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Bradley Erford Named Incoming Editor of American Counseling Association’s Flagship Journal

Bradley T. Erford, PhD, a Vanderbilt University professor and expert on psychoeducational tests and counseling outcomes research, has been named incoming editor of the Journal of Counseling & Development, a publication of the American Counseling...
2-Jul-2024 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Christine Suniti Bhat Begins Term as President of American Counseling Association

An Ohio University professor and an expert on cyberbullying prevention begins her term as President of the world's largest association representing professional counselors.
27-Jun-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Journal Explores the Experiences of Minority and Young Populations Within LGBTQ Community

The experiences and mental health of children, youth and marginalized groups within the LGBTQ+ community is the focus of a special two-part series in the Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling.
18-Jun-2024 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Professional Counselors Love Their Work, But Not Their Earnings

Most professional counselors enjoy their work, but nearly half say they feel poorly compensated for the important job they do, results of a survey commissioned by the American Counseling Association (ACA) show.
7-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ACA CEO Testifies on Need for Improved Mental Health Care for Black Men and Boys

Today, American Counseling Association (ACA) CEO Shawn Boynes, FASAE, CAE, testified at a congressional hearing about the role counselors can play in providing support for Black men and boys and dismantling stigma around mental health concerns.
1-May-2024 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Counseling Awareness Month Honors Professionals Who Foster Mental Health and Wellness

At a time when the need for mental health services in the U.S. is higher than ever, counselors play a key role in increasing access to and delivering mental health care.
1-Apr-2024 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

ACA Awards Recognize Achievement and Excellence in Professional Counseling

Counselors from across the United States are being honored for excellence in research, career and humanitarian achievement.
27-Mar-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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College Students Appear Resistant to Using 988 Crisis Phone Line

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline launched across the U.S. nearly 2 years ago. But college students — who are particularly vulnerable to substance use problems and related mental health crises — appear disinclined to use it, according to new...
20-Feb-2024 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Founded in 1952, 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. ACA represents nearly 60,000 members and is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. Driven by the belief that all people can benefit from the power of counseling, ACA’s mission is to promote the professional development of counselors, advocate for counselors, and ensure that ethical, culturally inclusive practices protect our members’ clients and all people who seek counseling services.



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