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Sheperis tapped for national board

Carl Sheperis, chair of Lamar University’s Department of Counseling and Special Populations, was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). He will serve a three-year term. 

“We are extremely pleased to have Dr. Sheperis join the NBCC Board,” said Dr. Thomas Clawson, NBCC’s president and CEO. “His interests and talents are an ideal fit.” 

In addition to his duties at Lamar, Sheperis also serves as president of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, which is a division of the American Counseling Association. He served as the director of doctoral programs for the School of Counseling and Social Service at Walden University, 2009-2011.

Prior to earning his doctorate in mental health counseling at The University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., Sheperis earned a master of education degree in community counseling at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in Kutztown, Pa.

He holds the National Certified Counselor credential, and the Approved Clinical Supervisor credentials.  He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida.

NBCC is the nation’s premier professional certification board serving counselors who meet standards for the general and specialty practices of the profession. Founded in 1982 as an independent, not-for-profit credentialing body, NBCC has offered the profession’s flagship credential—the National Certified Counselor (NCC)—since 1983. Today, more than 52,000 professional counselors throughout the world hold the NCC credential.