Webinars for Counselors

Upcoming (Live) Webinars

Trauma Webinar Series

The effects of trauma have evolved alongside changes in our society. Are you prepared to help traumatized clients?

Wednesdays: October 7- November 18, 2015
1-2 pm ET
7 CEs: $119 members; $159 nonmembers

Clinical, school, and college counselors: This is your chance to explore the increasingly complex topic of trauma across the spectrum of counseling. Learn how to complete a thorough, thoughtful assessment and then dive deeper into timely, specific topics.

BONUS Conference Call – Wellness and Self Care for Trauma Counselors
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 – 1-2pm ET

Participants may attend a bonus conference call on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 – 1-2pm ET. Discuss self-care and burn out prevention strategies. This  conference call will focus on counselors who work with traumatized clients.

Registration is currently closed.

Helpful Resource:
Counseling Around the World: An International Handbook
Edited by Thomas H. Hohenshil, Norman E. Amundson, and Spencer G. Niles

International Counseling Case Studies Handbook
edited by Roy Moodley, Marguerite Lengyell, Rosa Wu, and Uwe P. Gielen

 Questions? For technical issues, contact Debbie Johnson at 
djohnson@counseling.org or (800) 347-6647 ext. 321. For registration support, contact Member Services at membership@counseling.org or (800) 347-6647 ext. 222.

Can't make the date and/or time? No problem. All ACA webinars are available to download and watch on demand for up to one year after purchase. Instructions will be included within your registration confirmation.

Did you attend the DSM-5 / ICD-10 webinar?  If you missed it, there's still time to register and watch the on-demand version.  Remember, the date to implement ICD-10 is October 1st, 2015.  Click on this link below to watch this webinar.


  • Essentials for Counselors to Implement the DSM-5 and ICD-10

  • Crazy Love: Dealing with Your Partner's Problem Personality

  • USING THE DSM-5: Countdown to October 1, 2015

  • ACA Ethical Standards Casebook and Boundary Issues in Counseling

  • Profit is not a Four-Letter Word

  • NEW ACA 2014 Code of Ethics: A 6-part Webinar Series

  • Spend An Afternoon With Dr. Irv Yalom

  • Distance Counseling, HITECH, and HIPAA: Navigating Compliance, the Law, and Ethics

  • Confronting the Darkness: Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Suicide Assessment, and Counselor Self-Care After Client Suicide

  • DSM-5 Specifics, Drilling Down With the New Diagnostic Tools

  • DSM-5: Navigating the New Terrain

  • Adult ADHD: Help Your Clients to Thrive: if they have ADHD (or think they might)

  • Why does culture matter? Isn't counseling just counseling regardless?

  • The Secrets to Surviving Infidelity

  • Neuroscience: The Cutting Edge of Counseling's Future

  • The Bootstrapper's Guide to Building a Private Practice from Scratch

  • Counseling Our Troops, Veterans, and Military Families: Cutting Edge Strategies

  • Developing Your Own Integrative Theory of Counseling

  • Depression: New and Emerging Treatment Strategies

  • The Counselor and the Law: Avoiding the "Dirty Dozen" Legal and Ethics Traps

  • Creative Counseling When You Don't Have Time To Be Creative

Important Webinar Series Information

What if I miss one or more of the webinars?
No problem, you can watch any/all of the webinars you have missed on-demand after the live event. Sorry but you cannot sign up for single sessions within this series.

How late can I register for the series?
You can register at any time, but registration will close for each live event one hour prior to the event. If you register after one or more webinars have already occurred, you will be able to access the previous webinars on-demand.

When will I receive my password for each event?
An individual password for each live event will be sent to you via email the day before the event. Emails for on-demand webinars will be sent out with viewing instructions at the time of purchase.

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Latest News

Final TRICARE Rules More Beneficial to Licensed Professional Counselors

by Amber McLaughlin | Jul 18, 2014
Many Licensed Professional Counselors will benefit under the Final Rule published by the Department of Defense (DoD) on July 17, 2014. The Final Rules apply to the TRICARE Certified Mental Health Counselors (TCMHC) category. Several provisions included were those advocated for by the American Counseling Association over the last several years.
The Final Rule will finally allow LPCs meeting specific criteria to operate as independent practitioners under TRICARE. This has been a key component in ACA’s efforts to demonstrate parity among those providing mental health services. In addition, TRICARE is extending the transition period for meeting education, examination, and supervised clinical practice criteria to January 1, 2017. Without this extension, the window for eligibility would have ended in just over five months on December 31. With the extension, our members will have had five full years to meet the criteria which include:
  1. Possession of a master’s degree or higher from a mental health counseling program accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Education Programs (CACREP) and passage of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE); OR,
  2. Possession of a master’s degree or higher in counseling from a regionally accredited institution and passage of the National Clinical Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE).

“DoD made the right choice in allowing LPCs to become independent practitioners in TRICARE, and with the extension of the time in which to meet the criteria,” said Robert L. Smith, ACA President.

Another provision of the Final Rule will allow those in the Supervised Mental Health Counselor (SMHC) category to continue beyond the current December 31, 2014 deadline. The SMHC works via physician supervision and referral. Those counselors in this category were going to lose that status and no longer be able to practice within TRICARE. These practitioners will now have an indefinite extension.

“We were very pleased that DoD made the wise decision to continue the SMHC category of provider. This move is congruent with many state licensure laws and helps to ensure that more LPCs will be able to practice under TRICARE,” said Richard Yep, ACA Chief Executive Officer.

Many of the changes in the Final Rule encompassed the recommendations which were advocated by ACA. “Our goal was to work diligently to ensure that the final rule was less exclusionary, and therefore would allow our members to provide help to service members and their families,” said Art Terrazas, ACA Director of Government Affairs.

More details on the Final Rule will be coming soon but rest assured that ACA will continue to work for all LPCs to ensure they find a place within TRICARE. Please stay tuned to ACA communications channels for more updates. Read the final rule here.