The Latest News from ACA

  • 2015 Counseling Awareness Month Public Outreach Contest Winner Announced

    May 28, 2015
    We are proud to announce Janet de Vries as the winner of our 2015 Counseling Awareness Month Public Outreach Contest! She will receive a complimentary registration to the ACA 2016 Conference & Expo in Montreal.
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  • ACA in the News: Career Guidance

    May 27, 2015
    ACA member and past president, Lynn Linde, spoke with EdSource.org about a growing focus on preparing high school students for college and careers, and the role that counselors should play.
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  • ACA in the News: Suicide Prevention

    May 27, 2015
    ACA members Dr. Darcy Granello and Dr. Paul Granello spoke to Fact Based Health about ways to identify suicidal signs and approach those who may be in need of help.
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  • ACA Supports Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act

    May 20, 2015
    Yesterday, Dr. David Kaplan, Chief Professional Officer of the American Counseling Association (ACA), stood with Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) to introduce the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act (TFPA), which, if signed into law, would mandate the first federal ban on conversion therapy.
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  • ACA in the News: Summer Camps and Separation Anxiety

    May 13, 2015
    ACA’s Chief Professional Officer, David Kaplan, spoke with the Connection Newspapers about separation anxiety at summer camp and how to prepare for it.
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  • More LPCs to Be Included Under New TRICARE Language

    May 12, 2015
    The House Armed Services Committee has included language advocated for by the American Counseling Association (ACA) that creates a true grandparenting process for Licensed Professional Counselors to serve as Independent Practitioners under TRICARE. This groundbreaking language is part of the House version of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)–the legislation that sets the policy and rules for the nation’s armed forces.
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  • US Supreme Court Allows NJ Conversion Therapy Ban to Stand

    May 11, 2015
    As CBS News reports the Supreme Court’s decision to turn away the challenge to ban gay conversion therapy, the American Counseling Association stands with other mental health associations in supporting counselors to help youth thrive, whether they are transgender, gay, lesbian, bisexual or queer.
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  • ACA Advocacy Efforts Help Pass “Conversion Therapy” Ban in Oregon

    May 08, 2015
    On Thursday, Oregon House Bill (HB) 2307, which prohibits the practice of so-called “conversion therapy” for minors, passed in the state Senate with a 21-8 vote. The “bill for an act relating to efforts to change an individual’s orientation” will now be sent to Governor Kate Brown, who is expected to sign it into law.
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  • ACA in the News: Importance of Positive Attitude in Adulthood

    May 05, 2015
    ACA member Catherine Roland shares insights about ways to navigate older adulthood.
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  • ACA in the News: Addiction During Menopause

    Apr 28, 2015
    ACA member Dr. Adina Silvestri was interviewed in a recent Everyday Health article about addiction during menopause and how that can make seeking help harder.
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