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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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  • ACA Urges TN Governor Bill Haslam to Veto Hate Bill 1840

    Hate Bill 1840 would allow professional counselors to deny services and refer clients based on the counselor's “strongly held personal beliefs.” This is a direct violation of the ACA Code of Ethics.
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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: Coping with college

    Greatly increased campus populations, more students with serious mental health issues and a changing student body are placing greater demand on college and university counseling centers. 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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  • Joy, Peace, Love - an unexpected message of my Impact

    Apr 28, 2016
    Today, I am sitting in my makeshift office, otherwise known as my dining room table, reflecting on the past few years. They have been a whirlwind of deep sadness and tremendous personal and professional growth following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 12, 2014.
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  • I have graduated, now what?

    Apr 27, 2016
    Graduation is finally over, you have your Master’s Degree and you are wondering what to do next. There are many things to consider. First, what job will I be able to get that can be used towards licensure for an LPC? Second, how do I keep track of my direct and non-direct contact hours? Third, what resources are available to me?
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Counseling Jobs

  • VIRGINIA - Wythe Well Being Emotional and Behavioral Health

    Apr 28, 2016
    Wythe Well Being Emotional and Behavioral Health is seeking a licensed therapist to provide outpatient treatment with adults, youth, and families, regarding issues of mental health, substance abuse, anger management, parenting, trauma, and adjustment disorders, among others. Position will be a part of a system of care approach, providing clinical assessment, treatment planning, therapeutic interventions, and clinical leadership to the client's treatment team.
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  • MONTANA - Acadia Healthcare

    Apr 01, 2016
    This position requires that you direct therapeutic activities, individual, family and group therapy. Additionally, you will plan, implement and direct treatment while working in partnership with an assigned Behavioral Intervention Specialist (BIS) as well as the school staff at the assigned program. The assignment is based on the district's decision to contract for services and is reviewed annually.
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Featured New Member

Sara Brandt

University of Wisconsin — Whitewater

“I love knowing that I have resources at my fingertips any time of day! As a graduate student, we are studying at all hours and when I need information I can log on to ACA anytime”

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Brad Hinman

Andrews University

“One of the things I love the most about being a student member of ACA is that I can be part of an organization that includes veteran counselors and therapists as well as students. It is a great way to connect to my future career and learn from others who have gone before me”

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Dawn Riley

Eastern New Mexico University

“What I love about being a student member of ACA is the security I have in knowing that I have a professional family to turn to for all things counseling…”

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Heather Fuller

Capella University

“I am a part of something so much bigger than me…”

Featured New Member

Pat Baranczyk

Winona State University

“ACA student membership gives me access to what I need to support my career at a price I can afford...It is a bargain I can’t afford to pass up”

ACA Publications

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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