From the Executive Director

CEO’s Message: Advance appreciation all around

By Richard Yep June 28, 2016

Over the past several weeks, a number of men and women completed their years of study and have been awarded graduate degrees. They can now refer to themselves as professional counselors or counselor educators. Some of these highly trained individuals will go on to serve clients and students well beyond the middle of this century.…continue reading

CEO’s Message: An open letter to ACA members

By Richard Yep June 2, 2016

Of all the state legislation I have seen passed in my 30 years with the American Counseling Association, the new Tennessee law based on Senate Bill 1556/House Bill 1840 is by far the worst. This law directly targets the counseling profession, would deny services to those most in need and constitutes a dilemma for ACA…continue reading

CEO’s message: A dangerous precedent

By Richard Yep April 28, 2016

In Tennessee and a number of states across the country, state legislatures have considered discriminatory bills under the guise of “religious freedom.” This past month, the Tennessee General Assembly voted on House Bill 1840, the first of these bills specifically targeting the American Counseling Association and attempting to undermine the counseling profession through legislation that would…continue reading

CEO’s Message: Let’s make this one all about you

By Richard Yep March 29, 2016

You work hard, and the collective efforts of the counseling profession benefit millions of children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and communities each and every day. Although your work may not get reported on CNN or in The New York Times, the impact of professional counseling cannot be denied. You make the world a better place,…continue reading

CEO’s Message: Ready, set, enjoy!

By Richard Yep March 1, 2016

At the end of March, thousands of professional counselors will gather in Montréal for ACA’s Conference & Expo, which is being held in partnership with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Professional counselors and counselor educators from many countries will attend to hear the latest practice and research information. I could go on and on…continue reading