Committees

Committee Leadership Handbook - July 2013
Committee Handbook

ACA Committee Chairs and Staff Liaisons – 2013-2014

AUDIT COMMITTEE

ACA Staff Liaison
Deb Barnes
dbarnes@counseling.org

AWARDS COMMITTEE

Caroline Wilde
cwilde4@gmail.com

ACA Staff Liaison
Holly Clubb
hclubb@counseling.org

BRANCH DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Therese Farmer
theresefarmer@aol.com

ACA Staff Liaison
Holly Clubb
hclubb@counseling.org

BYLAWS AND POLICIES COMMITTEE

Walt Frazier
walter@walterfrazier.com

ACA Staff Liaison
Amy Crank
acrank@counseling.org

COMPENSATION COMMITTEE

Pat Schwallie-Giddis

drpat@gwu.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
Deb Barnes
dbarnes@counseling.org

ETHICS COMMITTEE

Gerra Perkins
perkinsg@nsula.edu

Kirk Bowden
kbowden@gcu.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
Erin Martz
emartz@counseling.org

FINANCIAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Thelma Daley
ttd_1@msn.com

ACA Staff Liaison
Deb Barnes
dbarnes@counseling.org

GRADUATE STUDENT COMMITTEE

Chantrelle Deron Varnado-Johnson

cdvarnad@yahoo.com

ACA Staff Liaison
Danielle Irving
dirving@counseling.org

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

Yegan Pilay
pillay@ohio.edu


ACA Staff Liaison
Vikki Cooper
vcooper@counseling.org

INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE

Sachin Jain
sacedu@yahoo.com

Daya Singh Sandhu
dayasandhu29@yahoo.com

ACA Staff Liaison
Robin Hayes
rhayes@counseling.org

NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

Bradley T. Erford
berford@loyola.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
Deb Barnes
dbarnes@counseling.org

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE

Jill Duba Sauerheber
jillduba.sauerheber@wku.edu

Richard Ponton
rponton@oceanhsd.org

ACA Staff Liaison
Erin Martz
emartz@counseling.org

PUBLIC POLICY AND LEGISLATION COMMITTEE

Linda Robertson
aa2271@wayne.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
Scott Barstow
Sbarstow@counseling.org

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE

Brande Flamez-McDevitt

ndbrande@yahoo.com

ACA Staff Liaison
Carolyn Baker
Cbaker@counseling.org

RESEARCH AND KNOWLEDGE COMMITTEE

ACA Staff Liaison
David Kaplan
dkaplan@counseling.org

2012-2013 TASK FORCES

Ethics Revision

Perry Francis

pfrancis@emich.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
David Kaplan
dkaplan@counseling.org

ACA Staff Liaison
Erin Martz
emartz@counseling.org

Leadership Development

Jane Goodman

goodman@oakland.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
Holly Clubb
hclubb@counseling.org

National Institute for Counseling Research

Jack Culbreth

jrculbreth@uncc.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
Will Stroble
wstroble@counseling.org

School Counseling

Lynn Linde

llinde@loyola.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
Jessica Eagle
Jeagle@counseling.org

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR COUNSELING RESEARCH (NICR) TASK FORCE

Jack Culbreth
jrculbreth@uncc.edu

ACA Staff Liaison
David Kaplan
dkaplan@counseling.org

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Help ACA design the 2014 For Graduate Students and New Professionals Only conference series in Hawaii!

by Don Kenneally | Apr 11, 2013
ACA really enjoys paying as much attention as we can to graduate students and new professionals and we need your help to do so.

Dear Graduate Students and New Professionals,

ACA really enjoys paying as much attention as we can to graduate students and new professionals and we need your help to do so.

An important ACA initiative is our special For Graduate Students and New Professionals Only conference series. Each year at the annual conference, ACA provides education sessions by some of the most famous authors, theorists, and leaders in professional counseling on topics specifically chosen by graduate students and new professionals. Previous For Graduate Students and New Professionals Only presentations have included:

  • Patricia Arredondo—Making the Most of Supervision.
  • Gerald Corey—Finding a Meaningful Life After Graduate School.
  • Gerald Corey, Marianne Corey, & Jamie Bludworth—Becoming a Professional Counselor
  • Rebecca Daniel-Burke—Finding a Counseling Job in This Lousy Economy. A New Opportunity: Getting a Job in Integrated Care.
  • Marcheta Evans—What Graduate Students and New Professionals Need to Know About Mindfulness.
  • Jo-Ann Lipford Sanders—What Graduate Students and New Professionals Need to Know About the Current State of Multiculturalism.
  • Carman Gill & Stephanie Dailey—Got Spirit? Our Clients Do.
  • Sam Gladding—What Graduate Students and New Professionals Need to Know About Humor in Counseling.
  • Sam Gladding & Donna Henderson—Keeping the Boundaries From Breaking in Counselor Education: Professor/Student Relationships.
  • Jane Goodman—Master Teaching Techniques for Rookie Counselor Educators.
  • Allen & Mary Ivey—What Graduate Students and New Professionals Need to Know About Neuroscience.
  • Marty Jencius—What Graduate Students and New Professionals Need to Know About Social Media.
  • Jeffrey Kottler—What Can I Do With My Counseling Degree? Career Options for Graduate Students and New Professionals.
  • Courtland Lee—Let Your Degree be Your Passport: International Opportunities for Graduate Students and New Professionals.
  • Lynn Linde—Office Politics 101.
  • Sandra Lopez-Baez—Practical Pointers for Graduate Students and Professionals.
  • Deborah Legge—Preparing Graduate students and New Professionals for Success in Private Practice.
  • Chris Moll—From Backpacks to Briefcases: Making the Transition From Graduate Student to Professional Counselor.
  • Jane Myers—Wellness & Self-Care for Graduate Students and New Professionals.
  • Beverly O’Bryant—Knowing me, Supporting Me, and Marketing Me.
  • Cynthia Osborne, Pamela Paisley & Jack Culbreth—How to Find Post-Grad Supervision on a Shoestring Budget.
  • Mark Pope—How to Get Through Your Dissertation (and Graduate).
  • Anneliese Singh—“Do Ask, Do Tell”: Current LGBTQ Issues in Counseling for Graduate Students and New Professionals.
  • Don W. Locke—Building Skills and Advocating for the Counseling Profession.

ACA needs your help in determining the lineup for the 2014 ACA conference in Hawaii next March. We would love to have you respond to the following two questions: 1.—Other than a faculty member in your own program, who is a famous counselor that you would enjoy seeing (and meeting) at the conference? Who is the person most likely to get the following reaction from you: “I can’t believe I’m seeing her/him in person!”

2. What topic(s) would you like to see at the 2014 conference for the For Graduate Students and New Professionals Only series? Most of our student attendees are enrolled in master’s degree programs, so while we certainly want doctoral level related programs, we are especially desirous of topics that are meaningful to master’s level students and new professionals.

ACA thanks you for your willingness to help construct the 2014 For Graduate Students and New Professionals Only series. The ACA conference is the world’s largest conference for professional counselors (3,500 attended the Cincinnati conference last month) and we hope that everyone can come to Hawaii. For information on the conference – including how to submit a proposal before the June 5th deadline- visit www.counseling.org/conference. Even if you can’t attend we still would love to have your ideas for the series.

You can send your thoughts directly to ACA at dkaplan@counseling.org.