ERIC Number: ED399498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Credentialing Professional Counselors for the 21st Century.
Bloom, John W., Ed.
Couselor credentialing is a way to symbolize professionalism and high standards to the public. Its purpose is to identify counselors who are at least minimally qualified to provide counseling services. This special digest collection on credentialing counselors covers many aspects of legislation, methods, and special concerns about credentialing. Chapters are: (1) Credentialing Professional Counselors for the 21st Century; (2) Counselor Licensure Laws: The Role of the American Counseling Association; (3) The CLEAR* Road Ahead (*Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation); (4) Will Other State Boards Accept My Counseling Credential?: Reciprocity Revisited; (5) Proposed Competencies for Counseling Native Americans; (6) Assessment Practices in Counselor Credentialing; (7) Master Addiction Counselor Certification; (8) Protecting the Public: Credentialing's Primary Purpose; (9) Counselor Credentialing and the Delivery of Disaster Mental Health Services; (10) Who Credentials the Counselor's Credential?; (11) Counselor Credentialing Boards: A Call for Diversification; (12) Counselor Ethics Systems: The Need, Benefits, and Costs; (13) Teaching Experience for School Counselors Revisited: An Alternative Certification Mode, Part I; (14) Teaching Experience for School Counselors Revisited: An Alternative Certification Model, Part II; (15) Supervision Issues in Counselor Credentialing; (16) Demographics of the General and Specialty Practice of Professional Counseling; and (17) State Counseling Boards Directory. Contains an ERIC database search, relevant websites, and information about ERIC and the ERIC Counseling and Student Services Clearinghouse. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Certification, Counselor Certification, Counselor Educators, Counselor Evaluation, Counselor Selection, Counselor Training, Credentials, Federal Legislation, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Professional Development, State Legislation, State Licensing Boards
ERIC/Cass Publications, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27412-5001, 1-800-414-9769.
Publication Type: Books; ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.; National Board of Certified Counselors, Greensboro, NC.
Note: With a special introduction by Thomas Clawson.