Counselors can take steps to lower some of the barriers that prevent those who respond in emergency situations from prioritizing their mental health.
“For the coming year, let’s begin with ACA’s vision: Every person has access to quality professional counseling to thrive. Building on this, my personal vision for ACA is to be the professional home for every counselor from every program and from every nation.”
“As you deal with your own emotions over what has unfolded, remember to check on those who may feel isolated, marginalized and forgotten. What has been happening has profoundly affected me professionally and personally. I believe that each of us must do what we can to ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect. In our own way, each of us needs to make a difference.”
Career counselor and business owner Sue Pressman brings a practitioner’s perspective and a collaborative spirit to her term as ACA’s 69th president.
“Once we got used to the Brady Bunch-looking setup of the virtual platform, we didn’t skip a beat in this regard. The synergy we had developed over time carried over to make the virtual group setting still feel organic and comforting.”