CEO’s Message: In support of thousands of professional counselors

Next month, thousands of professional counselors, counselor educators, researchers and graduate students will convene in New Orleans for the ACA 2019 Conference & Expo. This annual event comprises more than 400 education sessions, over 100 exhibitors and countless opportunities to network with those who understand your unique professional role. In some ways, I think this…continue reading

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CEO’s Message: Upping our game

Each day it seems that the world becomes smaller thanks to the advent of technology, allowing us to more easily travel, communicate, interact and learn about others. From my perspective, this means we can also learn more about diverse cultures, customs, perspectives and motivations that we may not inherently understand. I’m not speaking here about…continue reading

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CEO’s Message: Your light continues to shine brightly

Respectful discussion, the inclusion of diverse voices and compassion for our fellow humans seem to be waning these days. Many pundits and others will tell you what (or who) has driven this “new normal” in American society. But the question is, does it really matter who started this or who perpetuates the growing divide? Isn’t…continue reading

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CEO’s Message: The toxic environment goes beyond air and water

I can remember when we read about and had to endure smog, polluted streams and factories that contributed to a degradation of physical health. But in this day and age, especially here in the United States, the phrase “toxic environment” has taken on other contexts. The ongoing divisiveness between many groups, the bullying of others…continue reading

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CEO’s Message: Walking taller: The professional counselor’s expertise

I have to admit that I love going to the movies. However, over the past several years, I haven’t seen as many as I would like. There are various reasons for this, including simply not making the time, the cost of movie admission and the rise of alternatives such as Netflix and HBO. Recently, however,…continue reading

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From the CEO: ACA: Still a home for professional school counselors

One of our longtime employees at the American Counseling Association recently reflected that we talk about team, but his perception was that ACA is really about family. He said that people can leave a team, or be asked to leave, but they are still part of the ACA family. That is our culture. I see…continue reading

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