News & Events
Announcement Regarding NBCC Option to Reopen Applications
Effective March 31, 2014, former applicants will no longer have the option to reopen National Certified Counselor (NCC) applications that have closed. Upon closure of an application, all contents of the application, including examination scores, will be inaccessible to the applicant. Individuals who wish to reopen and complete a closed application may do so until March 31, 2014, by contacting the Certification Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. After March 31, 2014, applicants must reapply under current application requirements and retake the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE).
Announcement Regarding NBCC Credential Prereviews of Coursework
Effective January 1, 2014, NBCC will no longer offer prereviews of coursework for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential or the specialty credentials. NBCC currently provides this service for individuals who want to determine if they meet the educational requirements for the voluntary NCC credential prior to applying. Applicants for the NCC credential have two years in which to fulfill any missing coursework content areas.
Part of NBCC’s mission is to enhance the professional identity of National Certified Counselors (NCCs). NBCC accomplishes this goal in several ways, including evaluating and modifying degree requirements for the NCC credential. This ensures that certificants have a degree relevant to the current state of the counseling profession. The NBCC Board of Directors recently approved several application requirement changes.
The Counselling Association of Nigeria Annual Conference August 27-31, 2012
The Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON) is holding its annual conference at the end of August in Oduduwa Hall at Obufemi Awolowo University, lle-lfe, Osun State, Nigeria. The theme of the conference is the Imperatives of Professional Counseling frameworks for addressing sustainable global security concerns.
A two-week institute for counselor educators and practitioners will be held in Bhutan October 24-November 12, 2012. The purpose of the institute is to introduce counselors to Bhutan as well as provide an opportunity for brief counseling and teaching.
NBCC is pleased to announce the 13th Edition (2011) of Counselor Preparation: Programs, Faculty, Trends
, by Wendi K. Schweiger, Donna A. Henderson, Kristi McCaskill, Thomas W. Clawson and Daniel R. Collins. Co-published with Routledge, this latest edition includes information about counselor education trends in the U.S., and individual counseling program listings from universities inside and outside of the U.S. Copies are available through Routledge at www.routledge.com
NBCC is pleased to announce that NBCC International (NBCC-I) is accepting applications for a grant worth up to $8,000 for the research evaluation of the Mental Health Facilitator (MHF) program. The grant includes a $3,000 stipend from the NBCC Foundation provided in support of the MHF evaluation, plus additional funding from NBCC-I for research-related travel. NCCs with doctoral degrees and research experience are invited to submit an application.
The University Sains Malaysia, a collaborating partner of NBCC-I and home of NBCC Malaysia, is currently seeking a Visiting Professor in the field of Community Engagement.