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Latest News from ACA

  • Alabama Becomes Third State to Sign Interstate Counseling Compact into Law

    Published on: Mar 09, 2022
    The American Counseling Association and licensed professional counselors nationwide are celebrating the signing of Alabama Senate Bill 99 in support of the Counseling Compact, which will authorize counselors to practice across state lines once enacted.
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  • ACES Human Rights and Social Justice Committee Response to Damaging and Marginalizing Legislation

    Published on: Mar 03, 2022
    ACA applauds the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision's statement and its focus on the role professional counselors, counselor educators and supervisors play in being “aware and active in influencing the evolving social, cultural, and political landscape that counters our professional commitment to anti-oppression and anti-racism and harms the communities counselors seek to serve.”
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  • ACA Applauds Strategy for National Mental Health

    Published on: Mar 02, 2022
    The American Counseling Association commends the Biden Administration for raising awareness of and making commitments to remedy the challenges to mental health access and equity through policies and resources.
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  • ACA Opposes TX Definition of Child Abuse to Include Gender-Affirming Care

    Published on: Mar 02, 2022
    The American Counseling Association stands in solidarity with the Texas Counseling Association in opposition to any attempt to redefine “child abuse” to include gender-affirming care, as referenced in the Texas Attorney General’s non-binding opinion and Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s letter directing the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services to investigate such accusations.
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  • ACA Statement on Conflict in Ukraine

    Published on: Feb 28, 2022
    As advocates of the emotional needs of all people, along with our commitment to social justice, ACA stands with people and organizations of conscience around the world in condemning the ongoing, unprovoked Russian incursion into Ukraine.
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