From the Executive Director

CEO’s Message: This month is about you!

By Richard Yep April 12, 2017

When I talk to groups of professional counselors, I am always struck by two things: 1) their commitment to helping others and 2) how challenging it is for them to “blow their own horn” when it comes to sharing with others the amazing work that they are doing each and every day. April is Counseling…continue reading

‘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