Established in 1995, the National Association of Forensic Counselors is the first certification board to develop standards and establish the specialty profession of the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist.
2018 Annual Conference:
Articles of Interest
Special Feature: Stalking from the Office of Justice Programs, National Criminal Justice Reference Service
"Stalking is defined as a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. Stalking behaviors include, but are not limited to:
Stalking is a crime in all 50 states and at the federal level, and it can happen to anyone regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, location, or personal associations ..." OVC Help Series for Crime Victims
Special Feature: Human Trafficking from the Office of Justice Programs, National Criminal Justice Reference Service.
"Antisocial Personality Disorder in Cult Leaders" John Burke, Ph.D., Kaiser Permanente. Published by the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) Excerpt: "This article considers evidence for the presence of antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) in some cult leaders. Additionally, the influence of antisocial cult leaders on cult members is hypothesized to be associated with ..." Read more
Mental Health Interventions in Cult-Related Cases: Preliminary Investigation of Outcomes by Steve K. Dubrow Eichel, M.S., Linda Dubrow Eichel, M.A., Roberta Cobrin Eisenberg, M.S.W. - Shared from the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) website.
"Do our interventions work? This question is undoubtedly on the minds of many professional counselors and lay advisors engaged in clinical work with cultists, former cultists, and their families. Since October 1983, the associates of the RETIRN have maintained a record of all face-to-face consultations and subsequent interventions ..." continue reading
To learn more about ICSA, the psychological manipulation and abuse in cultic groups or to find help for you or a loved one, please visit the ICSA website.
Below are just a few links on this subject matter published by ICSA:
"Faces of Human Trafficking" Video Series" from the Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime. The series includes information about sex and labor trafficking, multidisciplinary approaches ...Accompanying the video series is a discussion guide ...Fact Sheets ...posters that can be used to augment trainings and generate discussion."
Developments in Sex Offender Risk Assessment: Practical Application in Community*
and Institutional Settings This training is supported by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice Services. Points of view in this training are those of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
The NAFC was the first to establish post graduate standards, guidelines, and professional responsibility to identify a competent workforce in the mental health, criminal justice, addictions and corrections professions in the very specialized areas of forensic counseling and criminal justice counseling and supervision.
NAFC has consistently been a leader in promoting safe and effective treatment and supervision of offenders in both civil and criminal cases, improving communication between the clinician and criminal justice system, and enhanced protection of the public. The NAFC Mission is to Promote Competency and Training among Persons Working with Criminal Offenders.
The Certification for the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist
The National Association of Forensic Counselors is the first and largest independent multi-disciplinary credentialing board representing the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist.
Karla M. Taylor, CEO - President
Tempa M. Fowlkes, Executive Vice President
Sonya J. Wheatcraft, Executive Assistant
Lisa R. Randol
Melissa J. Simpson
The American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors (AACFC) is the Certification Commission
of the National Association of Forensic Counselors.