Archive of ACA News Items

  • ACA in the News: Medicare Bill H.R. 3662

    May 06, 2014
    Art Terrazas, ACA's director of government affairs, wrote an op-ed for The Hill, commending Representatives Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) for working toward "commonsense reform that could dramatically increase access to mental healthcare for our seniors, particularly those living in rural areas."
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  • ACA in the News: Proactive Measures Against School Violence

    Apr 24, 2014
    After the recent tragedy in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, ACA's Director of Government Affairs, Art Terrazas, spoke to Education Week about proactive measures to address school violence, ACA’s work with the Student Support Act, and the need to hire more school counselors to reduce the country’s counselor-to-student ratio.
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  • Ohio Licensure Announcement

    Apr 17, 2014
    The Ohio counselor licensure board has reported that it is the first state to endorse CACREP and its affiliate CORE for counselor licensure.
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  • ACA in the News: Preventing School Violence

    Apr 11, 2014
    After the tragic stabbings at Franklin Regional Senior High School, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette focused on finding solutions to end violence in our schools, and mental health was a key factor in their coverage. ACA president, Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji, was interviewed,.
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  • ACA in the News: Demonstration Series

    Apr 01, 2014
    KHON2 TV visited the ACA 2014 Conference to see a live demonstration session that simulated counselors' responses after a shooting on a college campus.
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  • ACA in the News: Conference Coverage

    Mar 30, 2014
    More media coverage of the ACA 2014 Conference & Expo in Hawaii.
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  • ACA in the News: Hawaii Public Radio

    Mar 28, 2014
    ACA President, Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji, discussed mental health and the counseling profession on Hawaii Public Radio's "The Conversation."
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  • 2014 ACA Code of Ethics Approved by Governing Council

    Mar 25, 2014
    The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics was approved by the Governing Council this morning at its meeting at the ACA conference held in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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  • ACA's 49th President, Dr. Judy Lewis, Passes Away

    Mar 21, 2014
    Dr. Lewis was a vociferous advocate for social justice and worked hard to shape and protect the important role that professional counselors play in helping clients and students enjoy a more fulfilling life. Many in the field owe her a debt of gratitude for her passion, her unwavering dedication, and her life-long commitment to the counseling profession.
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  • ACA in the News: Substance Abuse Counseling

    Mar 11, 2014 recently interviewed ACA member, Stephen Ratcliff for a segment called, “I Want to Be a – Substance Abuse Counselor.”
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  • ACA in the News: Op-ed on Blocked Veterans Bill

    Mar 10, 2014
    The ACA Government Affairs team recently worked with Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., on legislation that would require the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to integrate LPCs into its training programs.
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  • ACA in the News: Supporting LGBTQ Youth

    Mar 03, 2014
    ACA recently served as co-presenting partner of the Human Rights Campaign's Time to Thrive Conference, during which actress Ellen Page came out.
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  • ACA Names Representatives to CDC Project

    Feb 27, 2014
    Five expert members will contribute to the Safe and Supportive Schools Project, which will work with 19 state education agencies to promote the establishment of safe and supportive school environments for all students and staff as an approach to preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted infections for adolescents.
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  • ACA in the News: National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

    Feb 27, 2014
    ACA President, Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji, and National Eating Disorders Association CEO and President, Lynn Grefe, provide guidance to readers about talking to a friend about an eating disorder.
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  • ACA Takes a Stand for the Code of Ethics

    Feb 26, 2014
    Earlier this morning, ACA President Cirecie West-Olatunji sent a letter to Arizona Governor Janice Brewer asking her to veto S.B. 1062.
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  • ACAF 2014 Graduate Student Essay Competitions Winners Announced

    Feb 24, 2014
    The 2014 ACA Foundation Graduate Student Essay competitions have come to a close. A record 400 essays were submitted for the annual competition.
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  • ACA in the News: Hispanics and Access to Mental Health Care

    Feb 20, 2014
    NPR affiliate, WDDE, recently looked at the barriers individuals within the Hispanic population face when seeking mental health care in the U.S. Dr. Patricia Arredondo, past president of ACA, was interviewed to discuss accessibility issues and more.
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  • First Scholars-in-Residence Announced

    Feb 19, 2014
    The ACA Center for Counseling Practice, Policy, and Research announces its selection of the first two Scholars-in-Residence (SIR) interns: Adam Carter, a doctoral degree student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Jasmine Mcleod, a School Counseling Specialist with the Baltimore City Public Schools system.
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  • ACA Members Choose Duffey as Next President-elect

    Feb 19, 2014
    Thelma Duffey will serve as the American Counseling Association’s 64th president after being elected by a vote of the association’s membership.
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  • Chelsea Clinton Recognizes Counselors at Time to THRIVE

    Feb 18, 2014
    Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, recently delivered a keynote address at the Human Rights Campaign's inaugural Time to THRIVE Conference in Las Vegas.
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