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Taking counseling’s cause to Capitol Hill

By Bethany Bray July 30, 2015

More than 100 professional counselors visited Capitol Hill on July 23 as part of the American Counseling Association’s Institute for Leadership Training (ILT) to advocate for the profession on a range of issues, from federal funding for school counselors to hiring more counselors at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Counselors from more than 30…continue reading

State licensing boards asked to adopt uniform scope of practice, licensure title

By Bethany Bray July 20, 2015

This summer, state licensing boards across the United States are being asked to accept both a uniform scope of practice and a common licensure title for professional counselors as part of an effort to improve license portability for counselors. Letters, cowritten and signed by the leadership of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American…continue reading

Preparing counselors for America’s multiracial population boom

By Bethany Bray July 15, 2015

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the nation’s multiracial population will triple by 2060. That prognostication only heightens the long-standing need for counselors to better understand this population, say Kelley and Mark Kenney. The husband-and-wife counselor educators spearheaded development of the Competencies for Counseling the Multiracial Population, which were endorsed by the American Counseling Association…continue reading

Behind the book: Critical Incidents in Integrating Spirituality into Counseling

By Bethany Bray July 10, 2015

Professional counselors must consider the entirety of the human experience with clients, an experience that includes spirituality. Leaving spirituality out of the counseling process does a disservice to the client, say Tracey Robert and Virginia Kelly, licensed professional counselors (LPCs) and co-editors of Critical Incidents in Integrating Spirituality into Counseling. A separate concept from religion,…continue reading

Nonprofit News: Is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit right for you?

By “Doc Warren” Corson III July 7, 2015

A new program or group practice should be incorporated to help protect against personal liability issues. It also helps to separate personal funds, property and related items from that of the new entity. When determining the type of incorporation, it is recommended that counselors consult a tax specialist and an attorney who specializes in business…continue reading