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    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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  • ACA Government Affairs Blog Offers Post-Election Updates

    The ACA Government Affairs team will identify and explain important changes that may affect the counseling profession. Click here to explore.
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    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: Investigating identity

    Even in a society that is increasingly diverse, navigating issues of identity and belonging can prove to be particularly difficult for individuals with multiracial backgrounds. More
  • JCD: Can Counselors Prevent Societal Violence?

    Feelings of humiliation are intensified during turbulent times, and counselors are often on the front lines of the suffering. The most devastating outcome of humiliation is violent aggression—including incidents of mass shootings and suicide bombings. Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner discuss the dynamics of humiliation and present specific ways counselors can help victims of humiliation to heal, leading them out of destructive reactions into creative action. More
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    "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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  • Counselors Fighting against the Normalization of Hate

    Dec 06, 2016
    In the weeks following the presidential election, there has been a dramatic increase in hate crimes, primarily targeting immigrant, Muslim, LGBTQ, and Black communities.
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  • I Gotta Code and Fervor

    Dec 06, 2016
    “I gotta code and fervor,” no, it’s not a typographical error, even though this is the flu season when we hear a lot, “I’ve got a cold and fever!”
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  • Toolkit for Transformation: What if UP?

    Dec 05, 2016
    As we near the end of 2016 and wonder what the next year will bring, we have an opportunity to be more intentional about what we’re focusing on. Because of the way our brains are wired, it’s easy to focus on what’s wrong or what’s about to go wrong.
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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