112016Jul

Accreditation and Counselor Licensure

Recently, the American Counseling Association (ACA) has issued more guidelines about their policies regarding the accreditation of counselor training programs. The accrediting body, Council for the Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is the organ along with its rehabilitation arm, Council on Rehabilitation Education, for professional counselor training program accreditation. ACA indicates that…

192016Apr

CEUs through ACA

In a previous blog statement, I stressed the importance of licensed and certified counselors in making sure they accrue the necessary continuing education hours (credits) for continued licensure or certification. There are many ways for accruing these required CE hours through the American Counseling Association whether you are a member or not. Another avenue opened…

242015Oct

Live Workshops for Counselor Exam Prep

For many counselors preparing for the National Counselor Exam, the CPCE, or similar exams, participating in a “live” exam preparation session is most desirable. I conducted 245 of these one-day prep sessions around the country. After 20 years of helping counselors with this preparation, I stopped doing my workshops in December of 2012. However, I…

232015Jun

Federal Government Job Opportunities for Counselors

Once you get through the credentialing process and receive your state license as a professional counselor, you will have a number of occupational possibilities open up. One of them is with the federal government. A valuable job site listing more and more counseling jobs with a variety of US government agencies is www.usajobs.gov. This is…

72014Jun

ACA Discussion Forum for Counselors

The American Counseling Association (ACA) sponsors a forum of general as well as specific individual counselor issues. It is posted every day and may include from five to 25 counselor statements, comments and questions. This is a discussion forum where you can post comments to those listed or ask a new question or make a…