Our Vision and Mission: ACA's Strategic Plan

VISION | OUR IMPACT

Every person has access to quality professional counseling to thrive.

MISSION | WHAT WE DO

Promote the professional development of counselors, advocate for the profession, and ensure ethical, culturally-inclusive practices that protect those using counseling services.

VALUES | WHAT WE BELIEVE

Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.  The American Counseling Association (ACA) is an educational, scientific, and professional organization whose members work in a variety of settings and service in multiple capacities.  The values that individual professional counselors hold are complemented by the following values of ACA:

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American Counseling Association Strategic Plan: Core Values Chart

ACA Strategic Plan & Values Chart
ACA Strategic Plan & Framework 2018 – 2021

This document outlines the American Counseling Association’s strategic plan to address issues of critical and strategic importance over the course of four years: 2018 - 2021. In addition to our essential ongoing work, we will prioritize initiatives and dedicate extraordinary resources and attention to addressing these issues and achieving the outcomes identified.