Advocacy Resources

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2024 Legislative Agenda

The American Counseling Association’s legislative strategic plan for 2024 outlines activities selected to advance ACA's mission to promote the counseling profession through federal and state advocacy. 

GAPP web resources Toolkit

Government Affairs and Public Policy Advocacy Toolkit

Our advocacy toolkit provides members resources on how to execute advocacy efforts and take action on a local, state, and federal level. Please continue to check this resource regularly for updates.

GAPP - Additional Resources

  • Federal Bills of Interest

  • Seeking Guidance from Attorneys General Related to State Laws on Controversial Issues

  • Medicare Facts by State

  • Medicare Issue Brief

  • The Mental Health Access improvement Act Fact Sheet

  • Analyzing the Impact of the Medicare Coverage Gap on Counseling Professionals: Results of a National Study

  • Graduate Students

  • Action Toolkit

  • Concerned About Health Insurance Regulations & Reimbursement: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Government Affairs and Public Policy Glossary

This glossary provides short definitions of legislative terms used by the American Counseling Association (ACA) Government Affairs & Public Policy team, Members of Congress, legislators, and counseling advocates while advocating on behalf of the counseling profession.


Social Media #CounselorsAdvocate

This one-pager provides counselors guidelines on how to ethically utilize social media in their advocacy efforts and counseling practice. The guidance provided derives from the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, which was the first iteration to offer guidance on social media, as part of an entirely new section, Section H: Distance Counseling, Technology and Social Media. 

Follow our Government Affairs & Public Policy hashtag feed on Twitter using #CounselorsAdvocate