- Initiated by the US Office of Education “...there is an increasing recognition of the fact that counselor skills and competencies should be based on a foundation of theory and research in the social and behavioral sciences.”
1964 Major Study of Standards for Counselor Preparation
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision - The establishment of counselor preparation as a graduate-level study “...in addition to essential professional courses and experiences, two major cores be required in the counselor education curriculum; one major core is the filed of psychology and another is the social and behavioral sciences.”
COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION - In a 1964 report, 45 states and the District of Columbia has adopted requirements effective 1965
COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION in the Philippines "GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING ACT OF 2004" [ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9258 ] AN ACT PROFESSIONALIZING THE PRACTICE OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING AND CREATING FOR THIS PURPOSE A PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY BOARD OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION in the Philippines SEC. 13. Qualifications for Examination. In order to qualify for the examination, an applicant must, at the time of filing the application, be:
a citizen of the Republic of the Philippines or a foreigner whose country has reciprocity with the Philippines in the practice of Guidance and Counseling;
has not been convicted of an offense involving moral turpitude by a competent court; and
holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling or in other allied disciplines and a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from an institution in the Philippines or abroad recognized and accredited by the CHED.
COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION in the Philippines SEC. 15. Scope of Examination – The examination shall cover the following subject areas: Philosophical, Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Guidance; Counseling Theories, Tools and Techniques; Psychological Testing; Organization and Administration of Guidance Services; and Group Process and Program Development.
COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION in the Philippines SEC. 27. – Prohibition Against the Practice of Guidance and Counseling. – No person shall (a) engage in the practice of guidance and counseling without a valid Certificate of Registration and a valid Professional Identification Card or a special permit; (b) make representations to the public or to third persons as a licensed guidance counselor during the time that the license has been revoked or suspended, and, (c) allow anybody to use his/her license as guidance counselor to enable such unqualified individual to engage in the practice of guidance and counseling. No corporation, partnership, association or entity shall operate a guidance and counseling office or center, or otherwise engage in the practice of guidance and counseling without securing a permit from the Board, which shall be issued only after it has satisfied itself that such establishment is properly staffed by duly licensed guidance counselors. Any unethical practice of guidance and counseling as may be defined in a Code of Ethics and Code of Technical Standards to be prepared by the Board in consultation with guidance counselors, is prohibited.