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  • 2014 Mid-Term Elections Report

    ACA’s Department of Government Affairs has prepared a special members-only report that examines several key Senate and Congressional races in the 2014 mid-term elections and how their results will impact our legislative agenda. We hope you will find it to be a useful tool in ongoing advocacy efforts for your profession. View the report 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: Infertility

    Though infertility is a medical condition, it is often described as a biopsychosocial crisis for both men and women because it includes multiple physical, financial, social, and psychological stressors. This Practice Brief discusses the Fertility Problem Inventory and intervention strategies like grief and couples counseling. 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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Counseling Jobs

  • WASHINGTON - EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY - Assistant Professor in Counselor Education

    Oct 29, 2014
    The Counselor Education Program at Eastern Washington University is committed to the professional success of students in the Master's of Science in Applied Psychology, School Counseling emphasis, in keeping with the high standards established by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
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  • CALIFORNIA - Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

    Oct 29, 2014
    Will provide individual and family therapy for youth on probation meeting program requirements. Services will be community based and will involve individual, collateral, and case management services. Will be providing dual diagnosis and mental health services utilizing evidence-based practices.
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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

“I am a part of something so much bigger than me…”

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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”

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  • 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