Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Hadashi no Gen, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Hadashi no Gen

    Hadashi no Gen New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I joined a while ago but have not had an opportunity to post until now. I completed my undergrad degree online while living abroad in Japan, and now live in snowy, beautiful VT.

    I hope to have/contribute to many great conversations on this board.


  2. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    Was it at a US school?
  3. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome aboard!

    Since you have already completed a DL degree, your insight will be invaluable. Also, if you have another degree that you would like to work on in the future, let us know and I can promise that at least one of our members can steer you in the right direction.

    Happy posting!
  4. Hadashi no Gen

    Hadashi no Gen New Member

    Hey there. My degree was through Bellevue University in Nebraska. I had separated from the military and was teaching ESL abroad without a BS, and Bellevue was the only school (at that time. much has changed since then.) that would transfer all of my previous AAS. I don't have a lot to say about the course I took, other than I think that I worked way too hard compared to what I saw from my classmates. I ended up with a 4.0 GPA... but looking back on my work now as a graduate student... I'm not too proud of that 4.0. I learned a lot though... and that's what was important.

    Anyway... I don't want to turn this into a Bellevue thread.

    Maniac, I do want to do another degree in the future... and am considering a PhD in Family Therapy once I finish my current degree. There are a few distance MFT PhDs, but none are COAMFTE-accredited. I'll be on the lookout, though!
  5. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    That's something I've been thinking about doing here in Texas.
  6. JayCoisters

    JayCoisters New Member

    I was looking into a MFT title. Parents are both in counseling so, it runs in the family. I am not sure which university is right for me, I have been pursuing a journalism degree, but I am not really passionate about it, so I was hoping to make the switch to a field where I can help people. I need to find a university that will accept all of my unfinished AA credits. One of the counselors here suggested that I can work consultant job with a BA in psychology as an outside "counselor" prior to having earned my MFT, is this true?
  7. Pizzlers2

    Pizzlers2 New Member

    Hi all! Also new as well and thinking about going to Bellevue as well, small world! But won't talk about more in here, just wanted to say hi and excited to starting talking to others in the forums :)
  8. Hadashi no Gen

    Hadashi no Gen New Member

    Hey Jay, Bellevue transferred all of my AAS credits (61), which meant that I only needed 66 more credits to graduate. My major was made up of a 12-month 30 credit block (one class per 5 weeks), there was a 9 credit ethics-type course ("American Values") which took another 3 months, and the rest of my credits were electives that I was able to finish with CLEP & DSST tests.

    A BA in psych will not allow you to use the title "counselor" professionally, but it would allow you to work in a variety of settings where you could perform low-level counseling duties, such as working for Boys & Girls Town or as a Mental Health Worker/Tech on inpatient or residential psych units. Currently there are no online schools which offer COAMFTE-accredited Masters degrees in MFT... and this is something that many states require for licensure as a Family Therapist. You may want to research this pretty well to find out which path is best for you.

    I don't need to turn this into a Bellevue thread, but I would love to share my thoughts with you here if you are interested :)

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