The ACA Center for Counseling Practice, Policy, and Research was developed to create, archive, disseminate and promote exemplary counseling practice information and resources for professional counselors, counselor educators, supervisors, students, legislators, the media and other consumers of applied counseling knowledge and to advocate for optimum counselor work and training conditions. The vision of the ACA Center is to be seen as both the premier place to obtain information and resources that focus on cutting edge practices and to be viewed as the focus of the counseling profession’s advocacy efforts for high quality workforce conditions. Please provide us feedback for additional services you would like to see and for the ACA Center’s continuous improvement.
Are you a School Counselor? We want to hear from you!
Let us know about your efforts as a school counselor to support the positive development of students. Participate in the Supporting Safe and Healthy Schools online survey!
ACA is working with GLSEN, ASCA, and other educational organizations on an important national study about school counselors, psychologists, and social workers and their efforts to create safe and affirming learning environments for our nation’s youth. If you are currently employed as a counselor working with middle and/or high school students, please share your perspectives and experiences with us. Participation in this survey is completely voluntary, and please be assured that your participation will be confidential.
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ACA Practice Briefs are short, research-based summaries of best practices, evidence-based practices, and research-based approaches covering a wide variety of client-presenting issues and counseling topics. Practice Briefs
The Scholars-in-Residence program will offer two professionals an opportunity to gain practical experience in activities, special assignments, and/or research projects that support federal, state, and community-based programs, policies, and best practices in various counseling settings: Schools, Hospitals and Community Agencies. Scholars-in-Residence