State Credentialing Board Research

Directions: The purpose of this project is to help you become familiar with the credentialing and regulatory processes that will govern your practice as a counselor.

In order to complete this project, you will need to select a state to use as the basis for your research. You should select either the state in which you currently reside or the state in which you plan to practice.

Information regarding credentialing in the state you have selected can be gathered in one or more of the following ways. (These are options. You are not required to do both of these.)

1. (Preferred) Reviewing the content of the state credentialing board website.

2. Attending a public meeting of the state credentialing board and/or review public meeting notes online

Note: Please do not contact the board to get this information as most likely they will not get back to you in time to complete this assignment. In addition, as you will be gathering information about credentialing, it is important you use paraphrasing as well as in-text citations to avoid plagiarism issues. 

State Credentialing Board Research Project

Using the information you gathered, write a 1,250-1,500-word scholarly paper on your state credentialing board. Include the following in your paper:

1. Identifying information about the state board (name, location, etc.) **** Texas is the state**********

2. The mission of the state board.

3. The regulatory authority and scope (cite the statutes and rules that govern the board’s activities, describe the discipline(s) regulated by the board, and describe the scope of the board’s authority to regulate professional practice).

4. The state board/committee structures through which the board performs its functions (committee names and responsibilities, frequency of meetings, topics included on board/committee agendas, and composition of board and committees).

5. A summary of the licensure and certification requirements for the state in which you plan to practice.

6. A description of the different tiered levels of licensure (such as LAC to LPC, LPC to LCPC, or counseling intern to LMHC) to establish eligibility for licensure.

7. A description of the state’s legal complaint handling process and/or outcomes, descriptions of types of complaints, and observed patterns.

8. At least three scholarly sources, one of which should be your state’s licensing board.

Access the “State Credentialing Board Research Project Instructions.” Complete the project according to the assignment instructions.

State board of Texas

Please follow the rubric

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Course Code Class Code Assignment Title Total Points
CNL-505 CNL-505-O502 Benchmark – State Credentialing Board Research Project (Obj. 6.1, 6.4, and 6.5) 150.0
Criteria Percentage Unsatisfactory (0.00%) Less than Satisfactory (74.00%) Satisfactory (79.00%) Good (87.00%) Excellent (100.00%) Comments Points Earned
Content 70.0%
Identifying Information 20.0% Does not demonstrate an understanding of the assignment directions. Does not choose a state, does not fulfill information as specified in the assignment. References are not included or are not correct. Demonstrates little understanding of the assignment instructions. Does not choose a specific state and/or provides incomplete and/or incorrect information about the state’s licensure/certification board as specified in the assignment in the state wherein the student plans to practice. References are inconsistent, incomplete, and/or irrelevant. Paper identifies a specific state in which the student plans to practice professional counseling. Provides basic information about the state’s licensure/certification board as specified in the assignment. Provides relevant references. Paper identifies a specific state in which the student plans to practice. Provides thorough information about the state’s licensure/certification board as specified in the assignment. Provides thorough relevant references. Paper identifies a specific state in which the student plans to practice. Provides thorough information about the state’s licensure/certification board as specified in the assignment. Provides thorough, relevant references. Student illustrates advanced understanding of how the information applies to the career of a counselor.
Requirements for Licensure and Certification C1.3: Demonstrate knowledge of requirements for licensure and certification for the practice of professional counseling. 15.0% Does not demonstrate an understanding of the assignment directions. Does not provide a summary of licensure and certification requirements for the state in which the student plans to practice. References are not included or are not correct. Demonstrates little understanding of the assignment directions. Provides summary of licensure and certification requirements for the state in which the student plans to practice. References are inconsistent, incomplete, and/or irrelevant. Includes a basic summary of licensure and certification requirements for the state in which the student plans to practice. Provides relevant references. Includes a thorough summary of licensure and certification requirements for the state in which the student plans to practice. Provides relevant references. Includes a thorough summary of licensure and certification requirements for the state in which the student plans to practice. Provides relevant references. Student illustrates advanced understanding of how the information applies to the career of a counselor.
Tiered Levels of Licensure C5.1: Differentiate between tiered levels of licensure or certification for professional counselors. 20.0% Does not address the different tiered levels of licensure to establish eligibility for licensure. Demonstrates little understanding of the assignment directions. Only vaguely or incompletely explains the different tiered levels of licensure. Does not include the information reviewed to establish eligibility for licensure. Explains the basics of the different tiered levels of licensure, including the information reviewed to establish eligibility for licensure. Provides a thorough explanation of the different tiered levels of licensure, including the information reviewed to establish eligibility for licensure. Supports understanding with valid references. Provides a thorough explanation of the different tiered levels of licensure including the information reviewed to establish eligibility for licensure. Supports understanding with valid references. Student illustrates advanced understanding of how the information applies to the career of a counselor.
Legal Complaint Information C2.2: Examine legal and professional ethical standards of professional counseling. 15.0% Does not demonstrate an understanding of the assignment directions. Does not choose a specific state or if does, does not address the legal complaint handling process and outcomes, descriptions of types of complaints, or the numbers of complaints handled in a month. References are not included or are not correct. Demonstrates little understanding of the assignment instructions. Does not choose a specific state and/or provides incomplete and/or incorrect information about the state’s legal complaint handling process and/or outcomes, descriptions of types of complaints or the numbers of complaints handled in a month. References are inconsistent, incomplete, and/or irrelevant. Paper identifies a specific state in which the student plans to practice professional counseling. Provides basic information about the state’s legal complaint handling process and/or outcomes, and descriptions of types of complaints or the numbers of complaints handled in a month. Provides relevant references. Paper identifies a specific state in which the student plans to practice. Provides thorough information about the state’s legal complaint handling process and/or outcomes, descriptions of types of complaints or the numbers of complaints handled in a month, including a breakdown of types of complaints by month. Provides thorough relevant references. Paper provides thorough information about the state’s legal complaint handling process and/or outcomes, descriptions of types of complaints as well as discussion of observed patterns. Provides thorough, relevant references. Student illustrates advanced understanding of how the information applies to the career of a counselor.
Organization and Effectiveness 20.0%
Thesis Development and Purpose 7.0% Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim. Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear. Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
Argument Logic and Construction 8.0% Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources. Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility. Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative. Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use) 5.0% Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) and/or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
Format 10.0%
Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment) 5.0% Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly. Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present. Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style. All format elements are correct.
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style) 5.0% Sources are not documented. Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present. Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct. Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.
Total Weightage 100%
 
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