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April 2021
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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—The Future is... Self-Care, Advocacy and Inclusion #BurnBrightNotOut—is focused on some of the avenues that will help ensure a brighter future for counselors, their clients and the counseling profession.

Impactful
Compassionate
Empathetic
Acceptance
Dedication
Hope
Understanding