Read about the origination of the Forensic Counselor and Criminal Justice Specialist specialty professions and certifications.
The NAFC welcomes Dr. Steve Eichel to its Board of Directors!
Steve Eichel, Ph.D. is the President of the International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA), 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.
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, socioeconomic status, location, or personal associations ..." OVC Help Series for Crime Victims
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
The American Academy of Certified Forensic Counselors (AACFC) is the Certification Commission
of the National Association of Forensic Counselors.