Professor Appointed to State Counseling Board
Roy C. Farley
Roy C. Farley, professor of counselor education at the University of Arkansas, was recently appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to serve on the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling.
His term expires Dec. 1, 2009. He replaces Carole Maines of Rogers.
The nine-member board meets two days each month at the state Capitol in Little Rock. The board is charged with overseeing the implementation of the law that governs counseling in the state of Arkansas. Farley will fill the position of one of three counselor educators on the board. There are also three practicing counselors, one licensed marriage and family therapist, one person from the general public and one person who represents the elderly.
Arkansas was one of the first states, in the late 1970s, to pass a law governing counseling, Farley said. He was recommended for the post by the Arkansas Counseling Association. The counselor education program in the College of Education and Health Professions is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, and Farley will be able to use his experience with the accrediting body to offer guidance to the state board.
Farley holds a doctorate in counselor education from the University of Arkansas, a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Central Arkansas and a bachelor's degree in psychology/sociology from Henderson State University. He has been on the UA faculty for 33 years and has nearly 40 years of experience in rehabilitation counseling and counselor education, research and supervision.
Farley has taught 18 courses in counseling and is a licensed professional counselor and previous Associate Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and several other counseling related professional organizations. He served as a department head in the College of Education and Health Professions from July 2003 to August 2006.
He has been the principal investigator or co-investigator on research teams that have developed grant proposals awarded in excess of $12 million. He has more than 90 publications and 100 presentations and has conducted more than 250 workshops and seminars across the country for national, regional and state audiences.
Heidi Stambuck, director of communications
College of Education and Health Professions
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