[Wctcca] Hot off the Press - Legislative Task Force on CTC Counseling - FINAL REPORT
csullivan at everettcc.edu
Sun Dec 6 13:00:44 PST 2020
What a huge and impressive undertaking! I just had the opportunity to
read/study the full document.
Earl, despite working on the same campus, we don't have a chance to "pass
in the hallway" as we did pre-pandemic. So, let me take this opportunity
to thank you and other counseling colleagues who worked hard on this
effort. It definitely reflects our collective work over the years as well
as current and future challenges. I really appreciate your ongoing
contributions to our profession!
On Wed, Dec 2, 2020 at 4:39 PM Earl Martin via WCTCCA <wctcca at lists.ctc.edu>
> After a year of participation from Legislators, College Presidents,
> Vice-Presidents, Students, Counselors and State Board Staff .... the final
> report required by House Bill 1355 has been completed (see attached).
> This legislative task force was charged with exploring minimum system
> standards for counselor staffing and qualifications as well as to identify
> some best practices in CTC counseling services.
> HB 1355 was passed by the legislature and signed by the governor in April
> 2019. This was the successful result of advocacy from the first ever
> WCTCCA legislative task force.
> See the bill here:
> There were lots of our counselor colleagues that helped this process along
> the way. Their valuable hard work and significant contributions helped
> lead us to this final report.
> Hopefully this work will result in some future substantial system reforms
> that strengthen the level of qualified CTC counselors in response to our
> diverse students/citizens complex educational, career and personal needs.
> Be well,
> Dr. Earl Martin, LMHC
> Counselor/Human Development Faculty
> Counseling & Student Success
> "Counselor of the Year" (2017) - American College Counselor's Association
> Everett Community College
> 2000 Tower Street
> Everett, WA 98201
> EvCC Counseling and Student Success is meeting with students by phone or
> video while the campus is closed to the public for the pandemic. *We are
> eager to support you in your success at the college and during this
> *To request an appointment with a counselor please email: **counseling at everettcc.edu
> <counseling at everettcc.edu>*
> Provide the following information in your request:
> a. Nature of appointment request (academic in nature, career
> guidance, personal counseling)
> b. Your phone number and student email address
> c. Your preferred appointment type (phone or video)
> d. Name 2-3 days and times you could potentially be available
> e. If you have a preferred counselor with whom you would like to
> schedule an appointment
> *Urgent Care or Crisis?*
> If this is a life-threatening emergency. please call 9-1-1
> For 24/7 emergency counseling, referral, or assistance please call:
> · Snohomish County: Volunteers of America Care Crisis Response
> Services (Crisis Line)
> · National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
> 800-273- TALK (8255)
> · Lifeline Crisis Chat: Go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
> "My religion is very simple; my religion is kindness" - Dalai Lama
> Please note: For your own protection, please be aware that e-mail is not
> a secure or confidential means of communication.
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*Christine Sullivan, M.T.S., M.A., LMHC*
Interim Director of Counseling & Student Success
Everett Community College
csullivan at everettcc.edu
To request an appointment with a counselor, email counseling at everettcc.edu.
Provide the following information in your request: *a.* Nature of
appointment request (academic in nature, career guidance, personal
counseling) *b.* Your phone number and student email address* c.* Your
preferred appointment type (phone or video) *d.* Name 2-3 days and times
you could potentially be available *e.* If you have a preferred counselor
with whom you would like to schedule an appointment.
Urgent Care or Crisis?
If this is a life-threatening emergency. please call 9-1-1. For 24/7
emergency counseling, referral, or assistance please call:
• Snohomish County: Volunteers of America Care Crisis Response Services
(Crisis Line) 800-584-3578
• King County: Crisis Connections (Crisis Line) 866-427-4747
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
• Lifeline Crisis Chat: Go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
• Crisis Text Line: Text “Heal” to 741741
*For your own protection, please be aware that e-mail is not a secure or
confidential means of communication.*
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