Archive of ACA News Items

  • 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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  • 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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