American Counseling Association

American Counseling Association ACA is the world's largest nonprofit association representing professional counselors in various practice settings.
The American Counseling Association stands ready to serve more than 56,000 members with the resources they need to make a difference. From webinars, publications, and journals to Conference education sessions and legislative action alerts, ACA is where counseling professionals turn for powerful, credible content and support. ACA has been instrumental in setting professional and ethical standards for the counseling profession. The ACA Code of Ethics is considered to be the accepted standard for the profession throughout the U.S. The Association represents the interests of the profession before the U.S. Congress, federal and state agencies, and state government. ACA also strives to promote recognition of the counseling profession to the public and the media.
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The American Counseling Association (ACA) is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. There are 20 chartered divisions within ACA. These divisions provide leadership, resources and information unique to specialized areas and/or principles of counseling. ACA also has 56 chartered branches in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. Each spring, ACA holds its annual Conference & Expo offering counseling professionals an opportunity to earn 30+ CEs through a combination of education sessions (typically more than 400 to choose from), and Pre-conference Learning Institutes. Highlights include engaging keynote speakers; an onsite Career Center; ACA/American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Fundamentals Training; the Grad Students & New Professionals Only Series; and the National Awards Ceremony. Click here to learn more: https://www.counseling.org/conference/sanfrancisco2017 To learn more about all ACA membership offerings, click here: http://www.counseling.org/membership/membership-showcase The American Counseling Association Foundation (ACAF) supports the counseling profession by helping to fund career-building essay competitions for students, grants for counselors in need, national awards for unsung heroes scholarships, and more. Donations are tax-deductible. Learn more here: http://www.acafoundation.org/

Mission: To enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity.

TONIGHT: Please join AMCD as they host a Past-Presidents Town Hall: "Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling During ...
06/01/2020

TONIGHT: Please join AMCD as they host a Past-Presidents Town Hall: "Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling During a Double Pandemic: Racial Injustices and COVID-19" at 7pm ET.

During the month of June, ACA is celebrating #PrideMonth, a time of visibility for LGBTQ people as they continue to figh...
06/01/2020

During the month of June, ACA is celebrating #PrideMonth, a time of visibility for LGBTQ people as they continue to fight for full equality. Counselors work tirelessly to create a safe, supportive, & caring relationship with their LGBTQ clients.

#CounselorsHelp You Celebrate Being You!

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06/01/2020

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05/29/2020
Boris L Henson Foundation

Boris L Henson Foundation

“Don’t tell me to be strong- it dehumanizes me - it takes my trauma and makes it small.” - Taraji P. Henson, founder of Boris L. Henson Foundation. “(Black people) are experiencing vicarious trauma - incident after incident, people barely have time to collect their breath from the first incident” - Dr. Breland-Noble.
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We are providing free therapy support to communities of color who are suffering in silence or OUT LOUD, during this incredibly hard and emotionally draining time.
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How can you help? Support by texting NOSTIGMA to 707070.
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Visit our website (link in bio) for more information on how to register for support.

Let us know in the comments! #BeKindToYourMind #TGIF #FridayFeeling
05/29/2020

Let us know in the comments! #BeKindToYourMind #TGIF #FridayFeeling

In the counseling profession, the idea of developing resilience — the ability to rebound, bounce back and overcome — has...
05/28/2020

In the counseling profession, the idea of developing resilience — the ability to rebound, bounce back and overcome — has often been linked to trauma work. However, it is something that counselors should be trying to nurture in all of their clients. #BeKindToYourMind https://bit.ly/2ZHpQPT

#CounselorsHelp: As more White individuals become aware of their privilege and the racial injustice that exists in our c...
05/27/2020

#CounselorsHelp: As more White individuals become aware of their privilege and the racial injustice that exists in our country, greater degrees of systemic change are possible. Counselors are uniquely equipped to facilitate these discussions, given their interpersonal skills and passion for advocacy. https://bit.ly/2XyZjSe

ACA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall tonight at 7pm ET! This Virtual Town Hall will include a legislative update and give ...
05/27/2020

ACA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall tonight at 7pm ET! This Virtual Town Hall will include a legislative update and give you the opportunity to ask policy questions. #CounselorsAdvocate RSVP Now! https://bit.ly/3fPJIWv

#MentalHealthMatters: We're living in an increasingly stressful world, which is why it has never been more important to ...
05/26/2020
A therapist shares the 7 biggest parenting mistakes that destroy kids' mental strength

#MentalHealthMatters: We're living in an increasingly stressful world, which is why it has never been more important to foster emotional and mental resiliency in our children.

Not only are mentally strong kids better prepared to tackle future problems on their own, but studies have found that they’re also more likely to be engaged in school and in their future jobs. #BeKindToYourMind

We live in an increasingly stressful world, which is why it's important to help cultivate emotional and mental resiliency in our children. It won't be easy for parents, but avoiding these common mistakes can help.

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced an ongoing surge of stress and anxiety. How are counselors and clients able to cope w...
05/26/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has produced an ongoing surge of stress and anxiety. How are counselors and clients able to cope with this surge? #BeKindToYourMind https://bit.ly/36u5db8

Today, we remember and honor the brave men and women who gave their lives to defend our nation.
05/25/2020

Today, we remember and honor the brave men and women who gave their lives to defend our nation.

ACA is proud to celebrate Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month! With Asian Americans experiencing discrimination as...
05/22/2020

ACA is proud to celebrate Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month! With Asian Americans experiencing discrimination as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to highlight the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.

https://asianpacificheritage.gov/

#MentalHealthMatters: The coronavirus pandemic has done a number on our mental health. These five psychologists offers a...
05/21/2020
How to fight fear and anxiety when quarantine ends

#MentalHealthMatters: The coronavirus pandemic has done a number on our mental health. These five psychologists offers advice on emerging from our homes to a changed world and what they expect to see in the coming months. #BeKindToYourMind

(via Vox)

The coronavirus pandemic has done a number on our mental health. We asked five psychologists for advice on emerging from our homes to a changed world.

Interest in mindfulness — not just for physical healing but also for emotional healing — has continually increased. In a...
05/21/2020

Interest in mindfulness — not just for physical healing but also for emotional healing — has continually increased. In a poll conducted by Counseling Today, 87% of respondents said that they regularly use mindfulness techniques with their clients. #BeKindToYourMind
https://bit.ly/2WOBx5l

The American Counseling Association Foundation is currently seeking proposals from American Counseling Association membe...
05/20/2020

The American Counseling Association Foundation is currently seeking proposals from American Counseling Association members for grants of up to $500. The grants are available for projects that support the mission of the American Counseling Association Foundation and the American Counseling Association.

Applicants must be an active member of the American Counseling Association currently working as a counselor or counselor educator, or enrolled as a graduate student in a counseling program. If a team of applicants submits an application packet, at least one applicant on the team must be an active ACA member when the application is submitted.

More info: https://bit.ly/2WLBcR4

Have you RSVP’d for next week’s Virtual Town Hall yet? We invite you to attend and receive a legislative update and answ...
05/20/2020

Have you RSVP’d for next week’s Virtual Town Hall yet? We invite you to attend and receive a legislative update and answers to your policy questions. #CounselorsAdvocate Sign up here: https://bit.ly/3fPJIWv

The American Counseling Association releases an official response to Senator Ben Sasse's graduation remarks about the me...
05/19/2020
ACA's Response to Senator Sasse's Graduation Remarks

The American Counseling Association releases an official response to Senator Ben Sasse's graduation remarks about the mental health profession.

Read it here: https://bit.ly/3bPygqB

Following is an official letter from Richard Yep, chief executive officer of the American Counseling Association, in response to remarks made by Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse during an online graduation speech:

In this time of uncertainty, it is crucial for you to take care of your physical and mental health. Tell us how you're a...
05/19/2020

In this time of uncertainty, it is crucial for you to take care of your physical and mental health. Tell us how you're able to #BeKindToYourMind

A practice of mindfulness extends beyond the individual practitioner and benefits those who surround her or him. There a...
05/18/2020

A practice of mindfulness extends beyond the individual practitioner and benefits those who surround her or him. There are numerous ways that we are able to create moments of mindfulness throughout our day. #BeKindToYourMind
https://bit.ly/3cI4OEr

#MentalHealthMatters: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s bipartisan reform to designate a three-digit phone number for a natio...
05/16/2020
Senate passes Baldwin’s Bipartisan Reform to create three-digit Suicide Prevention Hotline

#MentalHealthMatters: U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin’s bipartisan reform to designate a three-digit phone number for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline has passed the full Senate. This legislation will help ensure states have the flexibility to strengthen local crisis call centers and save lives. #BeKindToYourMind

National Suicide Hotline Designation Act designates 9-8-8 as a suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline

The Voices of Psychotherapy Online Summit will take place on June 4-5, 2020! Earn up to 33 CEs with the live conference ...
05/15/2020

The Voices of Psychotherapy Online Summit will take place on June 4-5, 2020!

Earn up to 33 CEs with the live conference and bonus telemental health training as well as ACA's 15 Free CE bonus package!

Right now you can register for just $299 (a 76% savings) PLUS for being an ACA member, you can receive an additional $50 off by using our special discount code ACA50 at checkout. Learn more here: https://voicesofpsychotherapy.com

#FridayFact #BeKindToYourMind
05/15/2020

#FridayFact #BeKindToYourMind

ACA wants to hear from you! Join us for a Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 7–8 pm ET. Here's your chan...
05/14/2020

ACA wants to hear from you! Join us for a Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 7–8 pm ET. Here's your chance to receive a legislative update and answers to your most pressing policy questions. #CounselorsAdvocate

To RSVP: https://bit.ly/3fPJIWv

Counselors for Social Justice is hosting their CSJ Summer Webinar Series starting on May 20, 2020! This series will feat...
05/13/2020

Counselors for Social Justice is hosting their CSJ Summer Webinar Series starting on May 20, 2020! This series will feature webinars on human trafficking, climate change, protecting trans youth, and social justice in schools. For more information: https://bit.ly/3cvffeq

ACA is partnering with SAMHSA for National Prevention Week! NPW is a public education platform that promotes prevention ...
05/13/2020

ACA is partnering with SAMHSA for National Prevention Week! NPW is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.

Each year around NPW, communities and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.

To join in and learn more about National Prevention Week 2020 and how you can get involved, please visit https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week

🔎Comment below: Find three words that will help you #BeKindToYourMind amidst social distancing #WordSearch
05/12/2020

🔎Comment below: Find three words that will help you #BeKindToYourMind amidst social distancing #WordSearch

For clients, being in the midst of chaos feels like being in the middle of the ocean with no vessel, flailing arms in ho...
05/11/2020

For clients, being in the midst of chaos feels like being in the middle of the ocean with no vessel, flailing arms in hopes that someone might see and help. With the help of professionals, clients learn how to slowly build their life rafts. #BeKindToYourMind https://bit.ly/3coSitp

05/09/2020
American Counseling Association

Did you miss our Facebook Live event with Veterans Health Administration (VHA) - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - VA and American Counseling Association Present: Annie?

Check out the video here:

Welcome to today’s Facebook Live event – VA and American Counseling Association Present: Annie. We’re hosting this event in partnership with Veterans Health Administration (VHA) - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and have experts on hand to answer your questions on the topic.

Make sure unmute the video and turn up your volume. To see the most recent comments, refresh the page or turn on notifications in the drop-down menu of this post by clicking the top right corner and selecting “See more options.” Learn more about VHA’s Office of Connected Care: https://connectedcare.va.gov/

05/07/2020
VA and American Counseling Association Present: Annie

Welcome to today’s Facebook Live event – VA and American Counseling Association Present: Annie. We’re hosting this event in partnership with Veterans Health Administration (VHA) - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and have experts on hand to answer your questions on the topic.

Make sure unmute the video and turn up your volume. To see the most recent comments, refresh the page or turn on notifications in the drop-down menu of this post by clicking the top right corner and selecting “See more options.” Learn more about VHA’s Office of Connected Care: https://connectedcare.va.gov/

Hey ACA members, can anyone use a free CE right now? Our Free CE of the Month is Justice and Advocacy: Navigating Ethica...
05/07/2020

Hey ACA members, can anyone use a free CE right now? Our Free CE of the Month is Justice and Advocacy: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas when Counseling Unaccompanied Minors in Detention Centers. #BeKindToYourMind

To access: https://bit.ly/2yAQjn4

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Join ACA in the fight to stop discriminatory legislation affecting counselors; to ban “Conversion Therapy” for minors; to ensure hiring of LPCs within the Veterans Administration; to ensure Medicare coverage of LPCs; to fund the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program (ESSCP); and more. Members receive government affairs updates in the Member Toolkit email each month, and legislative “action alerts” are issued to members in particular zip codes when urgent matters arise. Learn more at counseling.org/government-affairs Posting of commercial messages in our comments by entities other than ACA, ACA Divisions, ACA Regions, ACA Branches, or the ACA Foundation is prohibited, including but not limited to program, product, service, membership, or conference promotion on any topic area, discussion list, community, interest area, or resource library entry. If you would like to purchase an advertisement with ACA, please submit your request to [email protected]

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