From the Executive Director

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

Getting involved, staying informed, saying thanks

By Richard Yep June 30, 2014

July is when we welcome a new cadre of volunteer leaders to ACA at the national, division, region and branch levels. To all who have chosen to commit themselves to this path, I congratulate you and look forward to the contributions you will make to the counseling profession. As many of you know, ACA continues to grow.…continue reading

Two amazing women

By Richard Yep May 30, 2014

This month, I am writing about two amazing women whose contributions to the American Counseling Association and the counseling profession are worth noting and appreciating. As many of you know, June is the conclusion of our fiscal year at ACA. In addition to “closing the books,” we also begin the transition to a new group…continue reading

Not a legacy so much as a life path

By Richard Yep April 25, 2014

I have many T-shirts, some purchased at stores, others collected at counseling events I have attended over the years. One of my favorites says, “I’m More Than a Counselor, I’m a Change Agent.” I like it because it goes beyond simply announcing one’s profession — it gets to the heart of the actions that are such…continue reading

Show your counselor pride

By Richard Yep March 28, 2014

After more than a quarter-century working for the American Counseling Association, I am still in awe of the amazing work that our members do each and every day. Whether you are working in schools, private practice, academia, community agencies, government, health facilities, not-for-profits or the corporate sector, what you do is so very important. I know…continue reading