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New Web Page Addresses Accreditation and Licensure Portability


ACA has launched a new information page related to accreditation and licensure portability. There are a number of resources on the site, including a link to a new podcast. We have also expanded ways for you to connect with professional staff should you have any questions.

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  • MyVoice

    Stay Up to Date

    Statement about relocating 2017 Conference, myths vs. facts regarding HB 1840, press coverage, and more.
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  • Member Kit Archive

    ACA Member Toolkit

    Members: Download your monthly ACA Member Toolkit for important announcements/reminders, links to our latest learning opportunities, job leads, and much more. Please note that the FREE CE of the Month is only available through the end of the month in which the Toolkit runs. 
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  • ACA Applauds Secretary Clinton’s Proposed Mental Health Plan

    The American Counseling Association (ACA) commends Hillary Clinton for putting mental health policy at the forefront of our national agenda. 
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  • podcasticon

    Free Podcast - Values & Ethics in Counseling

    Dana Heller Levitt and Holly J. Hartwig Moorhead provide an overview of the ethical code and how counselors need to address their personal values in the counseling relationship. Case examples and practice guidance is offered throughout this conversation.  Listen
  • Counseling Today

    Counseling Today: The Counselor’s Role in Ensuring School Safety

    The antidote to school violence, in all its forms, is an inclusive and resilient environment in which counselors are a visible presence and facilitate the building of relationships across the school community. More
  • JCD: Can Counselors Prevent Societal Violence?

    Feelings of humiliation are intensified during turbulent times, and counselors are often on the front lines of the suffering. The most devastating outcome of humiliation is violent aggression—including incidents of mass shootings and suicide bombings. Linda Hartling and Evelin Lindner discuss the dynamics of humiliation and present specific ways counselors can help victims of humiliation to heal, leading them out of destructive reactions into creative action. More
  • Read Our Weekly Newspaper Columns

    "Counseling Corner" columns help educate the public about counseling issues, counselors, and the counseling profession. Read all columns to date, and learn how you can use them to promote counseling. More




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  • Fatherhood in the 21st Century: Black fathers and their sons

    Sep 23, 2016
    I live in the North Charlotte area and have been grieving for my home, my city, my fellow citizens but especially my Black friends some of which are fathers with sons. This week in Charlotte was and continues to be raw, real, palpable, and melancholy.
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  • Today I Cried in Yoga

    Sep 23, 2016
    Today I cried during yoga. This is not an unusual occurrence for me. After a strenuous 50 minute session of being totally in the moment, pushing muscles into movements I don’t usually find myself in normally, my fellow yogis and I lay on our mats for about five minutes, being completely still.
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  • Toolkit for Transformation: Access the Wisdom of Your Heart

    Sep 22, 2016
    In light of the ongoing acts of violence and in honor of today’s “International Day of Peace”, this week’s tool is…Access the Wisdom of Your Heart.
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ACA Publications

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  • ACA Ethical Standards Casebook, Seventh Edition

    ACA Ethical Standards Casebook, Seventh Edition

    Barbara Herlihy and Gerald Corey
    The seventh edition of this top-selling text provides a comprehensive resource for understanding the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and applying its principles to daily practice.... Learn More
  • A Contemporary Approach to Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Counseling, Second Edition

    A Contemporary Approach to Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Counseling, Second Edition

    Ford Brooks and Bill McHenry
    Written as an introduction to the field of addiction counseling, this text covers the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to counsel people who are struggling with addiction.... Learn More
  • Career Counseling: Holism, Diversity, and Strengths, Fourth Edition

    Career Counseling: Holism, Diversity, and Strengths, Fourth Edition

    Norman C. Gysbers, Mary J. Heppner, and Joseph A. Johnston
    The latest edition of this bestseller presents a holistic, strengths-based, and theoretically sound model of career development and the career counseling process.... Learn More
  • A Counselor's Guide to Working With Men

    A Counselor's Guide to Working With Men

    edited by Matt Englar-Carlson, Marcheta P. Evans, and Thelma Duffey
    Focusing on the unique opportunities and challenges associated with counseling men, this book examines a variety of critical issues pertaining to the psychology of men and masculinity and presents successful, evidence-based strategies for treatment.... Learn More