Government Affairs and Public Policy

Our Government Affairs and Public Policy team advocates for ACA members and the counseling profession on a range of issues, including

Adding your voice makes our message stronger. Join us by contacting your representatives on issues that matter to you using our Action Center resources.


Join Us for 2024 Hill Day

May 15-16, 2024
Washington, DC

ACA Hill Day provides comprehensive training focused on equipping professional counselors with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to meet with their representatives in Congress and advocate for the profession.

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Advocacy Training

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VIDEO: Federal-Level Advocacy - Steps for Counselor Legislative Engagement

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VIDEO: State-Level Advocacy - Steps for Counselor Legislative Engagement

Steps for Counselor Legislative Engagement
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Become an Influential Legislative Advocate

Make a difference with your legislative advocacy by participating in an ACA-specialized legislative advocacy training. Whether in-person or virtual, these sessions are tailored for ACA Branches, Divisions, Regions and Colleges/Universities. Participants will learn essential skills and strategies to effectively advocate for mental health policies and regulations at the state and national levels.

Elevate your impact, influence change and champion the rights of clients and practitioners alike with ACA's legislative advocacy training.

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