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  • Voice of Counseling Podcast icon
    The Voice of Counseling is a video podcast series showcasing issues and ideas relevant to the professional counseling community. Hosted by the American Counseling Association’s 70th president Dr. S Kent Butler, each 50-minute episode features special guests in conversation about topics relevant to the professional work and identity of counselors, the business of counseling, and mental health care. Join us for a special “counseling hour” and get the lowdown on all things counseling.
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    ACA members get free continuing education in 12 free annual online courses (a $264 value). Find out what we're offering this month. 
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    CODE OF ETHICS

    Find the tools needed to ensure compliance with the ethical standards of the counseling profession. Read
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    Stay up-to-date on legislative news, policy updates and timely announcements that affect the counseling profession. Read
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    Get quick access to the latest in counseling in our two, bi-weekly newsletters, Counseling Insider and Member Minute (members only), industry news updates and our three blogs. Read
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    COUNSELING TODAY

    Counselors must get creative and work collaboratively to help clients address all dimensions of wellness, especially with the pandemic having altered almost every aspect of life. Read more in Counseling Today's January cover story.
  • Journal of Counseling & Development

    Wellness screening tools can be helpful in treating anxiety and depression but are often time-consuming and costly to administer. Learn more in the January Journal of Counseling & DevelopmentRead
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  • Creating Community-Based Pathways for Black Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Jan 14, 2022
    Counselors play an essential role in helping Black Americans heal from racial trauma and prioritize their overall mental health and well-being. However, creating pathways for that important work can be difficult when centuries of systemic racism has led to inequities in healthcare access and created a deep and justified mistrust of many health systems.
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  • How Mentoring Can Maximize the Benefits of Counseling

    Jan 13, 2022
    Having a guide while we navigate new and challenging situations can be incredibly helpful, and even the most tenacious and resilient among us need support. For many people, mentorship can be a way to build upon the strategies and skills developed in counseling.
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  • Wellness Counseling

    Jonathan H. Ohrt, Philip B. Clarke, and Abigail H. Conley
    This innovative text presents a comprehensive review of the theoretical and empirical support for a wellness approach to counseling.... Learn More
  • The Counselor and the Law, Eighth Edition

    Anne Marie "Nancy" Wheeler and Burt Bertram
    This eighth edition provides a current and comprehensive discussion of counselors' legal and ethical responsibilities.... Learn More
  • Choosing the Right Counselor for You

    Samuel T. Gladding and Kevin G. Alderson
    This concise guide is for individuals seeking a counselor for themselves or others. It contains a treasure trove of information.... Learn More
  • Coping Skills for a Stressful World: A Workbook for Counselors and Clients

    Michelle Muratori and Robert Haynes
    This comprehensive counseling tool kit for stress management provides clinicians with hundreds of client exercises and activities. Learn More
  • Introduction to Crisis and Trauma Counseling

    edited by Thelma Duffey and Shane Haberstroh
    This introductory text integrates evidence-based models and best practices with relational-cultural theory, which is responsive to the many forms of traumatic stress and tragedies that clients experience. Learn More
  • Personal Reflections on Counseling

    Gerald Corey
    In an easy-to-read, question-and-answer format, Dr. Corey provides sage insight on a broad range of topics concerning professional issues, career development, the counseling process, and work-life balance. Learn More
  • Neuroscience-Informed Counseling With Children and Adolescents

    Thomas A. Field and Michelle R. Ghoston
    This innovative text is the first to illustrate how neuroscience concepts can be translated and applied to counseling with children and adolescents. Learn More