Hello and Happy New Year! We are pleased to inform you that the most recent issue of the Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology now has been published and can be found on the Journal’s new website:
The articles in this issue are:
“There Are Many Social Evils and Only We Can Cure It”: A Thematic Content Analysis of Privileged Indian Youth’s Perspective on Social Issues
Sriya Bhattacharyya, Jasleen Kaur, Gabriel Corpus, M. Brinton Lykes, Martin Heesacker
Social Distance from Mental Illness Among Counseling, Social Work, and Psychology Students and Helping Professionals
Douglas R. Tillman, David D. Hof, Aiste Pranckeviciene, Auksė Endriulaitienė, Rasa Markšaitytė, Kristina Žardeckaitė-Matulaitienė
Seeing “RED” to Serve Students: An Example of Advocacy for Counseling Services for Refugee and Immigrant Adolescents
Lisa Hoffman, Shifa Podikunju-Hussain, Melissa Fry
Remembrance and Gratitude to Tod “Thea” Theodore Sloan
Rebecca L. Toporek
The latter article is a tribute to the Co-Founding Editor of this Journal, Tod Sloan, whose recent sudden death shocked and saddened all that knew and admired him. Tod’s vision and inspiration to promote social justice advocacy, activism, and scholarship helped shaped this Journal and will continue to be embraced in this publication in the years to come.
If you would like to submit a manuscript for possible publication in this open access, free Journal, please visit https://openjournals.bsu.edu/jsacp
Lawrence H. Gerstein, Ph.D. & Pamela Valera, Ph.D.
Co-Editors, Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology
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In response to the U.S. Department of Education notice: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee: Public Hearings, CSJ, ALGBTIC, and AMCD make the following statement and call to action:
Letter of Opposition of CSJ to the Petition for Endorsement of the National Licensure Endorsement Process
Read CSJ's official letter of opposition to the petition requesting endorsement of the National Counselor Licensure for Endorsement Process (NCLEP).
October 18, 2018
Jaime Hoyle, Executive Director
Virginia Boards of Counseling, Psychology, and Social Work
9360 Maryland Drive
Richmond, VA 23233
Subject: Opposition of the Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ) to the petition for endorsement of the
National Counselor Licensure Endorsement Process
Dear Mr. Hoyle:
As a division of counselors committed to social justice, we stand in solidarity with the American Counseling Association in opposing the petition to the Virginia Board of Counseling requesting endorsement of the National Counselor Licensure for Endorsement Process (NCLEP).
NCLEP creates unnecessary restrictions on counselors’ ability to relocate and practice in another state. CSJ upholds the social justice principles of fairness, equity, and inclusion. NCLEP is exclusionary and will deny the public access to care from thousands of qualified counselors who do meet the NCLEP standards.
Therefore, we endorse the more inclusive licensure portability model provided by ACA. The ACA licensure portability model states:
“A counselor who is licensed at the independent practice level in their home state and who has no disciplinary record shall be eligible for licensure at the independent practice level in any state or U.S. jurisdiction in which they are seeking residence. The state to which the licensed counselor is moving may require a jurisprudence examination based on the rules and procedures of that state.”
—Approved by the ACA Governing Council, June 2016
We request that you oppose NCLEP in favor of more inclusive licensure portability regulations that ACA’s model affords.
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