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April 2017 

Arizona Counselors Association
Annual Conference–Creativity in Counseling
April 7-8, 2017
Phoenix, AZ
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Maine Counseling Association 
Annual Conference 
April 10-11, 2017 
Rockport, ME  
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2017 Colorado Mental Health Professional Conference
April 28-29, 2017
Denver, CA
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New Mexico Counseling AssociatioConference   
April 28-29, 2017   
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May 2017 

South Dakota Counseling Association 
Conference 
May 4-6, 2017  
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2017 Connecticut Counseling Association Conference
May 5, 2017
Mystic, CT
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2017 Annual Indiana Counseling Association Conference
May 5, 2017
Columbus, IN
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June 2017

Association for Humanistic Counseling 2017 National Conference
June 1-3, 2017
Syracuse, NY
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Illuminate 
Conference   
June 8-10, 2017   
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National Career Development Association (NCDA) 
The Global Career Development Conference 
June 28-30, 2017 
Orlando, FL  
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July 2017

Arizona Counselors Association: 2017 Annual Conference
April 7-8, 2017
Phoenix, AZ
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ASERVIC Conference 2017
July 8-10, 2017
Richmond, VA
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ASCA Annual Conference
July 8-11, 2017
Denver, CO
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AADA Conference 2017
July 14-15, 2017
New York, NY
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Oklahoma Counseling Association Summer Experience Retreat and Conference
July 14-15, 2017
Wewoka, OK
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2017 California Counseling Association Conference
July 21-22, 2017
Los Angeles, CA
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Inaugural ACAC National Conference 2017
July 20-21, 2017
Arlington, VA
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2017 AMHCA Annual Conference
July 27-29, 2017
Washington, DC 
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September 2017

2017 National Assessment and Research Conference
September 8-9, 2017
Phoenix, AZ
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The Association for Creativity in Counseling 2017 Conference
September 8-9, 2017
Clearwater Beach, FL
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ARCA 60th Anniversary Conference
September 15-17, 2017
Orlando, FL
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European Branch 58th Annual Conference
September 28 – October 1, 2017
Budapest, Hungary
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October 2017

2017 Louisiana Counseling Association Annual Conference
October 1-3, 2017
Baton Rouge, LA
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ACA Governing Council Meeting
October 3-4, 2017
Chicago, IL
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ACES 2017 Conference
October 5-8, 2017
Chicago, IL
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Wyoming Counseling Association Annual Conference
October 12-14, 2017
Cody, WY
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November 2017

Kentucky Counseling Association Conference
November 1-3, 2017
Louisville, KY
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Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference
November 3-5, 2017
King of Prussia, PA
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Arkansas Counselor Association Conference
November 8-10, 2017
Hot Springs, AR
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Mississippi Counseling Association Fall Conference
November 8-10, 2017
Tupelo, MS
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All Ohio Counselors Conference
November 8-10, 2017
Columbus, OH
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Puerto Rico Counseling Association Conference
November 8-10, 2017
San Jan, PR
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Illinois Counseling Association Annual Fall Conference
November 9-11, 2017
Naperville, IL
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Virginia Counseling Association Convention
November 9-11, 2017
Hot Springs, VA
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Alabama Counseling Association Annual Conference 2017
November 15-17, 2017
Mobile, AL
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Texas Counseling Association 2017 Professional Growth Conference
November 15-18, 2017
Galveston, TX
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February 2018

Association for Specialist in Group Work National Conference
February 1-3, 2018
Savanna, GA
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Texas Counseling Association Professional School Counselor Conference
February 18-20-2318
Galveston, TX
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ILT 2013 Attendees Spend a Day on the Hill

by User Not Found | Jul 29, 2013
More than 130 ACA leaders spent the day on Capitol Hill meeting with members of Congress and their staff to lobby for legislation in the areas of mental health, school and career counseling, and veterans affairs.


ACA members meet with Representative Steve Womak (R-AR) during ACA's 2013 Institute for Leadership Training "Day on the Hill."

Counseling leaders from around the country visited Capitol Hill on Thursday, July 25, where they lobbied for important legislation.

Participants were dropped off in front of the Capitol building where they posed for a photo on the Capitol’s historic steps before heading off to meetings with members of Congress. The first stops were the Russell, Dirksen, and Hart Senate Office Buildings, where participants had in-person meetings with their respective senators. After that, the group made its way to the Cannon, Longworth, and Rayburn House Office Buildings to meet with representatives.

During these face-to-face meetings with members of Congress and their staff, Day on the Hill participants discussed three specific policy initiatives (as well as an existing piece of legislation) that would benefit both professional counselors and Americans with mental health needs:           

  • Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program – helps school districts establish or expand school-based counseling services by providing funding to hire qualified state licensed or certified school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers in order to improve school safety and increase students’ academic achievement.
  • Counseling for Career Choice Act – a grant program that will allow professional school counselors to better prepare students for making educated decisions about post-secondary options, and will increase career planning resources and services for students through partnerships with state industries and businesses.
  • Seniors Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2013 – establishes Medicare coverage of both licensed professional counselors and licensed marriage and family therapists for the provision of medically necessary outpatient psychotherapy, at the same reimbursement rates as clinical social workers.
  • Veterans Affairs Integration – despite the fact that the Veterans First Contracting Program (which explicitly recognizes licensed professional mental health counselors as clinicians within VA facilities) was enacted in 2006, there is little evidence that many of the 1,600 newly hired mental health professionals in VA facilities are counselors.


ACA member Chad Mosher with Senator John McCain (R-AZ) during ACA's 2013 Institute for Leadership Training "Day on the Hill."