From the President

To be a counselor is to be inclusive

By Catherine B. Roland March 1, 2017

Dear Counseling Colleagues, This is the month I will meet and talk with thousands of our members at the ACA 2017 Conference & Expo in marvelous San Francisco. We will join together to create new networks and continue friendships, generate interest in any number of issues that have emerged and, finally, engage in powerful interactions…continue reading

From the president: Gaining strength through our history

Catherine B. Roland February 3, 2017

Challenges are everywhere if we look. Challenges emerge in state legislatures, on social media, in schools K-16 and beyond, in mental health agencies and in our private offices. Challenges are in our lives and hearts. Perspective is vital during this time. Our personal perspective at times falls behind, or sometimes ahead of, the general perspective…continue reading

2017: Counselors stepping up to step forward

By Catherine Rowland December 22, 2016

Happy New Year, counseling colleagues! If you’ve celebrated a holiday lately, I hope you enjoyed peace, joy, reflection and rest. As we begin this new year, it comes to mind that counselors are likely to face challenges in their work, and in their fortitude and resolve, that may be different from in past years. I…continue reading

From the president: Counselors and inclusive diversity

By Catherine Roland December 2, 2016

Dear Counseling Colleagues, My column this month focuses on serving our multicultural and multiple-identitied clients and students, especially those who are invisibly diverse. An “invisible” person or group might be unidentifiable immediately as a member of a multiracial or multiethnic population. Examples of this might be an individual who identifies as LGBTQ or someone with…continue reading

From the President: Counselor resilience

By Catherine Roland November 7, 2016

Dear Counseling Colleagues, This month, Counseling Today includes a cover story on death, dying and grief counseling — topics that can be difficult to reflect on and discuss. However, counselors have learned to embrace what is, hope for what can be, and the deep and consistent resilience that can emerge from transitions. Transitions can be…continue reading