LET & ABLE News
Licensure Education Training & Adolescentsfor Better Learning Endeavors Programs
A publication of Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc. • Recco Santee Richardson, Ph.D., LPC
Issue 33 …September 2017
Dr. Recco’s Corner
I have learned several valuable lessons over the years. Some of the lessons were painful, while others were more easily entreated. One of the biggest lessons I have learned is to be competent. In other words, I need to, “Know the facts, know what I’m doing and know what I’m talking about.”
To know something is more than being aware or prepared. For me, it means to be aware, well versed, confident and able to articulate critical information at strategic times.
Because of their lack of knowing, unfortunately, most people that share their opinions are not the best spokesperson on a given topic. They really do not know what they are talking about, and have not performed due diligence to become enlightened.
As caring adults, working professionals, leaders and defenders of truth and honor, it is our responsibility to speak up and blow the trumpet regarding various topics.
This same burden, and responsibility, requires us to also, “Know,” on all levels. Can I, and the rest of the world, depend on you to, “Know?”
Lansing Area “Confidence Builder” NCE Workshops
We are in the process of planning our Lansing area National Counselor Exam “Confidence Builder” workshop sessions.
You should know that a total of 100% of our participants passed the NCE on their first try. As well, you should know that we would pay the re-test fee for anyone who participates in our workshops that do not pass the exam.
A total of 100% of our participants have passed the NCE on their first try.
Over an eight-week period, on a weekly basis, participants receive three hours of instruction regarding each content area found on the exam. Please email, or call us for more information.
10-Year LLPC Status Limitation
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs currently is reminding Limited Licensed Professional Counselors (Prof. Counselor – Educ. LTD) that there is a limitation on the number of years their limited license may be renewed.
Administrative Rule 338.1754(5), which took effect on January 1, 2012, provides that a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor license may be renewed annually, but for no more than 10 years. This limitation affects all individuals that currently hold, or will be issued in the future, a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (Prof. Counselor – Educ. LTD) license.
“Achieving Without Cheating” By Danielle King, High School Senior -Excerpts-
In America, we wonder why we are behind other countries in education, and think that it has to do with method, and to some degree that is true, but ideology is what is driving us downward. Simply put, the students here are given so many free passes that it is hindering them from being able to perform at their best. If we want to combat this, we need to figure out ways to combat cheating of all forms in the United States.
If students are brought up in a society in which cheating, or lying, like in this situation is going to get them ahead, we as a community will continue in a vicious cycle, and before we know it, situations like this one will happen all of the time. Integrity is what our nation is lacking: not brains.
A lot of the time our students are fully capable of completing tasks, but knowing that they do not have to is what is pulling us down. I know that it is wishful thinking that all of this is going to become perfect, but we should still strive to be better every day by implementing positive behaviors.
As a result of my previous experiences and other insights, I decided to discuss cheating in the academic and athletic world in regards to students and our society as a whole.
To understand how huge the issue of cheating is in the United States, we must take a look at how many students are cheating and which of those students are breaking academic integrity.
According to Best College Reviews (2012), of the 23,000 students who were surveyed in 2012, 51 percent of them admitted to cheating on one or more exams in an academic school year.
That means, that in a classroom of thirty, about 15 of those students broke academic integrity. These numbers show that the epidemic is far-reaching, and common.
Cheating used to be simply passing notes or asking the person in front of you for the answer to a specific question. In many cases, a person using these methods gets caught, but technology has made it easier for students to get the answers they need with very little risk of detection.
In my experience, many of my peers have opted to use group chats to get away with cheating. Obviously, I am not saying that every student that is a part of a group chat is cheating, but cheating is a lot easier in that setting than in the classroom where a teacher is around to monitor the student’s activities.
To Be Continued In Next Month’s Newsletter
Ivy League Colleges Tour
From November 10, 2017 to November 13, 2017, the Ivy League Pipeline Program (Pipeline) participants will be visiting Yale, Brown, Columbia and University of Pennsylvania.
The Ivy Pipeline Program started in 2016, and currently has three former participants enrolled at an Ivy League college. The program is a community-based intensive standardized testing and college acceptance program that targets exceptional learners grades 6th through 11th.
The program is designed to help students gain admission to Ivy League colleges. Program activities intend to help students gain additional confidence, take part in practice opportunities, improve standardized scores, write exceptional entrance essays, secure scholarships/financial aid and gain acceptance into an Ivy League college.
Featuring a charged environment, the program encourages students to excel and soar as a result of intense preparation, additional maturity and high-level dedication to their college plans.
The Adolescents for Better Learning Endeavors (ABLE) Program is designed to help school age youth move forward as a result of gaining new skills and competency.
The goal is for participants to be able to successfully participate within the school setting.
ABLE Program Components:
- Individual Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Home Visits
- Crisis Management
- Parenting Workshops
- Incentives & Awards
- Support Groups
- Exciting Fieldtrips
The program helps participants improve their academics, social life, emotional maturity and decision-making skills.
ABLE Program “Grades Up” Incentive:
College’s reward students with cash for their excellent grades and so does the ABLE Program. Participants earn $10 for every full grade improved and $50 for earning a 3.00 GPA or higher.
Since 2014, several dozen students have improved their grades. Participants earn $10 for every full grade improved and $50 for earning a 3.00 GPA or higher.
Licensure Education Training Program
Offered by Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc., the Licensure Educational Training (LET) Program is an effective supervisory program that targets Limited Licensed Professional Counselors (LLPCs) who need supervision.
Group Supervision: Monthly gatherings that review caseloads, offer Q/A sessions, discuss trends in the field, secure guest speakers, and much more.
Individual Supervision: As requested, informal one-on-one sessions that provide personal attention, intentional brainstorming and insightful strategies.
Communication: Unlimited monthly communication via phone, email and text.
Other: NCE workshops, counseling residencies, business services support, book club and scholarly writing/research.
Coming LLPC Group Supervision:
Clarkston: Friday October 20, 2017 (6 pm – 10 pm)
Lansing: Saturday October 21, 2017 (4 pm – 8 pm)
Clarkston: Friday November 17, 2017 (6 pm – 10 pm)
Lansing: Saturday November 18, 2017 (4 pm – 8 pm)
Services Offered By RSRC
Afterschool Programming • Staff Trainings/Development • Business/Entrepreneur Support • Individual/Family Counseling • Research Institute • Book Writing/Publishing Treatment/Support Groups • Educational Services • Post-Adoption Services • School-Based Initiatives • LLPC Licensure Supervision • Compliance/Regulation • Grant/Proposal Writing • Cultural/Educational • Fieldtrips • Youth Programming • Motivational Speaking Program Development • Conferences/Retreats • NCE Test Workshops
Recco S. Richardson Consulting, Inc.
Recco Santee Richardson, Ph.D., LPC
2500 S Linden Road
P.O Box 321252
Flint, MI 48532
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