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    The American Counseling Association’s podcast, The Voice of Counseling, is dedicated to serving the professional counseling community by showcasing essential matters impacting counselors, clients, and the profession.  Tune in to episodes on topics including advocacy, the business of counseling, the Interstate Counseling Compact, cultural responsiveness, and many areas pertaining to the practice of counseling and mental health care. Episodes highlight various perspectives on mental health and wellness while featuring subject matter experts with diverse paths within the counseling profession as well as mental health advocates from various backgrounds and organizations. Hosted by ACA staff members and ACA leadership, season two of The Voice of Counseling podcast is here to provide you with needed dialogues to help inform, inspire, and empower listeners.  

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    FREE CONTINUING EDUCATION

    ACA members get free continuing education in 12 free annual online courses (a $264 value). Find out what we're offering this month. 
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    CODE OF ETHICS

    Find the tools needed to ensure compliance with the ethical standards of the counseling profession. Read
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    ACA ADVOCACY 

    Stay up-to-date on legislative news, policy updates and timely announcements that affect the counseling profession. Read
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    ACA NEWS

    Get quick access to the latest in counseling in our two, bi-weekly newsletters, Counseling Insider and The Listening Post (members only), industry news updates and our three blogs. Read
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    COUNSELING TODAY

    Viewing anger as a messenger rather than an adversary can help clients decouple it from shame, unpack its origins, explore related feelings and gain self-awareness. Read more in Counseling Today's October over story, "Disarming anger."
  • Journal of Counseling & Development

    Although most counselors believe psychedelic-assisted therapies merit further research, many are concerned about the potential risks. Learn more in the October Journal of Counseling & DevelopmentRead

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Licensed professional counselors (LPCs) provide mental health and substance abuse care to millions of Americans. LPCs are licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Find the licensure board in your state.

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  • Wellness Counseling

    Jonathan H. Ohrt, Philip B. Clarke, and Abigail H. Conley
    This innovative text presents a comprehensive review of the theoretical and empirical support for a wellness approach to counseling.... Learn More
  • The Counselor and the Law, Eighth Edition

    Anne Marie "Nancy" Wheeler and Burt Bertram
    This eighth edition provides a current and comprehensive discussion of counselors' legal and ethical responsibilities.... Learn More
  • Choosing the Right Counselor for You

    Samuel T. Gladding and Kevin G. Alderson
    This concise guide is for individuals seeking a counselor for themselves or others. It contains a treasure trove of information.... Learn More
  • Coping Skills for a Stressful World: A Workbook for Counselors and Clients

    Michelle Muratori and Robert Haynes
    This comprehensive counseling tool kit for stress management provides clinicians with hundreds of client exercises and activities. Learn More
  • Introduction to Crisis and Trauma Counseling

    edited by Thelma Duffey and Shane Haberstroh
    This introductory text integrates evidence-based models and best practices with relational-cultural theory, which is responsive to the many forms of traumatic stress and tragedies that clients experience. Learn More
  • Personal Reflections on Counseling

    Gerald Corey
    In an easy-to-read, question-and-answer format, Dr. Corey provides sage insight on a broad range of topics concerning professional issues, career development, the counseling process, and work-life balance. Learn More
  • Neuroscience-Informed Counseling With Children and Adolescents

    Thomas A. Field and Michelle R. Ghoston
    This innovative text is the first to illustrate how neuroscience concepts can be translated and applied to counseling with children and adolescents. Learn More