ERIC Number: ED250595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Counselor Licensure Action Packet. Revised Edition.
McFadden, John, Ed.; Brooks, David K., Jr., Ed.
This booklet on counselor licensure is intended for professional counselors who may be interested in working toward the passage of counselor licensure legislation. Following a brief introduction to the topic of counselor licensure, a list of resource persons is given. A history of licensure and related credentialing activities is provided, followed by legislative guidelines for the passage of counselor licensure laws. Tips for working with legislators, and a series of articles on power, love, money, and politics are included. A discussion of legislative testimony and an example of the legislative process are presented. Suggested legislative language for counselor licensure laws and an example for a professional disclosure statement are given along with selected references. The appendices present licensure laws from Texas, Florida, Idaho, and North Carolina, as well as a position paper on licensure in the helping professions adapted by the board of directors of the American Association for Counseling and Development. (BL)
Descriptors: Counselors, Guidelines, Lobbying, Policy Formation, Political Issues, Resources, State Legislation
American Association for Counseling and Development, Publication Sales, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandra, VA 22304 (order number 72129 $7.50 members; $10.00 non-members).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.