President & CEONational Board for Certified Counselors
Member Since January 2022
Dr. Kylie Dotson-Blake currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer for the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and Affiliates. With over 65,000 National Certified Counselors (NCCs) in more than 40 countries, NBCC is the premier credentialing organization for counselors. NBCC and Affiliates is comprised of three organizational affiliates: the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) and the NBCC Foundation (NBCC-F). Dr. Dotson-Blake served for six years on the NBCC Board of Directors and previously served as NBCC’s Interim Chief Operating and Policy Officer. She also served two terms as Chair of the Board of Directors for NBCC. Prior to accepting her role at NBCC, Dotson-Blake served as Professor and Counselor Education program coordinator at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC and as a visiting assistant professor at the College of William and Mary. She received her master’s degree in Counselor Education from East Carolina University and her doctorate in Counselor Education from The College of William and Mary. Over the course of her career, Dr. Dotson-Blake has focused on increasing access to mental health services in rural communities and developing countries and promoting the growth of the professional infrastructure of counseling through governmental engagement, scholarship and professional service. Through her work with NBCC and Affiliates, she has collaborated with international partners from Romania, Argentina, Bhutan, Malawi, Zambia, South Africa and others to advance legislative recognition of the profession of counseling and expand access to mental health and career development services.
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National Board for Certified Counselors
The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) is a not-for-profit, independent certification organization whose primary purposes are to establish and monitor a national certification system, and to identify those counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained board certification. Our mission is to advance counseling as the premier certification body of the profession with a vision of enhancing society worldwide through quality counseling.