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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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

  • Developing Your Own Integrative Theory of Counseling

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

  • 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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Ethics

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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President Erford Sends Letter to CACREP Regarding Standards Draft

by Don Kenneally | Feb 07, 2013
ACA President Bradley T. Erford has sent a letter on behalf of the association to the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs providing feedback on the first draft of the 2016 CACREP accreditation standards.

ACA President Bradley T. Erford has sent a letter on behalf of the association to the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs providing feedback on the first draft of the 2016 CACREP accreditation standards. ACA applauds the focus on clarification, simplification, and unification and endorses the proposed requirement to standardize all counseling programs, regardless of specialty, at 60 credits. ACA also proposes an end to the student affairs program area and to continue the requirement to maintain membership in ACA and its divisions.

To read the letter in its entirety, click here.

The American Counseling Association would like to thank the members of the ACA CACREP Revision Task Force for their assistance: Simone Lambert (Chair), Retta Brown, Gary Goodnough, Julian McCullough, and MJ Raleigh.