From the Executive Director

‘Now more than ever’: More than a buzz phrase

By Richard Yep March 1, 2017

The phrase “now more than ever” has been overused in any number of situations — politically, socially, economically. One need only open a newspaper, turn on the television or listen to the radio, however, to note that counseling is needed “now more than ever.” The important work of professional counselors in communities, schools, private practice,…continue reading

CEO’s message: Reflections on ACA’s 20th president

By Richard Yep February 3, 2017

As the CEO of the American Counseling Association, I have many opportunities to meet leaders, members and those who are entering the counseling profession. Those who are newer to the profession or who are just starting along the leadership path bring energy, enthusiasm and new perspectives to the table. Just as I have great interest…continue reading

New year, new challenges, new opportunities

By Richard Yep December 22, 2016

Happy New Year! I wish you a prosperous, healthy and productive 2017. My hope is that the year will be one of renewed compassion, caring and reflection. To say that we are in interesting times is an understatement. Changes in the American political landscape, the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the ongoing strife…continue reading

CEO’s Message: Anger takes center stage

By Richard Yep November 7, 2016

Anger is sometimes an important emotion because it results in taking action to protect yourself and your family, friends, students or clients. For example, anger over some policy or act of evil can bring people together to make changes in society or local communities that result in a safe and caring environment. At other times, anger…continue reading