13th Edition

Counselor Preparation Programs, Faculty, Trends

    Supported and proudly co-published by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the largest certification organization for professional counselors in the world, the thirteenth edition of Counselor Preparation continues to be the only all inclusive, longitudinal national study of counselor preparation programs. It offers comparative data for administrative decisions and affords students and professionals the only comprehensive means available to evaluate an institution’s ability to meet personal requirements, academic needs, and career goals. This valuable resource includes:

    • Detailed and current information on over 100 individual graduate institutions of higher education across the United States
    • An expanded section on international programs
    • Discussions of the counseling profession, the steps to becoming a credentialed counselor, and the various types of counseling programs available at the Master’s and Doctoral levels
    • Chapters that critically examine the state of the profession now and predict future trends
    • A special tribute to the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), celebrating 60 years of contributions to the field
    • New chapters from guest authors on the present state and future directions of ACES, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International, the issues and needs of international students, and counselor training programs in Central and South America

    Responding Master’s and Doctoral level counselor education programs in the United States include community; mental health; clinical mental health, school; college; student affairs; career; marriage, couple and family; and counselor education and supervision.  Data on each institution includes faculty and department demographics and contact information, as well as detailed information on individual programs.  In addition, CACREP accredited programs, the flagship programs of counselor education, are highlighted.

    This is an outstanding resource for faculty, administrators, students, and practitioners alike and remains the authoritative and most comprehensive reference on counseling programs in the United States and around the world.

    Part I: Purposes and Design. The Profession. Research Design and Data Source. Part II: Counselor Preparation Program Structure. Academics. Part III: Counselor Preparation Programs. Entry Level Counselor Preparation Programs. Doctoral Level Programs. Pastoral and Rehabilitation Programs. Expectations: Anticipated Changes in Trends. Part IV: Data on Each Department. Part V: Data on Program Areas.


    Wendi K. Schweiger, Donna A. Henderson, Kristi McCaskill, Thomas W. Clawson, Daniel R. Collins