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Doty Earns Prestigious Career Counselor Certification

Angela DotyAngela Doty ’00, M.A.’05, GDCF, has earned the prestigious Certified Career Counselor credential from the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

“Angela is recognized by her career development peers as a leader in guiding students to find their professional calling,” said Dennis Lindsay, Dr. Theol., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. “Earning the Certified Career Counselor credential is further evidence of her unwavering commitment to the profession, her staff, as well as the students and alumni to whom she offers career counseling services.”

The Certified Career Counselor credential is intended for career counselors with an advanced degree (master’s or higher) in counselor education, counseling psychology, rehabilitation counseling or closely related counseling degree, engaged primarily in a career counseling practice or other career counseling-related services. The Certified Career Counselor credential is a recognition of two important factors in training and experience, including both counseling and a specialization in career development, theory and practice.

To earn the certification, applicants must have already earned a master’s degree, completed 600 hours of clinical career development experience, and successfully passed a battery of competency assessments.

“It is an honor and privilege to live out my calling by providing quality career counseling to NCU students and alumni,” Doty said. “We have developed a comprehensive career development program, with an intentional focus on vocation and calling. This credential elevates the good work that we are already doing. We continue to seek new opportunities to serve those who trust us to guide them in discerning their calling and developing their career.”

NCDA, since its establishment in 1913, is the premier provider of professional development in the career field. NCDA is the recognized leader in developing standards for the career development profession, for the provision of career counseling programs and services. NCDA works to support the preparation, professional development and recognition of the education and experience of career counselors and specialists, particularly career services providers.

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