COSC 501 Discussion 1 Liberty
For this assignment, you will learn how to access your state board of counseling website and state board of education website. An important part of being a licensed professional is knowing the laws and regulations that govern what you can and cannot do in your state. All licensed professionals are responsible for knowing and abiding by all rules and regulations that pertain to professional counseling. To complete this assignment, you will need to access your state board of counseling website and state board of education website (school counseling specialty). You can easily do this by searching online for your state website. For example, to find the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors, you could do an online search using that phrase. Once you are at your state’s website, look for your state’s rules and regulations related to professional counseling. Look under tabs with titles such as “rules and regulations,” “laws governing professional counseling,” or “statutes/rules.” Open the document and read through the statutes/rules for professional counseling that relate to your state. For more instructions, see “How to Find Your State Board of Counseling’s Rules and Regulations” under Additional Materials in Module/Week 1. For your thread, summarize 3 statutes/rules for your state that you find interesting. At the bottom of your thread you MUST provide a direct link to your state’s statutes and rules. Do the same for your state department of education as it relates to school counseling (e.g., you may search “Virginia School Counseling Regulations”).