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  • 1. Based on your initial interests, what specialty areas would you like to learn more about?
  • 2. Research the number of credit hours required for graduate programs outside of counseling at a university. Why do you think counseling requires so many more than, for example, graduate degrees in English or human development?

3. Considering your initial interests and the investment of time in graduate study, how do you think the scope of practice definition in this chapter will relate to your training?


Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. (2016). 2016 CACREP accreditation manual. Alexandria, VA: CACREP.

Kaplan, D. M., & Gladding, S. T. (2011). A vision for the future of counseling: The 20/ 20 Principles for unifying and strengthening the profession. Journal of Counseling and Development, 89, 367-372.

Kaplan, D. M., Tarvydas, V M., & Gladding, S. T. (2014). 20/20: A vision for the future of counseling: The new consensus definition of counseling. Journal of Counseling and Development, 92, 366-372. doi: 10.1002/j. 1556-6676.2014.00164.x

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