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Title: Strengthening Counseling Professional Identity in South Carolina


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Strengthening Counseling Professional Identity
in South Carolina
  • Who We Are -
  • Where We Want to Be -
  • Strategies to Get There!

C3 College and Career Readiness Workshops, Fall
2013 South Carolina Counseling Association (SCCA)
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Counseling Professional Identity in South
CarolinaWho We Are
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A Present and Shared Focus
  • The Person of Counselor
  • Requires graduate education
  • Adherence to ethical standards
  • Licensure or certification
  • Organizational membership and involvement
  • The Practice of Counseling
  • Holistic
  • Focus on healthy functioning individuals who are
    experiencing life challenges
  • Empirically driven and based on sound theoretical
    foundations
  • Involves the facilitation of change
    behaviorally, emotionally, cognitively

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Counseling Professional Identity in South
CarolinaWhere We Want to Be
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Counseling is a professional relationship that
empowers diverse individuals, families, and
groups to accomplish mental
health, wellness, education, and
career goals. American Counseling Association
(2010) 20/20 A Vision for the Future of
Counseling Consensus Definition of Counseling
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Moving in Shared Professional Focus to
  • A Unified Professional Identity
  • Selecting strands not functioning as separate
    professions
  • Strengthening educational and credentialed depth
  • Aspiring to visions of service empowerment for
    all whom we serve as professionals
  • Progressing in leadership and advocacy
  • Promoting ownership of identity as Counselor

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A Young Field Pressing Issues on the Horizon
  • Recognized and valued through professional
    identity
  • Public
  • Profession
  • Political Structure
  • Educated, adept, and productive by integrating
    research and counseling practice to form
    a more exact science
  • Authenticated as professionals
  • Roles
  • Reimbursement as providers

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Counseling Professional Identity in South
CarolinaStrategies to Get There!
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Counseling Association Membership
  • Benefits of Membership
  • Advocate for the Counseling Cares of Tomorrow
  • Expand Professional Development
  • Networking Mentoring
  • Save on Resources, Services, and Products
  • Ethical Guidelines and Support

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Meeting the Developmental and Mental Health Needs
of South Carolinians
South CarolinaCounselingAssociation
Needs You (Awareness)
Needs You (Knowledge)
Needs You (Skills)
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South Carolina Counseling Association
  • The mission of SCCA is to be an association of
    responsible professionals which functions to
    enhance human development and
  • to advance the counseling and
  • human development profession.

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Vision Statement
  • To unite persons engaged or interested in any
    phase of counseling and human development in
    South Carolina
  • To maintain and improve professional standards
    in the field of counseling and development.
  • To encourage the development of counseling
    activities through South Carolina
  • To serve as a central clearing agency for the
    information pertinent to present or contemplated
    personnel and programs in South Carolina.
  • To disseminate information and to educate the
    public about the human development professional.
  • To stimulate creative and experimental activities
    in the counseling and development field.
  • To promote research in guidance, counseling, and
    development work and in other related fields.

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Our Success Measures
  • Maintains a strong and energized professional
    counseling chapter of the American Counseling
    Association where membership characteristics
    support its mission, vision, and core strategic
    initiatives.  
  • Provides financial viability for SCCA. 
  • Engages in a visionary leadership development
    plan to support active governance of SCCA.
  • Develops and sustains continuing education
    strategies for counseling professionals within
    South Carolina and identified bordering areas.
  • Cultivates consistent staging of professional
    counseling presence in social media and
    technology.
  • Establishes and maintains the recognition of
    South Carolina Counseling Association as a
    valuable professional counseling organization
    within the State and identified boarding areas of
    South Carolina and as a contributing chapter of
    the Southern Region, and the American Counseling
    Association.
  • Provides leadership in establishing partnerships,
    sponsorships, and as an association in government
    relations.

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SCCA Long-Range Strategic Planning
  • Cultivate the South Carolina Counseling
    Association Infrastructure and Scope of Services
    through its Membership, Divisions, Chapters,
    Working Groups and the Affiliate Groups 
  • Enrich the Financial Capacity as a Means to
    Improve Association Resilience and
    Sustainability 
  • Establish and Support a State-Wide Association
    Leadership Development Plan
  • Develop Quarterly and Annual Continuing Education
    Strategies for Counseling Professionals
  • Optimize a High-Performing Technology
    Communications Presence to Support Membership and
    Counseling Connections
  • Promote the Recognition and Services of the
    Counseling Profession
  • Leverage New and Sustaining Partnerships and
    Sponsorships for SCCA and the Counseling
    Profession

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Leading the Counseling Profession
  • From the Past to Present
  • many individuals have emerged as leaders and
    advocated to move us to the present. Their
    purpose to help create a profession dedicated to
    promoting wellness and human dignity through
    counseling services. Leading the charge in
    counselor education, public forums or legislative
    hearings.
  • (Sweeney, 2011)

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Who will move us forward?
  • We need a emerging group of leaders at all
    levels, international, national, state and local.
  • New leaders who understand the complexities and
    challenges facing South Carolina Professional
    Counselors and the communities we serve.
  • Exemplary leaders to act upon
  • Research and Best Practice
  • Supervision
  • Advocacy
  • Social Justice
  • Accountability

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South Carolina Counseling Association50th Annual
Conference
  • Upcoming Events!

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South Carolina CounselorsUnified in Profession,
Purpose, and Process
  • 50th Annual Conference

February 27 March 1, 2014
Westin Hilton Resort and Spa
Hilton Head, SC 29928
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SCCA Connecting South Carolina Counselors
  • Fall 2013
  • C3 College and Career Readiness Workshops
  • Spring 2014
  • Building Excellence in Professionalism in
    Counseling Workshops
  • Regional Topics Series
  • DSM 5 Addiction Creativity in Counseling
    Ethics and More
  • 2014 Webinars and PodcastsStay Tuned

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Membership Conference Registration - Please
Contact
  • Dr. Wanda Briggs, SCCA President
  • briggsw_at_winthrop.edu
  • Linwood Floyd, Executive Secretary
  • linwoodfloyd_at_yahoo.com
  • Raychelle Lohmann, Chair, Technology
  • raychelle.lohmann_at_hotmail.com

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SCCA Publication Opportunities
  • The South Carolina Counseling Forum
    (Peer-Reviewed)
  • Manuscript Categories
  • Counseling Research
  • Counseling Practice and Perspectives
  • Student Voices
  • Contact Dr. Wanda Briggs, SCCA President,
    Editor
  • briggsw_at_winthrop.edu
  • The South Carolina Counselor (Newsletter)
  • Submission Opportunities
  • Member Spotlight Division, Committees, and
    Chapter News Legislation and Policy Updates
    Perspectives from the Field Awards and More!!!
  • Contact Laura OLoughlin, Editor at
    oloughlinl2_at_mailbox.winthrop.edu

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Questions and Contacts
  • Primary Contact
  • Panel Presenters
  • Dr. Carrie Sanders
  • Dr. George Williams
  • Dr. Tommy Vaughn
  • Dr. John Nance
  • Gwendolyn LC Snider
  • Raychelle Lohmann
  • Doris Nelson
  • Toni Wooldridge
  • Laura OLoughlin
  • Amber Blackwood
  • Lisa Canzater
  • Jackie Hoagland
  • Dr. Wanda Briggs
  • briggsw_at_winthrop.edu
  • Dr. Anthony Strange
  • strangea_at_winthrop.edu
  • Dr. Jennifer Jordan
  • jordanje_at_winthrop.edu

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2013 South Carolina Counseling Association (SCCA)
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