From the Executive Director

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

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