• Tree of Knowledge
    Counselors, educators, and other professionals advances the counseling profession by promoting best practices in assessment, research, and evaluation in counseling. Assessments are a systematic way to obtain information about the client’s problems, concerns, strengths, resources and needs.

For more information visit the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC)

Originally the Association for Measurement and Evaluation in Guidance, AARC was chartered in 1965. The purpose of AARC is to promote the effective use of assessment in the counseling profession.

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Treating self-injury

  • Counseling Today
    Counseling Today's May cover story, "When the hurt is aimed inward," takes an intimate look at nonsuicidal self-injury. What functions does it serve for clients? What do clients need from you as the counselor? And how might the therapeutic relationship hold the key to change? More