Professional Organizations

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Counseling Association

ACA – Main Page

Counseling Today (Online)

ACA Journals) – Links to abstracts, author guidelines and more

American College Counseling Association

ACCA strives to support and enhance the practice of college counseling, to promote ethical and responsible professional practice, to promote communication and exchange among college counselors across service areas and institutional settings, to encourage cooperation with other organizations related to higher education and college student development, and to provide leadership and advocacy for the professional of higher education. ACCA is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA).

ACCA

American School Counselor Association

The American School Counselor Association is the single national organization that represents the profession of school counseling. ASCA focuses on providing professional development, enhancing school counseling programs, and researching effective school counseling practices. Our mission is to promote excellence in professional school counseling and the development of all students.

ASCA

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) emphasizes the need for quality education and supervision of counselors in all work settings. Through the accreditation process and professional development activities, ACES strives to continue to improve the education, credentialing and supervision of counselors.

ACES

Association for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Counseling

The mission of the Association for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Counseling is to educate mental health service providers about issues confronting gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) individuals.

AGLBIC

Association for Specialists in Group Work

The Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) was founded to promote quality in group work training, practice, and research both nationally and internationally. A division of the American Counseling Association (ACA), ASGW numbers among its members over 5800 group workers and group work educators.

ASGW

Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development

The mission of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) is to provide global leadership, research, training and development of multicultural counseling professionals with a focus on racial and ethnic issues.

AMCD

Chi Sigma Iota, International

CSI

North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

NCBLPC

National Board for Certified Counselors

NBCC

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

CACREP has obtained recognition as a specialized accrediting body by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation (COPA). This recognition provides a similar credential to the public that CACREP’s standards and procedures have undergone a similar assessment process by an outside body, which has recognized the commitment to educational quality. Although COPA no longer exists as an agency, the recognition function begun by COPA has been continued by its member accrediting organizations through new channels.

CACREP

GreatKids Network

The GreatKids Network has established a web site for kids that highlights other kids doing great things.

GreatKids

New England Educational Institute

An organization that offers thirty different week-long symposia featuring eminent faculty on a variety of mental health topics.

New England Educational Institute

Smartmarriages.com

The web site for an conference being sponsored by the Coalition for Marriage, Family, and Couples Education.

Smart Marriages – Happy Families

Wellness Institute

A site for the Institute which teaches Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy using the Hypno-Behavioral Therapy model. The model combines: humanistic psychology (Gestalt, TA, the body/mind connection), developmental psychology, behavior modification ( classical and NLP), hypnotherapy (traditional and Eriksson), and a Heart-Centered holistic approach.

The Wellness Institute

American Guidance Service

An organization providing counseling resources: books, parent education programs, etc.

AGS

Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy

An organization that seeks to preserve and advance the philosophy, theory, practice and research of Gestalt Therapy and its various applications.

AAGT

Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.

Counseling resources — books, workshops, assessment tools, etc.

PAR