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  • ACA Participates in White House Convening

    Last month, in partnership with the White House’s College Opportunity Agenda and the First Lady’s Reach Higher Initiative, San Diego State U. convened an invitation only gathering of committed leaders focused on improving school counseling preparation, programs, and practices with the goal of increasing college access for all students. CEO Rich Yep represented ACA in a national stakeholder's panel. Learn more here.
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    Free Podcast - Integral Deep Listening (IDL)

    Learn about this unique system of healing, balancing, and transformation from its creator, Dr. Joseph Dillard. IDL can be used to treat nightmares, physical illnesses, relationship issues, and much more. Listen
  • Practice Briefs: Borderline Personality Disorder

    Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is defined in the DSM-5 as "a pervasive pattern of instability in interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affect that involves impulsive behavior and difficulties in regulating emotions." In this new Practice Brief, multiple assessment strategies and difficulties related to treating BPD are discussed. Read and download the Practice Brief here.
  • Counseling Today

    Counseling Today: Look before you leap

    Transitioning into private practice can be rewarding, but counselors interested in making that jump should first consider the challenges they’ll invariably face and the skills necessary for success. More
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    Video: The True Value of the ACA Conference

    In this short video, ACA's Theresa Holmes addresses several of the most common questions we receive about the financial investment of attending the ACA Conference. View the video and visit the Conference website!
  • Read Our Weekly Newspaper Columns

    "Counseling Corner" columns help educate the public about counseling issues, counselors, and the counseling profession. Read all columns to date, and learn how you can use them to promote counseling. More

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  • Multiculturalism: Acknowledging the Individuality of Cultures and Nationalities

    Dec 04, 2014
    For the past several months I have actively watched Korean shows, which have taught me a lot. As my ears adjusted to the Korean language, I am now able to differentiate between Korean and non-Korean languages (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese Hokkien, etc.).
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  • A note to the homeless; there is hope.

    Dec 02, 2014
    A few years ago I was in New York City for the day and while sitting on a park bench waiting for my wife as she fought valiantly to find a sanitary pubic bathroom (yay for bookstores), I took up a conversation with an older woman who sat down next to me on the public bench. She was well spoken and you could see that she put in effort to look her best. She had two large bags with her and I thought her to be one of the million shoppers that make NYC so rich.
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Counseling Jobs

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Sara Brandt

University of Wisconsin — Whitewater

“I love knowing that I have resources at my fingertips any time of day! As a graduate student, we are studying at all hours and when I need information I can log on to ACA anytime”

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Brad Hinman

Andrews University

“One of the things I love the most about being a student member of ACA is that I can be part of an organization that includes veteran counselors and therapists as well as students. It is a great way to connect to my future career and learn from others who have gone before me”

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Dawn Riley

Eastern New Mexico University

“What I love about being a student member of ACA is the security I have in knowing that I have a professional family to turn to for all things counseling…”

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Heather Fuller

Capella University

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Pat Baranczyk

Winona State University

“ACA student membership gives me access to what I need to support my career at a price I can afford...It is a bargain I can’t afford to pass up”

ACA Publications

  • Culturally Responsive Counseling With Latinas/os

    Culturally Responsive Counseling With Latinas/os

    Patricia Arredondo, Maritza Gallardo-Cooper, Edward A. Delgado-Romero, and Angela L. Zapata
    In what may be the most comprehensive book published to date about counseling Latinas/os, the authors provide culture-centered assessment and intervention strategies for effective clinical practice with individuals and families.... Learn More
  • Eating Disorders and Obesity

    Eating Disorders and Obesity

    Laura H. Choate
    Both practical and comprehensive, this long-needed book provides a clear framework for the assessment, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders and obesity.... Learn More
  • Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counseling

    Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counseling, 2nd edition

    Jeffrey T. Guterman
    The most current trends in solution-focused counseling are explored in the latest edition of this updated and expanded text... Learn More
  • Family Violence

    Family Violence

    David M. Lawson
    Counselors-in-training, educators, and practitioners will benefit greatly from this in-depth and thought-provoking look at family violence, its effects, and treatment options... Learn More