Easing Barriers to Portability: Next Steps

Building Blocks to Portability: Culmination of the 20/20 Initiative
Counselors continue to face roadblocks to practice when attempting to transfer a professional counseling license from one state or U.S. jurisdiction to another. Barriers to portability exist because state licensing boards have developed rules and regulations independently of one another for decades, resulting in inconsistent requirements for becoming and practicing as a licensed professional counselor. In the April 2018 issue of the Journal of Counseling & Development, authors David M. Kaplan and Kurt L. Kraus present an update on the counseling profession’s efforts to facilitate interstate licensure portability in the context of the 20/20: A Vision for the Future of Counseling initiative. Although 20/20 participants succeeded in formulating key standards to ease licensure portability, Kaplan and Kraus write that the challenge now is to convince state officials to adopt the provisions that can make licensure portability a reality. Licensure portability is a critical issue facing the counseling profession and ongoing advocacy will continue with licensure boards across the U.S.

FEATURED ARTICLE Volume 96 ■ Number 2 ■ April 2018:

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Building Blocks to Portability: Culmination of the 20/20 Initiative
David M. Kaplan and Kurt L. Kraus


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Preliminary Evidence for the Effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents
Karen Michelle Hunnicutt Hollenbaugh and A. Stephen Lenz

Between Avoidance and Problem Solving: Resilience, Self-Efficacy, and Social Support Seeking
Ming-hui Li, Robert Eschenauer, and Vanessa Persaud

The Influence of Individual-Oriented Relationship Education on Equality and Conflict-Related Behaviors
Ryan G. Carlson, Naomi J. Wheeler, and Justin J. Adams

The Efficacy of Child Parent Relationship Therapy for Adoptive Families: A Replication Study
Kristie K. Opiola and Sue C. Bratton


Assessment & Diagnosis
A Systematic Review of the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL)
Rachel Bressler, Bradley T. Erford, and Stephanie Dean

Procrastination, Self-Downing, Self-Doubt, and Rational Beliefs: A Moderated Mediation Model
Murat Balkis and Erdinç Duru

Counseling to End an Epidemic: Revisiting the Ethics of HIV/AIDS
J. Richelle Joe

Emotion Regulation for Counselors
Alena Prikhidko and Jacqueline M. Swank

Twenty-First-Century Counseling Theory Development in Relation to Definitions of Free Will and Determinism
Duffy Wilks

Building Blocks to Portability: Culmination of the 20/20 Initiative
David M. Kaplan and Kurt L. Kraus

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