Monica is a graduate student in the human services profession. She has a moderate interest in working in the substance abuse field, but she is unaware of what the credentialing process is in her state. As a result, she does not know if it will benefit her professionally to seek the credential after graduation, as well as if she should take classes on it during her training.

1. Where would you suggest she begin to learn about the field to help her determine if she wants to work in it?

2. What avenues outside of the university might she pursue for information about credentials available? 3. What suggestions for self-care would you suggest she practice on her journey?