Siloam Springs, Ark (February 12, 1998) - Dr. John Carmack, assistant professor of counselor education in the John Brown University graduate program, was recently appointed by Governor Mike Huckabee to the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling.

Carmack, who is licensed as both a professional counselor and a marriage and family therapist, serves on the board as a representative for dually licensed examiners. As a board member, he screens potential candidates who want to receive a license in professional counseling to make sure that they are qualified. He also ensures that ethical and legal violations are reported to the board.

Carmack lives in Fort Smith where he owns and directs a Christian counseling center. He came to JBU in the summer of '97 to help the school build its counseling program.

"It has been my dream to help a Christian university start a marriage and family program," he said.

Carmack said that one of the main reasons he wanted a position on the Board of Examiners in Counseling was so that he could keep the marriage and family program at JBU as up-to-date on state regulations and requirements as possible.

Carmack graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in psychology. He also holds a M.Div. from Trinity and a Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy.

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