• Think about your motivations for becoming a clinical mental health counselor. Why did you choose this profession? What do you hope to gain or what impact do you hope to have by becoming a clinical mental health counselor?
• Review the media in the Learning Resources. Choose three faculty to focus on for this Discussion. After viewing the media, ask yourself the following questions: What do you now know about being a clinical mental health counselor that you did not know before? Were you introduced to a new area of clinical mental health counseling that sparked an interest? If you have an interest in a particular population or issue, did the media cause you to change your thoughts?

• Consider the advice from faculty in the media. What strategies for and insights about faculty success in the profession resonated most strongly with you?