Counseling Knowledge Center

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    Welcome to the ACA Knowledge Center.  

    The Knowledge Center is a resource for our members and non-members to help you keep up with professional and counseling trends.  

    You will find resources such as Ethics, Licensure Requirements, Syllabus Clearinghouse, Webinars, Podcasts and more.

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Ethics

The department of Ethics is responsible for providing access to and interpretation of the American Counseling Association’s Code of Ethics.

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Licensure Requirements

Professional education program accreditation is the process whereby a college or university professional program (e.g. counseling or psychology) voluntarily undergoes review by an accrediting body.

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ACA-ACES Syllabus Clearinghouse

This unique resource was developed to help counselor educators discover creative approaches to course development, while also saving time and enriching the profession.

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Improved Access to Mental Health Care!

by Amber McLaughlin | Nov 08, 2013
This morning, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced final rules for the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act at a mental health conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta with former first lady Rosalynn Carter.
Insurers will now be required to cover care for mental health and addiction just like physical illnesses. Learn more through the links below:

Press Release from the Dept. of Health & Human Services
(contains link to final rules and a fact sheet about final rules).

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/us/politics/rules-to-require-equal-coverage-for-mental-ills.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131108

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/08/health/hhs-mental-health/

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/08/21366585-us-to-require-insurers-to-cover-mental-health-addiction-same-as-physical-illness

Read ACA's 2012 interview with Secretary Sebelius here.

ACA will follow this story closely and keep you informed of updates and announcements.