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CSI/CACREP Joint Essay Contest

For the fifth year, CACREP and CSI are co-sponsoring the Leadership Essay Contest. This year participants are invited to respond to the following prompt:

Leadership through Mentorship:

  • In your observations of role models in professional counseling, what qualities have inspired you and contributed to leadership competence for yourself and other professional counselors?
  • Given your experiences, what role/expectation is there for counselors to become mentors, how do you see yourself meeting that expectation, and how can counselor education programs help develop mentors?

The two organizations have a long history of mutual support and cooperative relationships with a dual focus on enhancing the counseling profession through recognition of excellence in our field. CSI members can enter the contest in one of two categories: Entry-Level Students or Doctoral Students/Professional Counselors/Counselor Educators. The first place winner in each category will receive $500, a one-year CSI membership renewal, and publication of the essay in the CSI Exemplar, the CACREP Connection newsletter, and csi-net.org! Submit your essay by November 15th at 5:00 PM EST!

CACREP Announces Faculty RFP for Research on Current Issues

In recent years, CACREP has supported research that examines the various impacts of accreditation and related issues through initiating RFPs on current affairs within the counseling profession. CACREP believes empirical data is needed to support the belief that accreditation makes a significant difference in terms of quality and professional identity of counseling professionals, programs, and students. Furthermore, employers and policy makers interested in adopting education requirements related to CACREP-degrees, as well as counseling program faculty and administrators seeking financial support from their institutions to seek accreditation, often request such empirical data when developing a rationale.

CACREP is soliciting research proposals from counselor educators and researchers that examine the impact and/or utility of CACREP accreditation. Research proposals should be developed in alignment with the CACREP Research Agenda (dated 2018) and attempt to address research related to one or more areas of interest explicitly identified on the current agenda. Research proposals should employ empirically-based research methods for collecting and analyzing data from which conclusions and implications for practice can be made.

Applicant researchers can be funded up to $4,000. Full details on the faculty RFP can be found in the announcement. (Deadline to apply is November 16, 2018.)

ACTE Joins The Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations

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ACTE Joins The Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations

For immediate release – October 10, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations, a collaborative group of national organizations representing school counselors and college access professionals, is proud to welcome to its membership, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE.) Founded in 1926, ACTE is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers. ACTE’s mission is to provide educational leadership in developing a competitive workforce, and its broad membership of CTE professionals includes school counselors and guidance and career development professionals.

“Ensuring students are aware of and have access to a wide range of postsecondary options is imperative,” said ACTE Deputy Executive Director Steve DeWitt. “The council and its members are dedicated to helping every student obtain the information and resources necessary to fulfill his or her full potential, and ACTE is proud to join this dedicated group of organizations in achieving this mission.”

ACTE joins existing council members American Counseling Association (ACA); ACT; American School Counselor Association (ASCA); College Advising Corps (CAC); The College Board; Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP); National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC); National College Access Network (NCAN); and The Southern Regional Education Board’s Go Alliance (SREB).

Together, the council’s member organizations represent almost 20 million professionals, students and families and believe in the right of every student to have access to counseling and advisement for postsecondary (career and college) preparation, access and success. The council provides a comprehensive multi-organizational, multi-institutional asset map of competencies, knowledge/skillset requirements and resources on its website, schoolcounselingcollegeaccess.org. Additionally, the council identifies other concrete priorities including advocacy, research, and communication to policymakers and administrators on behalf of counseling and advising professionals.

About the Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations:
Ten national organizations representing school counselors and college access professionals comprise the Council of National School Counseling and College Access Organizations. The goal of the Council is to support every student in the United States with college and career preparation, access and success. schoolcounselingcollegeaccess.org