From the Executive Director

CEO’s message: In your own words

By Richard Yep December 5, 2014

Last month, I asked ACA members to enter a drawing by sharing their thoughts on the following question: What do you find most meaningful as a professional counselor or counselor educator? I thank all of you who chose to respond. The answers I received were from a cross section of our members, including those who are…continue reading

CEO’s Message: My way of thanking you

By Richard Yep October 29, 2014

As professional counselors and counselor educators, you work hard. You are dedicated and compassionate and feel a sense of responsibility to your students, clients and community. It wouldn’t be an understatement to say that, collectively, your work affects millions of individuals, couples, families and groups each and every day. Because this is the month when many…continue reading

CEO’s Message: Surviving, then welcoming, transition

By Richard Yep September 26, 2014

Moving forward. Moving ahead. I was moved. It was a moving experience. Strangely, each of those phrases is apropos to something that will occur to your national headquarters staff next month. After a 30-year run at the office building we have called “home,” ACA will be relocating to a new building that will address the…continue reading

CEO’s message: Caring, concerned or mad as hell?

By Richard Yep August 22, 2014

The maturation of any profession takes various twists and turns as it comes into its own and becomes an acknowledged group, both publicly and by those it serves. Professional counseling is alive and well, but it does face challenges, obstacles and a need to “figure out” who and what it will be as it relates…continue reading

CEO’s Message: Changes, changes and more changes

By Richard Yep July 25, 2014

For several months (years really), I have occasionally shared news in this column that ACA would be developing and launching products and services designed with our members’ needs in mind. The goal has always been to tap into what members said they wanted and to deliver those products and services in the format members desired.…continue reading