Archive of ACA News Items

  • The Counseling Profession Asks State Licensure Boards to Adopt A Consensus Title and More

    Jul 01, 2015
    On behalf of the counseling profession, letters were sent to each state licensure board asking them to adopt the licensure title (“Licensed Professional Counselor”) and scope of practice agreed upon as part of the Building Blocks to Portability Project.
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  • ACA e-books are here!

    Jun 29, 2015
    Your new counseling library is just a few clicks away.
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  • ACA Media Spotlight: Employers & Mental Health

    Jun 29, 2015
    Dr. David Kaplan, ACA’s Chief Professional Officer, spoke with Associations Now about ways organizations can help employees cope with tragedy in light of the Charleston shooting.
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  • ACA Media Spotlight: Sometimes It's All in the Perspective

    Jun 25, 2015
    In her June column for Psychology Today, ACA President-elect Dr. Thelma Duffey shares advice on gaining perspective when our plans do not work out as expected. Sometimes when Plan A fails, we feel grief and loss. By forming a new perspective, we can work wonders to take the power out of any lingering hurt or feelings of rejection.
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  • ACA’s First International Conference Begins!

    Jun 18, 2015
    The 2015 ACA-Asia Pacific Counseling Conference kicked off in Singapore today (at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre) with attendees from 12 different countries around the region. The theme is Being an Effective and Resilient Counselor.
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  • ACA Media Spotlight: Preparing for Summer Camp

    Jun 15, 2015
    ACA member Victoria Kress shared insights with Babble regarding what to expect when sending a child to camp this summer.
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  • ACA in the News: Professional Development & Community Service

    Jun 15, 2015
    ACA’s CEO Richard Yep was interviewed by CEO Update about his decision to encourage ACA staffers to develop professional skills and give back to their communities.
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  • ACA Media Spotlight: Defeating the Deficit Model of Aging

    Jun 10, 2015
    In her June column for Psychology Today, Dr. Catherine Roland, ACA president-elect-elect, discussed our ability to defeat the deficit model of aging by learning how to reframe perspectives on life. As we get older, we sometimes forget to recognize our strengths and achievements.
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  • ACA Welcomes Natasha L. Rankin, CAE as Chief Operating Officer

    Jun 10, 2015
    With more than 15 years’ experience successfully engaging leaders to further an organization’s vision and business goals, Natasha is an entrepreneurial association executive committed to building successful organizations and enhancing value by bringing creativity, flexibility, and authenticity to her role as a leader, strategist, and team builder.
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  • ACA in the News: Fighting for Students With Disabilities in New Mexico

    Jun 05, 2015
    ACA’s Director of Government Affairs, Art Terrazas, spoke with the Associated Press about a report stating that New Mexico ranks well below the national average in graduating students with disabilities with a regular high school diploma. Over the last few months, ACA has advocated for Governor Martinez of New Mexico to allocate unspent state funds to the Development Disabilities Waivers Program.
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  • ACA in the News: Unrealistic Expectations

    Jun 04, 2015
    ACA member Dr. Shannon Karl shared insights on the roots of unhappiness with Care.com. Many people find they are unhappy at some point in their lives. Dr. Karl explains that Hollywood’s depictions of life can be deceiving.
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  • 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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