think about what you and your colleagues bring to this journey in terms of time management skills, abilities, and knowledge that can help you all succeed.

Many students begin their graduate programs without considering how they will incorporate their studies into their current responsibilities and schedules. Online learning offers flexibility, but this is within the framework of a program that is built around weekly assignments and due dates.

In this week’s Discussion, you will begin to think about what you and your colleagues bring to this journey in terms of time management skills, abilities, and knowledge that can help you all succeed.

To prepare for this Discussion:

Reflect on your current schedule. During an average week, what days and specific hours will you be able to set aside for your academic studies?

Consider what you need to do to create the time required to pursue your graduate degree. What factors could interfere with your time management plan? What strategies do you need to put into place to assure success?

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Assignment 1: Question: Supervision

By the due date assigned, respond to the discussion prompts below.

Travon is the lead counselor in a small clinic. Elliot has worked there for a few years and reports to Travon. Travon completes Elliot’s yearly evaluation and oversees his work. Although Travon is the supervisor, Elliot is actually three years older. They both enjoy watching hockey and often meet for drinks after work to watch the games. Although the other three counselors get together with Travon and Elliot for lunch sometimes, they are not invited to hang out with them after work:

  • Describe the responsibilities of a counseling supervisor.
  • Explain the possible ethical dilemmas.
  • Explain how the social situation with Travon and Elliot could impact the work environment.
  • Develop a policy that you would implement to minimize ethical concerns related to social activities between colleagues while supporting collegial relationships.

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