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Patricia M. Boer, EdD, NCCC Director for Center for Career Life Planning PatBoer

Patricia M. Boer, EdD, LMHC, NCCC, DCC

* Pat recently returned to her hometown, Coronado, CA, after spending many years in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she first opened the Center for Career/Life Planning. As a National Certified Career Counselor (NCCC) she provided career counseling services for individual and small groups as well as consulting services for the Impact Group nationally. Internationally she also assisted clients, representing over 30 countries via remote services for the Online Career Center ( known today as

* Her publication, Career Counseling over the Internet, (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates: Mahwah, NJ and London. 2001), describes her experiences as the first online career counselor, Career Guru, for OCC/ The book serves as a prototype for training future online career consultants.

* Earlier in her career, Pat served as the Director of the Continuing Education Center for Women, a full service career center located at Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis. In addition she served as Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Educational Leadership at Ball State University; the Department of Organizational Leadership, University of Indianapolis; and most recently in the Counseling Department at the School for Educational Leadership and Educational Sciences, University of San Diego.

* As the recipient of national creative programming awards on leadership, career development and women’s issues, Pat is sought as a public speaker and international presenter. She has delivered papers on Creative Teaching at the Association for Creative Teaching (ACT), in Lucerne, Switzerland, and at Conferences at the University of Extremadura, Caceres, Spain and School of Business, Bordeaux, France.

* Pat graduated from the University of San Diego, earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN and Doctorate in Adult Education, with a Cognate in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University, Muncie, IN. She is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana and a Registered Professional Counselor in California.