Transforming the Counseling Profession through Advocacy
Dr. Tyler M. Kimbel, Director of Research and Information Services, CACREP
Dr. Carol Bobby, President and CEO, CACREP
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
This webinar will provide counselors with valuable information for gearing up and getting involved in CACREP Advocacy Week (February 22-26, 2016). CACREP Advocacy Week is a time set aside for counseling faculty members, students, and graduates to make their voices heard through engaging in advocacy efforts on behalf of their counseling programs and profession. The theme of this year’s Advocacy Week is Transform Your Profession. Presenters will discuss the historical context from which Advocacy Week emerged as well as the purpose, goals, daily themes and activities planned for the weeklong event. Advocacy ideas, examples, and resources will be offered to assist individuals and CSI chapters with actively engaging in professional advocacy at both the local and national level. Attendees will be encouraged to develop action plans that align with CACREP Advocacy Week in an effort to promote professional identity, unify the counseling profession, and address related current issues with a strong collective voice.
Dr. Tyler M. Kimbel is the Director of Research and Information Services at the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP); he also serves as an adjunct professor in counseling. A graduate of Geneva College (B.S., Human Services) and Youngstown State University (M.S.Ed., School Counseling), Kimbel earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado. He has a background in school counseling as well as experience in a variety of clinical settings working with adults and at-risk populations. Initiated into the ETA Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, Dr. Kimbel is an active member of ACA, ASCA, and ACES and supports the counseling profession through scholarly research, presentations, editorial board work, and service as a member of the advisory council for the national Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference. He currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia.
Dr. Carol Bobby received her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Florida in 1986. The following year, Dr. Bobby was hired as CEO of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). In addition to her position with CACREP, Dr. Bobby has served in numerous leadership positions, including President of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), Chair of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) and President of the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE). She has written and presented extensively on issues related to accreditation and standards of preparation in counselor education. Dr. Bobby is a currently a member of ACA, ACES, AMHCA and CSI, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and is licensed as an LPC in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Her service to the counseling profession has been recognized by the American Counseling Association when she was awarded the Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award in 2006 and by the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision when she was awarded the President’s Outstanding Service Award in 2013.
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