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Susan Zgliczynski

California Counselors Liscensure: What Is It All About?

Dr. Z, as she is known by most of her students, has been with the Counseling Program at the University of San Diego since 1980 serving for many years as the program director.  As a faculty member in the program she teaches a variety of courses including professional orientation and ethics in counseling, lifespan development, assessment, diagnosis and treatment and an advanced course in career counseling. She is the advisor for the USD chapter of the Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honorary. She holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Purdue University.  Dr. Zgliczynski participates in state and national professional counseling organizations through presentations and publications.  She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Distance Certified Counselor (DCC). She has been actively promoting counseling and the licensing of counselors in California for over 10 years. Currently she is treasurer of the California Coalition for Counselor Licensure.



University of San Diego
Counseling Program, School of Education
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110
Phone:  619) 260-4287       Fax: (619) 849-8125
email: zglnski@sandiego.edu

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  1. Could you give a brief history of the counselor licensing situation in California?
  2. Why is California the last state that does not have licensing for counselors other than MFTs?
  3. Does CASC (California Association of School Counselors), with its 1700 members, support counselor licensure? Will licensure benefit school counselors?
  4. Will state licensing be required for distance counseling?
  5. What will National Certified Counselors be required to do to be licensed?
  6. Who will benefit from licensing?
  7. Does one need to be licensed to volunteer with Red Cross?
  8. Does one need to be licensed to qualify fo rfederal contracts?
  9. What are the chances of counselor licensure in the near future?
  10. What can we do to move licensure forward?
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