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J. Barry Mascari, EdD

Dr. J. Barry Mascari is Chair, Counselor Education Department at Kean University and a Licensed Professional Counselor (NJ-LPC), Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (NJ-LCADC), and Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (NJ-DRCC). He was a former Chair of the NJ counselor licensing board and was President of the American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB). His research in the area of counselor licensing and professional identity led to the AASCB-ACA 20/20 initiative. He co-edited the ACA Foundation book, Terrorism, Trauma, and Tragedies: A Counselor’s Guide to Preparing and Responding and has written several peer reviewed articles on the topic. He currently serves a member of the CACREP Board. For further information go to his web page:

Kean University

Associate Professor/Chair Counselor Education Department