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  • ACA Supports Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act

    ACA was proud to stand with Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) last month when he introduced H. R. 2450, the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act. Congressman Lieu’s bill would be the first federal ban on conversion therapy and would apply to minors and adults alike. Learn more
  • Practice Briefs: Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD)

    The new Practice Brief showcase column in Counseling Today will share insights into one Practice Brief each month. This month, the new diagnosis of Excoriation Disorder is explored. Read more
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    Counseling Today: Group Effort

    Counselors engaged in group work often marvel at the dynamic of ‘peer power’ to effect change in clients’ lives. More
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    "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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  • Prepare Your Clients for these 9 Issues — or Else!

    Jun 24, 2015
    A Focus on Counseling Client Education Expectations are everything; and getting buy-in for how things work at your practice is an important part of facilitating happy, satisfied, clients. However, too often client education and informed consent resembles the oft-ignored “terms of use” contract in iTunes. Clients are handed a sheet with 2,000 words of 10-point text and asked to sign (or click “I agree”) to move forward.
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  • Understanding and Improving Mental Health in the Workplace

    Jun 19, 2015
    Scope of the Problem Nearly 1 in 5 Americans have had a diagnosable mental health condition in the last year. i In fact, according to the World Health Organization, five of the 10 leading causes of disability are mental health issues.ii
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Counseling Jobs

  • DELAWARE - The Medical Group of Christiana Care

    Jun 30, 2015
    The Medical Group of Christiana Care has an excellent FT career opportunity for a Behavioral Health Consultant to work in our HealthCare Center at Christiana Hospital. Our Behavioral Health Consultants are part of an integrated model of clinical care that provides for Behavioral Health Consultants to be embedded in primary care and specialty practices throughout The Medical Group of Christiana Care.
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  • OHIO - The Knapp Center

    Jun 30, 2015
    The Knapp Center for Childhood Development is looking to hire Licensed Professional Counselors for our pediatric day treatment program in Boardman, OH!
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University of Wisconsin — Whitewater

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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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Eastern New Mexico University

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Capella University

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Winona State University

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  • ACA Ethical Standards Casebook, Seventh Edition

    ACA Ethical Standards Casebook, Seventh Edition

    Barbara Herlihy and Gerald Corey
    The seventh edition of this top-selling text provides a comprehensive resource for understanding the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and applying its principles to daily practice.... Learn More
  • A Contemporary Approach to Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Counseling, Second Edition

    A Contemporary Approach to Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Counseling, Second Edition

    Ford Brooks and Bill McHenry
    Written as an introduction to the field of addiction counseling, this text covers the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to counsel people who are struggling with addiction.... Learn More
  • Career Counseling: Holism, Diversity, and Strengths, Fourth Edition

    Career Counseling: Holism, Diversity, and Strengths, Fourth Edition

    Norman C. Gysbers, Mary J. Heppner, and Joseph A. Johnston
    The latest edition of this bestseller presents a holistic, strengths-based, and theoretically sound model of career development and the career counseling process.... Learn More
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    A Counselor's Guide to Working With Men

    edited by Matt Englar-Carlson, Marcheta P. Evans, and Thelma Duffey
    Focusing on the unique opportunities and challenges associated with counseling men, this book examines a variety of critical issues pertaining to the psychology of men and masculinity and presents successful, evidence-based strategies for treatment.... Learn More