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Monetize Your Professional Development With These 3 Steps

Professional development should be planned and not jumped into because it sounds interesting. What I have noted over the years among many mental health professionals is that their investment in professional development is plentiful yet so disconnected. Disconnected in the sense that their professional development has not advanced their career. The purpose of professional development is […]

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2016: Elevate Your Career; Elevate Your Life

In my last post, I wrote about the need to have a strategic plan in place.  A Strategic plan details the vision of your business/practice – it is about direction and growth. In this New Year, make a commitment to create and activate your strategic plan so that your energy is focused on realizing your […]

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Private Practice:  Plan Your Work – Work Your Plan

As a clinical counsellor or therapist in private practice, be mindful of your vision at all times.  The Vision-to-Action mindset means that you have a strategic plan for your career success.  The focus is first on the end in mind & then on the sequence of steps outlined towards your visual end. Remember there is […]

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4 Tips to Build Your Private Practice Confidence

In private practice, counsellors and therapists need to differentiate themselves as practitioners and identify their target niche and other viable revenue streams. However, a key tenet that applies to all private practice practitioners is the need to embrace a positive attitude toward business.  It is critical for all mental health professionals in private practice to […]

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Commit to the 212* Metaphor

Employee Assistance programs, EAP

Did you know that at 211 degrees water is hot? Increase the hot water by one more degree to 212 degrees and the water becomes boiling.  Once the water is boiling, steam is the result.  A train is powered by STEAM. Think about that, one extra degree of temperature is the difference between something that […]

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 The Gratitude Afterglow – Keep it Going!

Canada’s Thanksgiving holiday has come to an end, pay its message forward. In other words, make a point of owning your practice of gratitude.  Gratitude was there over the Thanksgiving weekend as you celebrated with family and friends. Keep its glow alive. The practice of gratitude is being thankful for what you have rather than […]

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Claire Sutton Concordia University Montreal, Quebec - Alumni

Concordia University Montreal, Quebec - Alumni

RCC BC Association of Clinical Counsellors memebr Claire Sutton

A designation of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

Claire Sutton EAPA International Member

EAPA International Member

Claire Sutton University of British Columbia - Alumni

University of British Columbia - Alumni

Canadian Employee Assistance Program Association

Canadian Employee Assistance Program Association