Counseling Knowledge Center

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    Welcome to the ACA Knowledge Center.  

    The Knowledge Center is a resource for our members and non-members to help you keep up with professional and counseling trends.  

    You will find resources such as Ethics, Licensure Requirements, Syllabus Clearinghouse, Webinars, Podcasts and more.

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  • 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

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The department of Ethics is responsible for providing access to and interpretation of the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics.

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Licensure Requirements

Professional education program accreditation is the process whereby a college or university professional program (e.g. counseling or psychology) voluntarily undergoes review by an accrediting body.

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ACA-ACES Syllabus Clearinghouse

This unique resource was developed to help counselor educators discover creative approaches to course development, while also saving time and enriching the profession.

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