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.

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.

Let us know what you’re doing to take care of yourself in the comments! 👇 #CounselorsHelp
08/13/2021

Let us know what you’re doing to take care of yourself in the comments! 👇 #CounselorsHelp

Let us know what you’re doing to take care of yourself in the comments! 👇 #CounselorsHelp

Spotlight On 👉 Counseling Today: "Crisis counseling demands that practitioners become comfortable with the uncomfortable...
08/12/2021

Spotlight On 👉 Counseling Today: "Crisis counseling demands that practitioners become comfortable with the uncomfortable, ensuring safety while creating a nonjudgmental space for clients to share their most distressing thoughts and emotions."

Read more: https://bit.ly/3fV3Wjx

Spotlight On 👉 Counseling Today: "Crisis counseling demands that practitioners become comfortable with the uncomfortable, ensuring safety while creating a nonjudgmental space for clients to share their most distressing thoughts and emotions."

Read more: https://bit.ly/3fV3Wjx

#WednesdayWisdom #CounselorsHelp
08/11/2021

#WednesdayWisdom #CounselorsHelp

#WednesdayWisdom #CounselorsHelp

When it comes to structuring our time outside of session, we need to determine what feels rejuvenating and what feels re...
08/10/2021

When it comes to structuring our time outside of session, we need to determine what feels rejuvenating and what feels restrictive. #CounselorsHelp https://bit.ly/3AqKMK2

It’s National Health Center Week! Time to raise awareness of and show some love and support for community health centers...
08/09/2021

It’s National Health Center Week! Time to raise awareness of and show some love and support for community health centers across the country. #CounselorsHelp

It’s National Health Center Week! Time to raise awareness of and show some love and support for community health centers across the country. #CounselorsHelp

It's time for a mental health check-in. Let us know how you’re feeling in the comments. #CounselorsHelp
08/06/2021

It's time for a mental health check-in. Let us know how you’re feeling in the comments. #CounselorsHelp

It's time for a mental health check-in. Let us know how you’re feeling in the comments. #CounselorsHelp

Developing new habits and making positive changes in life takes time. Here are some tips to help you in that process. #C...
08/05/2021

Developing new habits and making positive changes in life takes time. Here are some tips to help you in that process. #CounselorsHelp

Developing new habits and making positive changes in life takes time. Here are some tips to help you in that process. #CounselorsHelp

#WednesdayWisdom #CounselorsHelp
08/04/2021

#WednesdayWisdom #CounselorsHelp

#WednesdayWisdom #CounselorsHelp

Counselors may want to help clients by providing court testimony, writing letters of documentation or advocating on thei...
08/03/2021

Counselors may want to help clients by providing court testimony, writing letters of documentation or advocating on their behalf in other ways, but clinicians should be careful not to extend themselves beyond the limits of their training and expertise. #CounselorsHelp https://bit.ly/3jcFESR

#MentalHealthMatters: Simone Biles has offered all of us a golden opportunity to learn the right and wrong way to suppor...
08/02/2021
How to support someone going through a mentally tough time

#MentalHealthMatters: Simone Biles has offered all of us a golden opportunity to learn the right and wrong way to support someone going through a difficult time mentally or emotionally. #CounselorsHelp

Simone Biles made a very public withdrawal from the Olympic women’s gymnastics team final, citing a mental issue. Here’s how experts say people should respond to someone who needs to care for their mental health.

Whether you’re new to your field or at the peak of your career, it’s crucial to prioritize your mental health. #MondayMo...
08/02/2021

Whether you’re new to your field or at the peak of your career, it’s crucial to prioritize your mental health. #MondayMotivation #counselorshelp

Whether you’re new to your field or at the peak of your career, it’s crucial to prioritize your mental health. #MondayMotivation #counselorshelp

Check out our conversation with Dr. Rufus Tony Spann on the role his identity and perspectives played in becoming a prof...
07/30/2021
Candid Conversations with BIPOC Counselors - Dr. Rufus Tony Spann, LPC

Check out our conversation with Dr. Rufus Tony Spann on the role his identity and perspectives played in becoming a professional counselor. #CounselorsHelp #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

This video series was created to increase visibility of BIPOC Counselors and promote the benefits of counseling for BIPOC communities.

đź‘•Our President, Dr. S. Kent Butler, is absolutely rocking our "Be Color Brave, Not Blind" t-shirt! #BIPOCMentalHealthMon...
07/30/2021

đź‘•Our President, Dr. S. Kent Butler, is absolutely rocking our "Be Color Brave, Not Blind" t-shirt! #BIPOCMentalHealthMonthđź‘•

You can purchase the shirt here: https://bit.ly/2V4RCG6

đź‘•Our President, Dr. S. Kent Butler, is absolutely rocking our "Be Color Brave, Not Blind" t-shirt! #BIPOCMentalHealthMonthđź‘•

You can purchase the shirt here: https://bit.ly/2V4RCG6

Our identity and sense of belonging are central to our mental health. As we near the end of #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth, it’...
07/30/2021

Our identity and sense of belonging are central to our mental health. As we near the end of #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth, it’s crucial to understand and acknowledge the complexities of BIPOC clients and students. #CounselorsHelp https://counseling.org/bipoc-mhm

Traditional systems of care in the United States may overlook BIPOC and QTBIPOC experiences, making it difficult for man...
07/29/2021

Traditional systems of care in the United States may overlook BIPOC and QTBIPOC experiences, making it difficult for many to seek mental health care. Explore some of the information and resources available to support those experiences for #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth at mhanational.org/july

Traditional systems of care in the United States may overlook BIPOC and QTBIPOC experiences, making it difficult for many to seek mental health care. Explore some of the information and resources available to support those experiences for #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth at mhanational.org/july

Check out our conversation with Dr. Monica Band on the importance of destigmatizing mental health in BIPOC communities a...
07/28/2021
Candid Conversations w/ BIPOC Counselors - Dr. Monica Band, LPC

Check out our conversation with Dr. Monica Band on the importance of destigmatizing mental health in BIPOC communities and the important role counselors play in that process. #CounselorsHelp #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

This video series was created to increase visibility of BIPOC Counselors and promote the benefit of counseling for BIPOC communities.

#WednesdayWisdom #CounselorsHelp #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth
07/28/2021

#WednesdayWisdom #CounselorsHelp #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

#WednesdayWisdom #CounselorsHelp #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

S. Kent Butler is no stranger to courageous conversations about diversity, racial justice, and leadership. As ACA's 70th...
07/27/2021

S. Kent Butler is no stranger to courageous conversations about diversity, racial justice, and leadership. As ACA's 70th president, he plans to use that courage and candor to create a more inclusive counseling profession. #CounselorsHelp https://bit.ly/3eO1bzX

S. Kent Butler is no stranger to courageous conversations about diversity, racial justice, and leadership. As ACA's 70th president, he plans to use that courage and candor to create a more inclusive counseling profession. #CounselorsHelp https://bit.ly/3eO1bzX

Celebrate being color brave and show your support for #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth with a t-shirt or jumbo magnet! #Counselor...
07/26/2021

Celebrate being color brave and show your support for #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth with a t-shirt or jumbo magnet! #CounselorsHelp https://bit.ly/3cgFGp6

Celebrate being color brave and show your support for #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth with a t-shirt or jumbo magnet! #CounselorsHelp https://bit.ly/3cgFGp6

Let us know what you’re doing to support #BIPOCMentalHealth by downloading our pledge sheet, available on our BIPOC Ment...
07/23/2021

Let us know what you’re doing to support #BIPOCMentalHealth by downloading our pledge sheet, available on our BIPOC Mental Health Month toolkit! #CounselorsHelp

https://counseling.org/bipoc-mhm

Let us know what you’re doing to support #BIPOCMentalHealth by downloading our pledge sheet, available on our BIPOC Mental Health Month toolkit! #CounselorsHelp

https://counseling.org/bipoc-mhm

IN ONE HOUR: Join us for the first ever #ColorMeBrave virtual discussion titled “Supervention: Exploring the Intersectio...
07/22/2021

IN ONE HOUR: Join us for the first ever #ColorMeBrave virtual discussion titled “Supervention: Exploring the Intersection of Mental Health and Law Enforcement”!

RSVP: https://fb.me/e/153lxadeL

IN ONE HOUR: Join us for the first ever #ColorMeBrave virtual discussion titled “Supervention: Exploring the Intersection of Mental Health and Law Enforcement”!

RSVP: https://fb.me/e/153lxadeL

Community care, self-directed care and culturally-based practices are all valid and valuable choices people can make for...
07/22/2021

Community care, self-directed care and culturally-based practices are all valid and valuable choices people can make for their mental health - but they may not be aware of these options. Explore #StrengthInCommunities for BIPOC, by BIPOC.

Learn more at mhanational.org/july

Community care, self-directed care and culturally-based practices are all valid and valuable choices people can make for their mental health - but they may not be aware of these options. Explore #StrengthInCommunities for BIPOC, by BIPOC.

Learn more at mhanational.org/july

At 7pm ET, join us for AAPI: Advocacy and Action! This event offers a roundtable discussion with congressional and state...
07/21/2021

At 7pm ET, join us for AAPI: Advocacy and Action! This event offers a roundtable discussion with congressional and state representatives focused on policies to support AAPI communities. #CounselorsHelp

RSVP: bit.ly/2UHj4Ji

At 7pm ET, join us for AAPI: Advocacy and Action! This event offers a roundtable discussion with congressional and state representatives focused on policies to support AAPI communities. #CounselorsHelp

RSVP: bit.ly/2UHj4Ji

#WednesdayWisdom #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth #CounselorsHelp
07/21/2021

#WednesdayWisdom #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth #CounselorsHelp

#WednesdayWisdom #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth #CounselorsHelp

#ACAInTheNews: An increase in instances of gun violence has resulted in the demand for grief counselors to outpace the s...
07/20/2021
Grief counselors in short supply with gun violence rising

#ACAInTheNews: An increase in instances of gun violence has resulted in the demand for grief counselors to outpace the supply. ACA Chief Knowledge and Learning Officer Lynn Linde shares her thoughts on the increasing need for grief counselors. https://bit.ly/3zm7PoX

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Brett Roman Williams stood at the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office staring at a photo of his older brother’s face, a familiar feeling welled in his chest.

As we work toward becoming color brave (rather than follow a color blind ideology) in the mental health space, it’s impo...
07/20/2021

As we work toward becoming color brave (rather than follow a color blind ideology) in the mental health space, it’s important for counselors to develop multicultural competence as part of their continued learning. Here are some tips to help you get started! #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth #CounselorsHelp https://counseling.org/bipoc-mhm

Professional athletes face unrealistic expectations from the media and public — both physically and mentally — but they ...
07/19/2021

Professional athletes face unrealistic expectations from the media and public — both physically and mentally — but they experience the same mental health challenges as the rest of us. #CounselorsHelp https://bit.ly/2Uj8ite

Professional athletes face unrealistic expectations from the media and public — both physically and mentally — but they experience the same mental health challenges as the rest of us. #CounselorsHelp https://bit.ly/2Uj8ite

Not every day is going to be great. Take some time today to relax, reflect and build resilience. Thanks to our friends a...
07/16/2021
Shine App: Resilience & Burnout | BIPOC Mental Health Month

Not every day is going to be great. Take some time today to relax, reflect and build resilience. Thanks to our friends at The Shine App for this video!

As an ACA member, get 40% off a Shine Premium membership to unlock 1,000+ meditations & research-backed programs, real-time support from a global community, and advice around managing your mental and emotional health. Plus, you'll access bedtime meditations and stories to help you rest easier. https://bit.ly/3ijCU5s

https://www.counseling.org/bipoc-mhmListen to more meditations from Shine around topics specific to BIPOC Mental Health in the Shine app: https://bit.ly/3AO891f

Looking for a quick and fun activity to do over the weekend? Download our printable Be Color Brave, Not Blind coloring s...
07/16/2021

Looking for a quick and fun activity to do over the weekend? Download our printable Be Color Brave, Not Blind coloring sheet and share it with us!

Download the coloring sheet here: https://counseling.org/bipoc-mhm

Looking for a quick and fun activity to do over the weekend? Download our printable Be Color Brave, Not Blind coloring sheet and share it with us!

Download the coloring sheet here: https://counseling.org/bipoc-mhm

Not everyone has equal access to mental health care or resources. What are some of the common barriers to mental health ...
07/15/2021

Not everyone has equal access to mental health care or resources. What are some of the common barriers to mental health care for individuals in BIPOC communities? #CounselorsHelp #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth

https://www.counseling.org/bipoc-mhm

Celebrate #StrengthInCommunities this July for #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth. From generational cultural practices to mutual a...
07/14/2021

Celebrate #StrengthInCommunities this July for #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth. From generational cultural practices to mutual aid, BIPOC and QTBIPOC have created systems of support that naturally foster resiliency and healing.

Learn more at mhanational.org/july

Celebrate #StrengthInCommunities this July for #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth. From generational cultural practices to mutual aid, BIPOC and QTBIPOC have created systems of support that naturally foster resiliency and healing.

Learn more at mhanational.org/july

We’re thrilled to announce that Wisconsin has declared the month of July as BIPOC Mental Health Month! Statewide declara...
07/13/2021

We’re thrilled to announce that Wisconsin has declared the month of July as BIPOC Mental Health Month! Statewide declarations like these are huge in efforts to raise awareness of the importance of #BIPOCMentalHealth. #CounselorsHelp

We’re thrilled to announce that Wisconsin has declared the month of July as BIPOC Mental Health Month! Statewide declarations like these are huge in efforts to raise awareness of the importance of #BIPOCMentalHealth. #CounselorsHelp

In many ways, self-care has become the ultimate buzzword in everyday discussions about the importance of mental health. ...
07/13/2021

In many ways, self-care has become the ultimate buzzword in everyday discussions about the importance of mental health. But here’s the thing: It isn’t just a buzzword. #CounselorsHelp #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth https://bit.ly/3euvVWD

In many ways, self-care has become the ultimate buzzword in everyday discussions about the importance of mental health. But here’s the thing: It isn’t just a buzzword. #CounselorsHelp #BIPOCMentalHealthMonth https://bit.ly/3euvVWD

On Wednesday, July 21st at 7pm ET, join us for AAPI: Advocacy and Action! This event offers a roundtable discussion with...
07/12/2021

On Wednesday, July 21st at 7pm ET, join us for AAPI: Advocacy and Action! This event offers a roundtable discussion with congressional and state representatives focused on policies to support AAPI communities.

RSVP link: https://bit.ly/2UHj4Ji

On Wednesday, July 21st at 7pm ET, join us for AAPI: Advocacy and Action! This event offers a roundtable discussion with congressional and state representatives focused on policies to support AAPI communities.

RSVP link: https://bit.ly/2UHj4Ji

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