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  • Elections and the Profession Report Coming Soon!

    While ACA cannot and does not endorse candidates for public office, it is important that we keep our members informed about the 2014 elections. ACA’s Grassroots Organizer is preparing a special members-only report (available mid-October) that will examine several key Senate races and how their results will impact our legislative agenda. We hope that all of our members will find it to be a useful tool in their ongoing advocacy efforts for the profession. Learn more about ACA Government Affairs here.
  • Podcasticon

    Free Podcast - Chronic Pain

    People who suffer from chronic pain are often misunderstood and appear on the doorsteps of professional counselors after being referred by a medical doctor who thinks the pain is "all in their head." In this podcast, Peggy Di Vincenzo, LPC and MFT, describes her way of diagnosing and treating this important client group. Listen
  • Practice Briefs: Erectile Dysfunction

    In this new Practice Brief, learn more about erectile dysfunction, which occurs in 10-20 million American men. Assessment and intervention strategies such as pharmacotherapy and sex therapy are discussed. Read and download the Practice Brief here.
  • Counseling Today

    Counseling Today: All in the family

    A family’s influence on its members is lifelong, and counselors must keep that effect in mind as they seek to understand and treat their clients, whether as a family unit or individually. More
  • 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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  • Beneath the Sheets: 3 things you never say to a sex addict

    Oct 16, 2014
    There’s a stigma associated with being a “sex addict” that differs from any other addiction label. It’s like a double taboo that no one wants to be associated with. Of course, whether you use the term “sex addict” or “impulse control disorder,” the treatment remains the same.
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  • A Call For Action: Advocating for Our Profession in Serving Older Adults

    Oct 07, 2014
    I have had a hiatus from writing blogs for the ACA due to life events, but since my last blog, I have remained active and passionate in my work with older adults. All the while coming across cases and experiences that I knew would make for a great blog topic. So in starting back up this blog project, I look forward to sharing these many experiences and the growth I feel I have gained from each one.
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Counseling Jobs

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Sara Brandt

University of Wisconsin — Whitewater

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Brad Hinman

Andrews University

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Dawn Riley

Eastern New Mexico University

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Heather Fuller

Capella University

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Pat Baranczyk

Winona State University

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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
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