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CED 678 A Keith Mobley
Credentialing and the “Professionalization of Counseling”
A means of accountability Non-governmental, voluntary
The process of becoming qualified Aspirational, voluntary
A credential authorized by a state that regulates the title and practice of an occupation A means to protect the public from incompetence
SACES. Accreditation (CHEA) ► Over 200 institutions. ► Voluntary and non-governmental self-regulating. and ASCA as “Accrediting Board for Counselor Preparation” ► Incorporated in 1981 ► Member of Assoc. vouch that standards are met/maintained. for Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) ► Recognized by COPA (1987). peer-reviewed CACREP ► “Council on the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs” ► Began in 1960s from ACES. which is now Council for Higher Ed.Accreditation ► To accredit: grant approval. provide with credentials. about 500 programs 2 .
certification Scope through June 2009 ► Masters degrees: Career Counseling College Counseling Community Counseling Gerontological Counseling Marital. licensing.Vision and Mission ► Encouraging and promoting continuing development and improvement of prep. programs ► Preparing counseling and related professionals to provide services consistent with the ideal of optimal human development ► Collaboration with other groups that focus on accreditation. and Family Counseling Mental Health Counseling School Counseling Student Affairs ► Doctoral degrees: Counselor Education and Supervision 3 . Couple.
Scope as of July 2009 ► Masters degrees: Addiction Counseling Career Counseling Gerontological Counseling extinct Marital. Couple. and Family Counseling Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling merging into Clinical MH Counseling School Counseling Student Affairs and College Counseling merging into Student Affairs and College Counseling ► Doctoral degrees: Counselor Education and Supervision Core Curriculum ► Professional Identity (Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice in 2009) ► Social and Cultural Diversity ► Human Growth and Development ► Career Development ► Helping Relationships ► Group Work ► Assessment ► Research and Program Evaluation 4 .
Programs ► 48 semester hours (60 for MCF or MH) In 2009 60 hours MCF and 54 for CMH ► Track-specific courses ► Alignment with ACA’s mission. Borders) for more about the program requirements Clinical Instruction ► Faculty has doctoral degrees and/or appropriate clinical preparation ► Counseling Laboratory with Clinic Director ► Faculty student ratio of 1:5 (1:10 for group) ► Site supervisor must have master’s degree and at least 2 years experience ► 100 hours of practicum. Ethical Codes ► See CACREP Standards (or listen to Dr. 600 hours of internship (240 direct hours) ► Formal evaluations of both students and supervisors 5 .
with classroom clinical instruction ► Adequate clerical assistance Organization and Administration ► Orientation ► Student handbook ► Academic Appeal Policy ► Student Retention Policy ► Written Endorsement Policy ► Assigned advisors 6 . earned doctorates By 2013.Faculty and Staff ► At least 3 faculty appointments ► Relevant preparation. faculty must have earned doctoral degrees in Counselor Education and Supervision OR been employed as faculty at least 1 academic year ► Program and Clinical Coordinators ► At least 50% to academic unit.
.or prerequisite for other NBCC Certifications 7 . CANADA now has CACEP. Education increased consistency of distance education programs.g. Certification ► National Board of Certified Counselors Independent non-profit credentialing body established in 1982 Promotes quality counseling through voluntary certification However.Current Issues ► Standards Revision – 2009 (3rd edition at present) practicum supervision ratios changed from 5:1 to 6:1 faculty student ratio changed to 12:1 Strengthening of identity of faculty Addition of a concentration in Addiction Counseling Merging of “Community” and “Mental Health” ( 54 hours) ► Globalization ► Distance of Counseling e. CACREP-I. many states require the same exam for licensure: National Counselors Exam (NCE) (41 states) ► National Certified Counselor (NCC) Co.
NBCC Specialty Certifications ► National Certified School Counselor Clinical Mental Health Counselor NCSC ► Certified CCMHC ► Master Addiction Counselor Certified Career Counselor Certified Gerontological Counselor MAC ► National NCCC ► National NCGS GSA-NCE ► Graduate Student Administration of the NCE Only for students in the last year or beyond in a grad school program No transcripts required for CACREP programs 3 years to fulfill 3.000 practice hours/100 hours supervision 8 .
org 9 . health care facilities Ministers/clergy How to Become a Licensed Professional Counselor in NC www. federal agencies Hospitals.Licensure ► State credential of minimum competence ► Designed to protect the public through title and practice protection ► Required primarily in private practice ► Many exemptions to licensure: A different license School or university setting Student intern under supervision State.lpcanc.
779. Chapter 53 Application.ncblpc. NC 27529 Phone: 919.History ► LPC Act 1993. Chapter 90. Forms. Title 21.0820 Fax: 919.661. General Statutes of the State of North Carolina and Administrative Code. Instructions www.5642 ► 10 .org North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors PO Box 1369 Garner. Implemented in 1994 Regulates the activities of persons who render counseling services to the public Empowers governor-appointed board to determine: ►Examination ►Issuing/renewing licenses ►Adopting ethical standards ►Establishing standards for entry and continuing education ►Conducting investigations and hearings Resources ► Know the code! Article 24.
000 hours of “supervised professional practice” 100 hours supervision Passing score on the National Counselors Exam Submit a Professional Disclosure Statement ► ► ► Masters Degree ► Required coursework: ► Suggestions: Counseling Theories and Techniques Practicum and Internship Professional Orientation and Identity Human Growth and Development Social and Cultural Foundations Group dynamics.Overview of Requirements ► Masters degree in Counseling which includes 48 hours (grad. and counseling Career and Vocational Development Appraisal of individuals Diagnosis and treatment planning Complete application as you go through school Send transcripts to NCBLPC upon graduation 11 . including: 2. process. degree in a related field) At least 2 years post-masters experience.
Examination ► National Counselors Examination (NBCC) ► National Clinical Mental Health Counselors Examination (NBCC) ► Certified Rehabilitation Counselors Exam Masters Experience 2.000 Hours of supervised practice At least 2 years “masters and post-masters counseling and counseling-related experience” ► No more than 750 from masters program ► Supervision Supervisor is a LPC with at least a masters degree and a minimum of 5 years post licensure counseling experience (except supervision by a Counselor Educator.. which may be a paid doctoral student under supervision) 100 Hours ► At least 75 hours individual ► No more than 25 hours group. video or audio tapes. 12 . ask them to attach a letter to the supervision verification form. The letter should state ► that the supervisor was a counselor education student paid by the university and under supervision. 1:10 Based on live obs. or verbatim transcripts 1 hour of supervision per 40 service hours ► ► Suggestion: Have Internship supervisors complete form(s) at final evaluation of each internship Keep a copy for yourself If University supervisor was a doctoral student.
including the full name and address of the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. 13 . registrations). Signature and date spaces for both the client and the licensee. Names and numbers of all relevant credentials (licenses. year. including responsibilities and exceptions procedure for registering complaints. discipline. Supervision of either counseling or supervision you provide to master students was provided by an appropriately credentialed faculty member (PhD. Description of services offered (theoretical orientation.Doctoral Experience ► ► Internships and supervised supervision at the doctoral level is considered post-masters experience Supporting documentation must be included to verify that: you were enrolled in a doctoral program. Number of years of Counseling experience. Description of clientele. etc.) ► Any supervision hours provided to masters students that are not supervised or paid for by the university will not apply for your license (or masters students’ license) Professional Disclosure Statement ► Name of licensee ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► ► The licensee’s highest relevant degree. Methods of payment accepted the use of diagnosis becomes part of the clients’ records. explanation of confidentiality. LPC. A statement indicating that the licensee is pursuing licensure as a Professional Counselor in North Carolina. Length of sessions and specific fee charged for that session. certificates. and institution. techniques).
Dec) weeks ► Provide you remaining requirements ► “Board eligible LPC” ► 2 year minimum from date of application Application Checklist Application Request scores be sent to NBCLPC Distribute and collect “Prof.Board Procedures ► Quarterly ► 12 meetings (March. Reference and Verification of Supervision” forms (at least 3) Signed application with photo and notarized Official Transcripts (online from UNCGenie) Include PDS “Verification of Arrangements for Clinical Supervision” 14 . June. Aug.