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New Web Page Addresses Accreditation and Licensure Portability


ACA has launched a new information page related to accreditation and licensure portability. There are a number of resources on the site, including a link to a new podcast. We have also expanded ways for you to connect with professional staff should you have any questions.

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  • Member Kit Archive

    ACA Member Toolkit

    Members: Download your monthly ACA Member Toolkit for important announcements/reminders, links to our latest learning opportunities, job leads, and much more. Please note that the FREE CE of the Month is only available through the end of the month in which the Toolkit runs. 
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  • Message from ACA CEO Richard Yep Regarding Tennessee HB 1840/SB 1556

    With Governor Bill Haslam’s signature this week, Tennessee became the latest state to sign into law discriminatory “religious freedom” legislation targeting the LGBTQ community. Tennessee’s HB 1840/SB 1556 permits counselors to deny services and refer clients based on the provider’s “strongly held beliefs.”
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  • podcasticon

    Free Podcast - Values & Ethics in Counseling

    Dana Heller Levitt and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead provide an overview of the ethical code and how counselors need to address their personal values in the counseling relationship. Case examples and practice guidance is offered throughout this conversation.  Listen
  • Counseling Today

    Counseling Today: Fertile grounds for bullying

    Most people associate bullying with schools and adolescence, but even as society struggles to effectively address its more “traditional” forms and settings, the timeline and tactics of bullying continue to change. More
  • Read Our Weekly Newspaper Columns

    "Counseling Corner" columns help educate the public about counseling issues, counselors, and the counseling profession. Read all columns to date, and learn how you can use them to promote counseling. More




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  • YOUNG PEOPLE WANT HEALTHY SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS

    May 24, 2016
    Young people are seeking meaningful romantic and sexual relationships. Although myths about hookup culture are provocative and serve to freak out parents, there isn’t that much data pointing to hookup culture as a true phenomenon. College students themselves tend to overestimate the extent to which peers engage in casual sex.
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  • The Grandiosity of Low Self Esteem?

    May 24, 2016
    I know that this probably seems like an odd title, but bear with me for a second. A few years ago, a philosophical discussion came out of a psychoeducation group I was doing. We were discussing the thought processes behind low self-esteem—and how those tie into codependency.
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  • Deep Breath. Fresh Start

    May 23, 2016
    We’ve all been there. That moment when stress builds to a point where we shut down. A point when our focus is gone and we seek to separate ourselves from everything. Unlike any number of computer programs, it’s not like we can just hit a ‘reset’ button and focus returns.
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  • ACA Ethical Standards Casebook, Seventh Edition

    ACA Ethical Standards Casebook, Seventh Edition

    Barbara Herlihy and Gerald Corey
    The seventh edition of this top-selling text provides a comprehensive resource for understanding the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and applying its principles to daily practice.... Learn More
  • A Contemporary Approach to Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Counseling, Second Edition

    A Contemporary Approach to Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Counseling, Second Edition

    Ford Brooks and Bill McHenry
    Written as an introduction to the field of addiction counseling, this text covers the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to counsel people who are struggling with addiction.... Learn More
  • Career Counseling: Holism, Diversity, and Strengths, Fourth Edition

    Career Counseling: Holism, Diversity, and Strengths, Fourth Edition

    Norman C. Gysbers, Mary J. Heppner, and Joseph A. Johnston
    The latest edition of this bestseller presents a holistic, strengths-based, and theoretically sound model of career development and the career counseling process.... Learn More
  • A Counselor's Guide to Working With Men

    A Counselor's Guide to Working With Men

    edited by Matt Englar-Carlson, Marcheta P. Evans, and Thelma Duffey
    Focusing on the unique opportunities and challenges associated with counseling men, this book examines a variety of critical issues pertaining to the psychology of men and masculinity and presents successful, evidence-based strategies for treatment.... Learn More