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Missouri Governor appoints MBU professor to Missouri committee

Gov. Michael L. Parson has named Dr. Laura Rauscher, Missouri Baptist University assistant professor, to Missouri’s Committee for Professional Counselors.

Dr. Laura Rauscher

The six-member committee is appointed by the Governor, confirmed by the Senate and comprised of five practitioners and one public member.

Alongside the Division of Professional Registration on budget and legislative matters, the committee is responsible for reviewing the educational qualifications and supervised counseling experience of applicants and investigating complaints relating to the counseling profession.

Additionally, the committee provides information and outreach to counselor education programs and professional associations to keep students and practitioners apprised of changes in the law or regulations as well as solicit input regarding committee procedures.

Rauscher is an Assistant Professor of Counseling and Education and the current director of field experience for the counseling department at Missouri Baptist University. Additionally, Rauscher owns her own private practice in O’Fallon with a focus on child and adolescent clients.

She is a member of the American Counseling Association, American Counseling Association of Missouri, and the Missouri Mental Health Counselors Association, among others. Dr. Rauscher holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, Master of Education with an emphasis in counseling, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with an emphasis in counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.