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ERIC Number: EJ1179278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2164-3989
Professional Counselor Licensure Portability: An Examination of State License Applications
Olson, Seth; Brown-Rice, Kathleen; Gerodias, Andrew
Professional Counselor, v8 n1 p88-103 2018
Although professional counseling licensure portability has been a topic of interest for many years, limited empirical research has been conducted to examine state requirements to become a licensed professional counselor. To bridge this gap, state counseling license applications, including the District of Columbia, were investigated using descriptive statistics to determine similarities and differences. Results of this study determined that many states require coursework beyond Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards, and there are numerous other factors beyond educational prerequisites that licensing boards consider when endorsing an applicant as a licensed professional counselor. Developing a central location to review applications is one recommendation discussed to address many of the individual states' concerns and requirements, organize uniform agreements on comportment behaviors, and improve client and professional counselor protection.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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