Archive of ACA News Items

  • ACA Takes a Stand for the Code of Ethics

    Feb 26, 2014
    Earlier this morning, ACA President Cirecie West-Olatunji sent a letter to Arizona Governor Janice Brewer asking her to veto S.B. 1062.
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  • ACAF 2014 Graduate Student Essay Competitions Winners Announced

    Feb 24, 2014
    The 2014 ACA Foundation Graduate Student Essay competitions have come to a close. A record 400 essays were submitted for the annual competition.
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  • ACA in the News: Hispanics and Access to Mental Health Care

    Feb 20, 2014
    NPR affiliate, WDDE, recently looked at the barriers individuals within the Hispanic population face when seeking mental health care in the U.S. Dr. Patricia Arredondo, past president of ACA, was interviewed to discuss accessibility issues and more.
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  • First Scholars-in-Residence Announced

    Feb 19, 2014
    The ACA Center for Counseling Practice, Policy, and Research announces its selection of the first two Scholars-in-Residence (SIR) interns: Adam Carter, a doctoral degree student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Jasmine Mcleod, a School Counseling Specialist with the Baltimore City Public Schools system.
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  • ACA Members Choose Duffey as Next President-elect

    Feb 19, 2014
    Thelma Duffey will serve as the American Counseling Association’s 64th president after being elected by a vote of the association’s membership.
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  • Chelsea Clinton Recognizes Counselors at Time to THRIVE

    Feb 18, 2014
    Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, recently delivered a keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign's inaugural Time to THRIVE Conference in Las Vegas.
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  • ACA in the News: Video Games and Counseling

    Feb 18, 2014
    The Daily Beast recently interviewed ACA member, Stephen Kuniak, to learn more about his use of video games in counseling.
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  • ACA in the News: Tips for NIght Shift Workers

    Feb 12, 2014
    Night shift work can take a toll on many aspects of life. ACA's Dr. David Kaplan provides advice for managing relationships in a U.S. News & World Report article.
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  • ACA in the News: Family Counselors

    Feb 05, 2014
    Localjobnetwork.com recently interviewed American Counseling Association member, Dr. Barry Ginsberg for a segment called, “I Want to Be a – Family Counselor.”
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  • Ethics Competition Results

    Feb 04, 2014
    The scores from the 2013-2014 Graduate Student Ethics Competition have been tallied, and the final results are in! Congratulations to all of the teams that placed, and thank you to everyone who participated.
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  • ACA in the News: What About Millennials?

    Jan 08, 2014
    Our own Dr. David Kaplan was recently interviewed by Next Generation TV correspondent, Michelle Fields, about what makes the Millennial generation different from other generations. Are Millennials self-important lazy video game players who are obsessed with their phones and social media, or do they have a healthy sense of life-work balance and the potential to be the next great generation?
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  • ACA in the News: Crisis Counseling

    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.
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  • Dr. David Kaplan Sheds Light on Emotional Trauma

    Dec 12, 2013
    School Nutrition Magazine recently interviewed the American Counseling Association’s Dr. David Kaplan for a story on recovery after a traumatic event.
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  • New Image Contest Provides Chance to Represent the Profession

    Dec 09, 2013
    Showcase your creativity as an artist, designer, or photographer! Submit an original work representing "the power of counseling in today's world" and you could win an ACA eGift Certificate. ACA will also create a Counseling Awareness Month poster using YOUR winning image!
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  • Former ACA President Bob Nejedlo Passes Away

    Dec 05, 2013
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  • ACA in the News: Using Technology to Connect With Youth

    Dec 03, 2013
    Richard Yep, Chief Executive Officer of ACA, wrote a byline for eSchool News discussing how professional counselors are using specific platforms to assist in their efforts to reach younger clients.
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  • Newtown Lions Foundation Sandy Hook Elementary Fund Needs Your Help

    Nov 25, 2013
    The following is a heartfelt message from ACA’s Connecticut branch, the Connecticut Counseling Association, about the continued need to support those affected by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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  • ACA in the News: Access to Mental Health Care & Suicide

    Nov 20, 2013
    After the recent tragedy involving Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds and his son, Austin (Gus) Deeds, the American Counseling Association’s Dr. David Kaplan was interviewed by Washington, DC’s FOX 5 News. He shared thoughts regarding access to mental health care and acts of violence committed by suicidal individuals. Dr. Kaplan also explained how professional counselors can help those in need.
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  • ACA Partners With HRC to Support LGBTQ Youth

    Nov 18, 2013
    The National Education Association (NEA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA) have become Co-Presenting Conference Partners at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s inaugural Time To THRIVE Conference – supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
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  • ACA in the News: Expanded Mental Health Coverage

    Nov 14, 2013
    On Tuesday, November 12, the American Counseling Association’s CEO, Richard Yep, was interviewed by CBS’s local affiliate in Washington, DC, WUSA-9. Topics of discussion: the Affordable Care Act, increased access to mental health services through the Act, and how professional counselors are available to help those in need.
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