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Certification of Career Counsellors in USA


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Presentations from International Conference "Motivation for development", Sofia, 10-12 Oct. 2012, organised by Euroguidance and Europass Bulgarian and Foundation Business for education. / Презентации от Международната конференция "Мотивация за развитие", София, 10-12 Окт. 2012, организирана от Еврогайдънс и Европас България, и Фондация на бизнеса за образование.

Shawn O'Brien speaks about Certification Trends in the Career Conselling field in USA. The video from his appearance is available through our Youtube channel:

Шон О'Брайън говори за Основните тенденции в сертифицирането на кариерните консултанти в САЩ и защо сертифицирането е важно като цяло в тази нова професия. Видеото с неговото представяне е достъпно чрез нашия Youtube канал:

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Certification of Career Counsellors in USA

  1. 1. School CounselorCertification Trends Shawn W. O’Brien
  2. 2. Preview Slide NBCCAccreditation of School Counselor ProgramsSchool Counseling National ModelCertification of professional counselingState Credentialing of School CounselorsNational Certified School CounselorSnapshot of a School CounselorGlobal Career Development Facilitator
  3. 3. NBCC Slide Program Accreditation StandardsCouncil for Accreditation of Counseling and Related EducationalPrograms (CACREP) The Institution Academic Unit Faculty and Staff Evaluation Core Competencies plus
  4. 4. NBCC Slide Framework for School Counseling ProgramsAmerican School Counseling Association (ASCA) Foundation Management Delivery Accountability
  5. 5. NBCC Slide Credentialing, Certification and LicensureCredentialing: A method of identifying individuals by occupation(Sweeney, 1995; p. 118)Certification: A method of identifying individuals by occupationother than by state law (Sweeney, 1995)License: A document granted by a government agency indicating aperson has met the requirements set for in a licensure law. Alicense law stipulates who can call themselves counselors andwhat functions they can perform (Clawson, Henderson,Schweiger, & Collins, 2004)
  6. 6. NBCC Slide CertificationProvides quality assurance by establishing what competencies arenecessary to attain a specific titleShould:• Be developed by local scholars and practitioners• Describe current practice• Be based on education and practice• Be related to standards of practice• Require passage of a qualifying exam• Include self-regulation mechanisms
  7. 7. NBCC Slide Benefits of CredentialingAre developed and managed by the professionPromotes identification of knowledgeable individualsMay be designed to incorporate other professionalizationcomponentsAllows for the creation of specialty credentials
  8. 8. NBCC Slide Challenges of CredentialingLimits accessRequires educational infrastructureRequires maintenanceRequires moneyDepends on the credibility of professional organizations
  9. 9. NBCC Slide Regulation of School CounselorsEducationExperienceExaminationBackground check
  10. 10. NBCC Slide National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Founded in 1982 as a not-for-profit counseling organization • Board of Directors: six counselors & one public member • Key staff are counselors: president, associate vice presidents, ethics officer, certification manager, and others Established to identify counselors who have met predetermined profession-defined standards Currently certifies more than 51,000 counselors• Over 10,000 counselors who practice in schools• Over 2,500 who have achieved specialty certification, NCSC
  11. 11. NBCC Slide National Certified School Counselors (NCSC)Created in 1991Specialty certification recognizing individuals who voluntarilycomplete national standards of counseling in schoolsRequirements include• Completion of requirements for NCC• Graduate coursework in the fundamentals of school counseling• Field experience in a school setting• Three years of post-master’s supervised school counseling experience• Submission of a professional practice statement• Passing score on the National Certified School Counselor Examination (NCSCE).
  12. 12. NBCC Slide National Certified School Counselors (NCSC)School Counseling Program DeliveryAssessment and Career DevelopmentProgram Administration and Professional DevelopmentCounseling Process, Concepts, and ApplicationsFamily-School Involvements
  13. 13. Research SlideNBCC on Counselors Practicing in US Schools
  14. 14. Settings of Counseling Practice in US SchoolsNBCC Slide
  15. 15. NBCC Slide Clinical Issues in the School1. Behavioral problems 17. Human sexuality2. Emotional abuse 18. Sexual orientation (Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual)3. Gender issues 19. Grief and loss4. HIV/AIDS 20. Career/Employment/Retirement5. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) 21. Aging/Life span issues6. Pregnancy issues 22. Wellness issues7. Dual diagnosis 23. Parenting8. Physical disabilities 24. Chronic medical issues9. Involvement in the criminal justice system 25. Death and terminal illness issues10. Codependency 26. Acute medical issues11. Violent behaviors 27. Stress related issues12. Suicidal issues 28. Academic issues13. Homicidal issues 29. Posttraumatic stress14. Divorce 30. Disaster reaction issues15. Remarriage 31. Pet loss16. Blended families 32. interpersonal relationships 33. Terminating interpersonal relationships
  16. 16. NBCC Slide Highest to Lowest Ranked Issues• Behavioral problems • Establishing/Maintaining interpersonal• Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) relationships• HIV/AIDS • Stress related issues• Grief and loss • Learning disorders• Parenting • Suicidal issues• Pregnancy issues • Wellness issues• Academic issues • Disaster reaction issues• Emotional abuse • Sexual orientation (Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual)• Career/Employment/Retirement issues • Violent behaviors• Human sexuality • Posttraumatic stress• Gender issues • Homicidal issues• Motor skills disorders • Terminating interpersonal relationships• Physical disabilities • Chronic medical issues• Communication disorders • Attention-deficit and disruptive behavior• Cocaine-related disorders disorders• Problems related to abuse or neglect • Death and terminal illness issues
  17. 17. Years of Experience of Counseling Practice in USNBCC Slide
  18. 18. Education of NCCs in the USNBCC Slide
  19. 19. NBCC Slide Career Development in the SchoolsGlobal Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)Youth EmploymentSouth CarolinaBulgaria
  20. 20. Contact Information The National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates 3 Terrace Way Greensboro, NC 27403 USA Web site: E-mail: Phone: 001.336.547.0607 Fax: 001.336.547.0017