From the Executive Director

CEO’s Message: This month is about YOU

By Richard Yep March 26, 2015

In Washington, D.C., the cherry blossoms are about to come out and the harsh winter is fading into memory. No more backaches from shoveling snow or missing work because of weather-related closures. Watching several inches of snow fall in March, I thought about how it was going to slow down the work I needed to…continue reading

CEO’s Message: The counselor’s role in ‘You are not alone’

By Richard Yep February 26, 2015

Last month, ACA served as a co-presenting sponsor of the Human Rights Campaign’s Time to Thrive Conference. This is a gathering specifically focused on the safety, inclusion and well-being of young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ). Keynote and content sessions for practitioners and those working in the public policy arena…continue reading

Honoring those who will be remembered as true advocates

By Richard Yep January 23, 2015

Each year, I have the honor of working closely with the person elected to serve as ACA president. During my tenure with the association, I have shared a special 12 months with a number of these individuals. Each president is hardworking. Each is dedicated to making the counseling profession even better. And each brings his…continue reading

CEO’s message: The year of recommitting

By Richard Yep December 23, 2014

During its 63-year history, ACA has been physically located at just four addresses. The most recent building at 5999 Stevenson Ave. in Alexandria, Virginia, was home to the association for more than 30 years. So, you can imagine what moving to our new location might have been like. Sixty-two employees and six decades of books,…continue reading

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