From the Executive Director

CEO’s Message: Sixty-three-year-old seeking collegial companionship, international connections

By Richard Yep May 1, 2015

Nope, this month’s title isn’t something I pulled from a Craigslist personal or a Match.com listing. In this case, the 63-year-old is ACA, and as we continue to find how best to maintain our relationship with 55,600 members, your professional society is also looking to reach across the globe. Evidence of this is our upcoming first conference…continue reading

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