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Wake Forest University counseling professor appointed to state board of counselors

October 22, 2008

Samuel T. Gladding, professor and chair of the department of counseling at Wake Forest University, has been appointed by Gov. Michael Easley to the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC).  He will serve a three-year term ending in 2011.

The NCBLPC is the board that determines eligibility for licensure by professionals wishing to practice counseling in the state.  It sets rules and standards within the laws of North Carolina governing the work of professional counselors.  It hears and makes decisions regarding ethical matters pertaining to the practice of counseling in North Carolina as well.

The board has seven members, two public members and five professionals.  It meets quarterly to conduct its business.

Before coming to Wake Forest in 1990, Gladding was a member of the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling.  He served as the 2004-2005 president of the American Counseling Association.  Gladding’s textbook “Counseling:  A Comprehensive Profession,” is in its sixth edition and is used by counseling faculty and students across the country and internationally.  He is the author of several other books on counseling, including “Family Therapy: History, Theory and Practice” and “Counseling as an Art:  The Creative Arts in Counseling.”

The Web site for the NCBLPC is

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