The Counseling Compact
Lynn E. Linde, EdD and John P. Duggan, EdD
The Counseling Compact is a crucial piece of healthcare legislation that will allow professional counselors to provide care to clients in other states that have also enacted the compact. Topics of discussion in this course will include the background of what interstate compacts are and why one is being pursued for professional counselors. Learners will understand the many benefits to counselors and the public in compact states. Attendees will be better able to understand the process of creating an interstate compact, and the specific considerations that are being taken into account for professional counselors. Myths about the compact will be dispelled and a discussion addressing common concerns and questions about the compact will be held. A review of the state counselor licensing criteria for admission into the compact will be offered, as well as information relevant to the process of obtaining privileges to practice in other states, including the compact’s update to licensure reciprocity for those that relocate to states where they hold a privilege to practice.
Additional information about the Counseling Compact from the ACA can be found here:
Toolkits and more updates from The National Center for Interstate Compacts, The Council of State Governments, can be located here: https://counselingcompact.org/
1.Summarize the rationale for and benefits of the interstate Counseling Compact.
2.Recognize the developmental process of interstate compact legislation creation and key requirements for states to join the Counseling Compact.
3.Describe the specific legal aspects and practice considerations of the Counseling Compact that are applicable to licensed counseling professionals.
1 NBCC Hours; 0 CRCC Hours; 1 WA Hours; 0 APT Hours; 0 NAADAC Hours; 1 NY Hours; 0 Ethics Hours