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  • 2014 ILT

    Thanks to all of our 2014 ACA Institute for Leadership Training participants who attended the annual Day on the Hill and represented the counseling profession with confidence and enthusiasm! View  photos and video.
  • Podcasticon

    Free Podcast - Understanding the Ferguson, MO Crisis: A Counselor's Perspective

    ACA's Rebecca Daniel-Burke interviews Dr. Ken Oliver, an LPC in Missouri. As a St. Louis native, Dr. Oliver has a uniquely personal connection to Ferguson and the surrounding community. He serves as Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor of Counseling at Quincy University in Quincy, IL. Listen
  • Practice Briefs: Hoarding

    In this new Practice Brief, learn more about the prevalence of hoarding disorder, which was recently added as a distinct mental health diagnosis in the DSM-5. Assessment and intervention strategies for hoarding are also discussed. Read and download the Practice Brief here.
  • Counseling Today

    Counseling Today: It takes two (or more)

    Providing the best in client care and the best preparation for counselors-in-training often requires teamwork, collaboration and a willingness to break through the silos that sometimes threaten to isolate helping professionals. 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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University of Wisconsin — Whitewater

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Andrews University

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Eastern New Mexico University

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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