Improving licensure portability is a top priority for ACA leadership and the government affairs team. ACA has developed its own portability plan and is working to arrive at the best approach for implementing portability in states across the country. Find more on these efforts here.
Licensure boards play a vital role in ensuring patient safety and validating counselor education and experience. ACA leads the way in ensuring licensure standards meet current best practices whenever possible in each state. Find more on your state requirements here.
Conversion therapy is the discredited practice of using "therapy" to attempt to change someone's sexual orientation. ACA opposes conversion therapy because it does not work, causes harm, and violates our Code of Ethics. Find more information here.
Following the rise of hate crimes targeting the AAPI community in the aftermath of COVID-19, ACA is encouraging state branches and associations to support our clients and members within the APPI community through intentional and inclusive practice and policy engagement. The following resource is a template for members interested in engaging their Governor on state policy and legislation impacting the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community.
A Governor’s Proclamation is a ceremonial document and declaration on behalf of the entire state. These documents influence policy discussions, public awareness, and offer exciting opportunities to further engage the public and elected Representatives on issues of significance. Find a state by state guide here.