Professional Counselor Licensing and Disciplinary Board

The Professional Counselor and Clinical Professional Counselor Licensing Act was signed into

law in 1992. Licensed professional counselors provide services in the areas of social, emotional,

educational and career testing and evaluation; assistance coping with life issues that include

relationships, conflicts, problem solving, and decision making; developmental concerns; and

research. The statute also provides licensure as a clinical professional counselor allowing for

application of clinical counseling theory and techniques to prevent and alleviate mental and

emotional disorders and psychopathology and to promote optimal mental health, rehabilitation,

treatment, testing, assessment and evaluation. The Board is made up of seven members

appointed by the Secretary consisting of two members licensed solely as professional counselors,

three members licensed solely as clinical professional counselors, one full-time faculty member

teaching professional counseling at the college level, and one public member. The Board serves

in an advisory capacity to the Secretary and makes recommendations on matters relating to

approving graduate counseling, rehabilitation counseling, psychology and related programs,

matters relating to continuing education, and matters of professional performance and conduct.

Todd D. Burd Loves Park

Carrie Channell, Public Member Chicago

Judith Fawell Carol Stream

Harvey M. Kelber Wilmette

Michele Kerulis Ed.D. Chicago

* Kenneth H. Kessler Ph.D. Mundelein

James F. Klein Ed.D. Chatham

* Chairperson

Last Updated: August 13, 2014

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