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October 2017

2017 Louisiana Counseling Association Annual Conference
October 1-3, 2017
Baton Rouge, LA
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ACA Governing Council Meeting
October 3-4, 2017
Chicago, IL
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ACES 2017 Conference
October 5-8, 2017
Chicago, IL
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Wyoming Counseling Association Annual Conference
October 12-14, 2017
Cody, WY
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NIH National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
2017 National Conference on Alcohol and Opioid Use in Women & Girls

October 26-27, 2017
Washington, DC
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November 2017

Kentucky Counseling Association Conference
November 1-3, 2017
Louisville, KY
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Maryland Counseling Association Conference
November 1-3, 2017
Linthicum, MD
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Wisconsin Counseling Association Conference
November 3-4, 2017
Wisconsin Dells, WI
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Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference
November 3-5, 2017
King of Prussia, PA
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Arkansas Counselor Association Conference
November 8-10, 2017
Hot Springs, AR
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Mississippi Counseling Association Fall Conference
November 8-10, 2017
Tupelo, MS
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All Ohio Counselors Conference
November 8-10, 2017
Columbus, OH
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Puerto Rico Counseling Association Conference
November 8-10, 2017
San Jan, PR
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Illinois Counseling Association Annual Fall Conference
November 9-11, 2017
Naperville, IL
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Virginia Counseling Association Convention
November 9-11, 2017
Hot Springs, VA
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Alabama Counseling Association Annual Conference 2017
November 15-17, 2017
Mobile, AL
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Texas Counseling Association 2017 Professional Growth Conference
November 15-18, 2017
Galveston, TX
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February 2018

Association for Specialist in Group Work National Conference
February 1-3, 2018
Savanna, GA
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Texas Counseling Association Professional School Counselor Conference
February 18-20-2318
Galveston, TX
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American College Counseling Association Conference
February 22-25, 2018
Charlotte, NC
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Take Action: Insurance, Mental Health Coverage in Peril

by Kathie Felix | Nov 22, 2017
A bill proposing revisions to the nation’s tax structure is now in the Senate. That measure contains a provision that would negatively affect the clients professional counselors serve, in terms of their access to early intervention, preventative care, and affordable insurance and mental health care costs. Ultimately, that provision would affect the ability of clients and prospective clients to see professional counselors and to obtain mental health care.
The House of Representatives has already voted on a tax plan of its own, but that measure did not include any change to the current health care law.

What does this mean? 

The Senate tax reform bill contains a repeal of the “individual mandate” of the Affordable Care Act.  The individual mandate, which requires that almost all Americans have health insurance or pay a fine, brings more people into the insurance marketplace, resulting in better costs and coverage for early intervention,  preventative, and ongoing health care, including care for mental health.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated this repeal would result in 4 million people losing health insurance coverage in 2018—and 13 million losing coverage by 2027—as well as premium increases of 10% per year in the individual marketplaces.

To learn what the American Counseling Association is doing for professional counselors and their clients on this measure—and what you can do, read more here.