The Latest News from ACA

  • Urgent: Disaster Mental Health Assistance Needed in Louisiana

    Aug 16, 2016
    Louisiana is currently experiencing catastrophic flooding on the level of Hurricane Sandy. As of August 15, 2016, over 24,000 households have been affected and at least 7 fatalities reported. Over 10,000 people are staying in 60 Red Cross shelters. In order to help those affected, the American Red Cross is currently deploying new disaster mental health volunteers with no prior Red Cross experience.
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  • ACA Partners With SAMHSA for 2016 Voice Awards on August 10

    Aug 09, 2016
    ACA is proud to be a program partner of the 2016 SAMHSA Voice Awards, which honor exemplary television/film productions that educate the public about behavioral health and consumer/peer/family leaders who demonstrate that recovery from mental health conditions and addictions is possible.
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  • ACA Responds to Shootings in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas

    Jul 08, 2016
    “We are all saddened by the latest shootings in Baton Rouge and outside of Minneapolis. This is all further heightened by the shooting in Dallas. We take comfort in knowing that ACA members provide valuable services to communities and individuals who are trying to make sense of these tragic events,” said Rich Yep, CEO of the American Counseling Association.
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  • ACA Media Spotlight: Mobilizing Support in Aftermath of Orlando Tragedy

    Jun 30, 2016
    ACA member, Dr. Kristin Page, recently spoke to Mental Health Weekly about efforts to provide services to the LGBT community, churches, community centers, businesses, and first responder locations.
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  • ACA Wins Prestigious Summit Award for Boys & Girls Clubs of America Toolkit

    Jun 28, 2016
    The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) will honor six associations with the 2016 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A Awards. The six organizations will accept their awards on October 5 during the 17th Annual Power of A Summit Awards Dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.
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  • ACA in the News: Addressing the Psychological Toll on First Responders

    Jun 21, 2016
    David Kaplan, chief professional officer at American Counseling Association and a former first responder, spoke to ABC News about the realities faced by some emergency personnel in the aftermath of tragedy.
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  • ACA Media Spotlight: Cinematherapy

    Jun 21, 2016
    ACA member Bronwyn Robertson recently spoke with Everyday Health about cinematherapy and the healing power of movies.
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  • ACA Media Spotlight: Vicarious Trauma

    Jun 14, 2016
    ACA’s chief professional officer, Dr. David Kaplan, recently discussed the impact of terrorism on society's collective mental health in an interview with the Huffington Post.
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  • ACA Offers Condolences to Those Affected by Orlando Tragedy

    Jun 14, 2016
    The American Counseling Association (ACA) wishes to convey our deepest sympathies to those who have been harmed in the Orlando shooting this weekend, friends and family who have lost someone, and the community affected by this tragedy.
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  • ACA 2017 Conference & Expo Will Be Held in San Francisco

    Jun 13, 2016
    After withdrawing from Nashville due to the passage of Tennessee HB1840/SB1556, which is a discriminatory law that clearly targets the LGBTQ community, the American Counseling Association (ACA) has decided to relocate its 2017 Conference & Expo to San Francisco, CA.
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