Read about the origination of the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist specialty professions and certifications.

NAFC now has reciprocity with the California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP) for its addictions certifications

CADTP is one of only two (2) certification boards recognized by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to register and certify AODA counselors in California.

Professionals in any state who hold any of the following NAFC addiction specialty certifications may now apply to the CADTP to become certified and registered to practice AODA counseling in California without having to take the CADTP examination. Read More

The NAFC welcomes Dr. Steve Eichel to its Board of Directors

Steve Eichel, Ph.D. sits on the Board of Directors for the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) as past President, and is an independent practitioner in counseling, clinical and forensic psychology including family, child and adolescent therapy, clinical hypnosis, trauma, sexuality and addiction, as well as for RETIRN, the Re-Entry Therapy, Information & Referral Network, an Independent practice specializing in traumatic consequences of destructive and high demand group coercion and undue influence.



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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.

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The American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors (AACFC) is the Certification Commission of the National Association of Forensic Counselors.