The more than 53,000 members of the American Counseling Association (ACA) take considerable pride in both their work and their accomplishments and seek to make the importance of counseling and the role of counselors better known throughout the nation
and the world.
Counseling in the United States and the world is delivered via many human service settings and can be found in a variety of institutions. Statistics from the US Department of Labor indicate that more than 665,500 counselors work in agencies, schools,
organizations, private practice, personal and health care delivery systems and other settings. These professionals work with people across the life span, from childhood through the senior years.
This year’s theme—Encouraging Counselors to #BurnBrightNotOut—is
a nod to the awareness that those who have dedicated their lives in ensuring others take care of themselves, also must find time to do the same.