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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 Member Minute (members only), industry news updates and our three blogs. Read
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    COUNSELING TODAY

    Counselors have a role to play not only in helping clients cope with the mental health effects of climate change but also in fostering climate resilience in communities. Read more in Counseling Today's September cover story, "Climate in crisis: Counselors needed."
  • Journal of Counseling & Development

    Compulsive use of social media by teenagers is of increasing concern to mental health professionals.  Researchers compare the psychometric properties of three measures of social media addiction and provide counselors with recommendations in the October issue of the Journal of Counseling & DevelopmentRead
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  • A Counselor’s Evolving Relationship with Supervision Theory

    Sep 15, 2020
    When I reflect on how my supervisory style and theoretical orientation to supervision have evolved, I recognize that it continues to be a goal of mine to do whatever I can to facilitate a space for my supervisees that is inviting and facilitates growth.
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  • Building Rapport with Your Students

    Sep 14, 2020
    Every counselor knows that it’s important and vital to build rapport with the students in your school at the beginning of the year in order to help them feel safe and trust you with personal information.
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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