The Nuts and Bolts of Becoming a CC-AASP
Robert J. Harmison, James Madison University, USA
Program ID: WKSP-19
Presentation: October 3, 2013 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Although created nearly 25 years ago, the standards for and process of becoming an AASP Certified Consultant remain among the most misunderstood and debated issues in our organization. It has taken some time for the number of certified consultants to grow to a critical mass, but with employers and internships now listing AASP Certification as “required” or “highly desired” certification has experienced significant growth in recent years. This workshop will discuss the certification process. In particular, benefits of certification will be presented and explored in order for individuals interested in this process to gain insight and knowledge necessary to pursue certification. Academic program directors will also benefit from the discussion of what courses and experiences are most relevant for certification. Tips and suggestions for successfully navigating the application process will be provided. Members of the Certification Review Committee will be available to discuss frequently asked questions regarding issues such as mentorship, service provision, coursework, and the differences between master’s level and doctoral level applicants. The intent of this workshop is to continue the dialog surrounding AASP certification, so that an increasing number of students and professionals understand the process, ultimately decide to apply, and are successful in becoming AASP Certified Consultants. Audience participation is anticipated and welcomed.