children and families, requiring a high level of maturity, empathy, acceptance, and patience. Those who work in this field say it's one of the most challenging careers, but also one of the most meaningful and satisfying for a person who truly wants to make a difference.
If you want to impact the lives of children and youth, get started on a career in child abuse counseling. A master's or PhD in psychology, counseling or social work is required. This career is quite a choice for students who are interested in working with children and also major in Early Childhood Education or Family Social Science.