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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ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

  • 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)

  • The Secrets to Surviving Infidelity

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

  • Developing Your Own Integrative Theory of Counseling

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

  • Depression: New and Emerging Treatment Strategies

  • Neuroscience: The Cutting Edge of Counseling's Future

  • Why does culture matter? Isn't counseling just counseling regardless?

  • Creative Counseling When You Don't Have Time To Be Creative

  • The Counselor and the Law: Avoiding the "Dirty Dozen" Legal and Ethics Traps

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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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ACA in the News: Crisis Counseling

by Ashwini Yelamanchili | Dec 16, 2013
Dr. David Kaplan, ACA's Chief Professional Officer, was recently interviewed by NBC News for an article about crisis counseling on the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. “What you are there for, more than anything else, is to identify those who are having real difficulty," Dr. Kaplan stated.
Read the entire article at NBC News.