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NCC will require graduation from a CACREP accredited program beginning in 2022

November 20, 2014

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) has announced that after January 1, 2022, individuals applying for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential must hold their degree from a counselor education program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). NBCC is an independent credentialing organization based in Greensboro, North Carolina,…continue reading

The Hope Chest: Finding calm within the storm

By Kim Johancen-Walt November 13, 2014

We have all taken seminars, classes and workshops focused on the importance of self-care. These forums generally highlight the importance of taking care of ourselves outside of work. We talk about the importance of finding balance, taking spin classes, kickboxing or engaging in hobbies such as drumming or knitting. But despite our best efforts to…continue reading

Behind the Book: DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors

By Bethany Bray November 10, 2014

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), often referred to as the “psychiatric bible,” occupies a mandatory spot on the bookshelves of many counselors. The American Psychiatric Association released this most recent version of the DSM in May 2013, after more than 12 years of planning, research and review.…continue reading

Progress on the path to somewhere over the rainbow

By Mark Pope November 5, 2014

The Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) held the first national conference in the history of the organization on Sept. 19-21. And what a conference it was! New Orleans was such a fitting place to hold this first conference because the city was where the founders of this American Counseling…continue reading