CSI has a number of opportunities for volunteer leaders and encourages interested members to complete our Volunteer Interest Form. Information about our philosophy of leadership and the variety of available opportunities is included below. Please note that some positions are needed only at particular times of the year (e.g., review panels are all needed in the Fall only) while others are recruited in the Spring/Summer (e.g., committee positions), and others are needed all year (e.g., Counselor's Bookshelf Editorial Board Reviewers).
Please refer to the committee descriptions. Membership on CSI committees is restricted to 6 persons per year and interest is only accepted in March through July.
CSI Review Panels
Please refer to the program descriptions for each area. Reviewers may expect to read essays, grant, or poster sessions proposals, rate them according to preset criteria, and submit ratings and comments in a timely manner. Once selected for membership on a review panel, members will be required to complete an online training before beginning reviews. Because all reviewers are needed during the fall semester, interest is only accepted March through August.
CSI Editorial Review Board: Counselor’s Bookshelf
Any CSI member can post a review to the Counselor’s Bookshelf (csi-net.org/?counselors_bookshelf). Reviews are 250 or 500 words long, are subject to blind review, and are published once accepted by the section editor. Editorial reviews are ongoing; therefore interest will be accepted any time. The sections of the Bookshelf include:
- Books That Help Me Become a Better Counselor
- Professional Books
- Movies and Television Shows
CSI Website (csi-net.org)
Please refer to specific web pages at csi-net.org for more information. Interest will be accepted any time.
Any CSI member can post a review to the Counselor’s Bookshelf (csi-net.org/?counselors_bookshelf). Reviews are 250 or 500 words long, are subject to blind review, and are published once accepted by the section editor. The sections of the Bookshelf include bibliotherapy resources, books that made me a better counselor, professional books, and movies and television shows. Please share resources you have encountered that can help others learn to be better counselors or help meet the needs of particular clients. There is also a section of the Bookshelf where CSI members can ask for help finding resources in specific areas. Members can also review the bookshelf reviews and reply to the posts with additional comments.
Use the Global Network (csi-net.org/?global_network) for international connections. Have you traveled outside of your home country? If so, please use these interactive networking forums to tell others about your experiences and what you learned about customs, people, yourself, counseling in other countries, counseling needs, and more.
Our website includes groups for Chapters, States, Regions, CSI professional interest groups, and more. Use group blogs and forums to share your ideas and experiences; upload professional group-related photos; and network with other group members through internal messaging and connections.