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Niles to Edit Counseling Journal; Named ACA Fellow

A press release about Spencer "Skip" Niles, who was named an American Counseling Association fellow and is to edit the Journal of Counseling and Development.


By Joe Savrock (May 2007)



Skip Niles

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Spencer "Skip" Niles, professor of counselor education, recently received two separate honors from the American Counseling Association (ACA), the largest professional counseling association in the world.

Niles has been named editor-elect of the Journal of Counseling & Development (JCA), the quarterly flagship journal of the ACA. JCD has a circulation of over 50,000. It publishes articles that have broad interest for a readership composed mostly of counselors and other mental health professionals who work in private practice, schools, colleges, community agencies, hospitals, and government. Niles' term runs from 2008 to 2011.

In addition, Niles was named an ACA Fellow at the association's annual conference recently. Fellow status is given to an ACA member of professional distinction who has been recognized for significant and unique contributions in professional practice, scientific achievement and governance, or teaching and training.

Previously, Niles received the David Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award and the Extended Research Award, both from ACA. He also is a Fellow of the National Career Development Association, and is a previous editor of The Career Development Quarterly.