CCE Impact Book

Dr. Loretta Bradley, NCC, ACS, LPC, LPC-S, LMFT, LMFT-S, NCCC, NCCS Approved Clinical Supervisor Since 1998 A native of Ashland, Kentucky, Dr. Loretta Bradley is the coordinator of the counselor education program and the director of the PhD counselor education program at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where she also holds the Paul Whitfield Horn Endowed Professorship in Counselor Education. Dr. Bradley earned her PhD in counselor education and supervision from Purdue University. After teaching clinical supervision for years and writing a book on supervision in 1989, she decided to earn the CCE Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential. “I could see that the profession was going in the direction of credentialing, and I thought it would be a good credential for me to have because supervision was my specialty,” she says. “Having a credential informs the public that counselors have met certain requirements of education and experience, and a degree of advanced training. I believe it lends credibility and that it’s another way for the public to feel protected. It also prevents the admission of unqualified persons doing certain types of work, and in turn helps ensure a better quality of client care.” Prior to her affiliation with Texas Tech University, Dr. Bradley was an associate professor of human development counseling at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and an assistant dean of the College of Education at Temple University. She is a former president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC), and the Texas Association for Adult Development and Aging (TAADA). She is an ACA