Sharable Resources to Promote Counseling Awareness Month:
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Train Your Brain with Counseling Poster
12 Things You Should Know About Professional Counselors Infographic
Find Your Voice Video
Counselors are a beautiful reflection of our diverse society. They put an emphasis on providing a nonjudgmental, compassionate, and safe space for their clients to explore concerns.
25 Reasons to Have a Counselor in Your Life, The Mighty
16 Ways to Make the Most of Counseling — From Counselors Themselves, The Mighty
Mindfulness Infographic for Students
Gifsicle on Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)
Counseling: An Overview
Q&A with Dr. David Kaplan, Chief Professional Officer of the American Counseling Association
Social Media Contest
Hashtag Challenge for the Public:
How has a counselor helped you #trainyourbrain? Let us know by posting to Facebook or Twitter during the month of April using hashtag #trainyourbrain and tagging us: @CounselingViews on Twitter or American Counseling Association on Facebook. Each week, we’ll choose a winning entry and bring it to life as a custom meme for ACA’s social media channels (attributed to you). At the end of April, the writer of the most popular meme will win a $50 ACA eGift Certificate good for counseling-related merchandise, including t-shirts, water bottles, and more.
Hashtag Challenge for Counselors:
During the month of April, share practical “train your brain” tips on social media around the weekly topics listed below. Make sure to use hashtag #trainyourbrain in your posts and tag us: @CounselingViews on Twitter or American Counseling Association on Facebook. IMPORTANT: Your tips should be written for members of the public, not for other counselors.
Week 1, April 1-9: Stress management
Week 2, April 10-16: Relationships
Week 3, April 17-23: Anxiety
Week 4, April 24-30: Depression
Each week, we’ll choose a winning entry and bring it to life as a custom meme for ACA’s social media channels (attributed to you). At the end of April, the writer of the most popular meme will win an ACA 2018 Conference & Expo registration (Atlanta, April 26–29).
Special Offer: 20% Off Neurocounseling Book During CAM!
Special offer for Counseling Awareness Month! 20% off print copies of ACA's much-anticipated new book, Neurocounseling: Brain-Based Clinical Approaches. (Enter code CAM4 during online checkout; expires 4/30/17.) Eighteen leading experts in the field offer guidelines and techniques for becoming a skillful neuroscience-informed counselor, making direct connections between the covered material and clinical practice. Click here to order.
Congressional Briefing: The Epidemic of Opioid Addiction
On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, ACA will be hosting a two-hour Congressional briefing at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. This briefing will explore the effects of opioid use disorder and the unique roles Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) play in helping individuals, and their families, recover. Read a special Counseling Today online exclusive about the event here. Watch the video here. Download the infographic we created for the event here.
Counselors are poised to empower like never before:
"As allies, we strive to understand our clients’ experiences, to collaborate with them in setting and achieving attainable objectives, and to help them build or rebuild relationships with the individuals in their support network. We worry for our clients, we cry with them, and we celebrate their victories because we know how hard they often have to work to simply move through the world."
—Leah Culler, Antioch University, Seattle
Tomorrow’s Counselor Essay Competition Grand Prize Winner