I haven’t been updating this nearly as much as I would’ve liked. One reason for that has been my own process of becoming a Board Certified Counselor through CPSP has taken many twists and turns.
Quite a lot of paperwork was involved, including some pretty lengthy papers on my own theology of care and several verbatims. I’m finishing up the last verbatim now and hope to include it after I’m done. If you think that certification through CPSP would be preferable to BCCI because you think less work is involved, think again!
So far though the biggest hurdle has been getting a review committee together. Because my group, as all others are I assume, is volunteer-led finding the time and personnel to get a committee together has been hard. Getting the outside reviewer was difficult as well, as the regional person I was supposed to reach out to was extremely hard to reach. Eventually someone from the national body stepped in and got that ball rolling.
Doing the paperwork was time consuming but thankfully I found that I had already described my theology of care through several blog posts (like this one) and could stitch them together into one coherent piece.
My board review is next Monday – thanks for your continued readership, support and prayers!