Archive of ACA News Items

  • 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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  • Improved Access to Mental Health Care!

    Nov 08, 2013
    This morning, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced final rules for the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act at a mental health conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta with former first lady Rosalynn Carter.
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  • ACA in the News: Technology and Bullying

    Nov 04, 2013
    ACA's CEO, Richard Yep, was recently interviewed by Boston radio station, WERS-FM, regarding cyber-bullying. In the segment, “A Safe Place: The new breed of bully,” Yep, along with Katie Davis of MTV’S “A Thin Line” and Felicia Vargas of Boston Public Schools, discuss how technology has transformed bullying.
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  • ACA in the News: Cyberbullying

    Oct 30, 2013
    Richard Yep, ACA Executive Director and CEO, recently explained the vital role professional counselors play in combating cyberbullying. Read his Huffington Post byline, which was featured in the Impact section on October 18, 2013.
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  • ACA Participates in National Dialogue on Mental Health

    Oct 21, 2013
    On October 12, 2013, ACA participated in a Creating Community Solutions discussion on mental health. Convened by Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, the town hall event was part of a national dialogue to promote solutions to the challenges faced by those with mental health issues. Over 400 participants – students, family members, concerned residents and service providers – joined together at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C. to discuss critical issues on complex challenges relating to mental health issues and services.
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  • CACREP/CORE Announce New Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Standards

    Oct 09, 2013
    CACREP and its corporate affiliate CORE have released the newly adopted Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Standards (ClRC) for immediate use by master’s degree counseling programs seeking to become accredited.
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  • ACA in the News: Joblessness and Mental Health

    Oct 09, 2013
    American Counseling Association president, Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji, was recently interviewed by RT-TV America as part of a news story addressing unemployment and suicide. In the segment, which aired on Monday, October 2, 2013, in Washington D.C., Dr. West-Olantunji explains the link between jobs, our identity, and mental health, and provides sound advice for coping in uncertain times.
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  • ACA in the News: Anniversary of 9/11

    Sep 19, 2013
    David Kaplan, PhD, ACA's Chief Professional Officer, spoke to 99.1 WNEW in Washington, D.C. on the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. During the interview, Dr. Kaplan discussed how to help children and communities deal with large-scale traumas and disasters.
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  • Tick Tock…Heed The HIPAA/HITECH Clock!

    Sep 18, 2013
    Counselors should be aware that 2013 has brought important new changes to HIPAA and that September 23, 2013 is the compliance deadline for many of these new regulatory requirements.
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  • ACA in the News: Budget Cuts

    Sep 17, 2013
    ACA's Art Terrazas, grass-roots advocacy coordinator, recently spoke with a reporter from U.S. News & World Report regarding the recommended student to counselor ratio and the impact of cuts to school counseling programs. "One area that can be impacted by the added burden counselors take on is students' mental health."
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  • Teachers College Hosts Tribute to Albert Ellis

    Sep 12, 2013
    On September 25, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Teachers College will host a special event to honor the legacy of Albert Ellis in the Milbank Chapel of Columbia University.
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  • Morgan Spurlock is Opening Keynote Speaker for ACA's 2014 Conference And Expo

    Sep 05, 2013
    Morgan Spurlock is an award-winning writer, director, and producer best known for his immersive explorations of the social issues that both directly and indirectly shape the choices and life paths of our clients, students, colleagues… and ourselves. As a man with his finger on the pulse of a rapidly changing society, Spurlock will share experiences, insights, and reflections from the front lines of American culture.
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  • Counseling Profession Loses a Friend and a Legend of Counseling

    Aug 28, 2013
    On August 23, 2013 Dr. William Glasser died peacefully in his home surrounded by his wife Carleen and his son Martin. He had been in a state of declining health for several years and had been retired for four years.
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  • ACA Announces Saturday Keynote Speaker for 2014 Conference & Expo

    Aug 22, 2013
    Cloé Madanes is a world-renowned innovator and teacher of family and brief therapy and one of the originators of the strategic approach to family therapy.
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