From the President

From the President: Sustaining the lifeblood of our profession

Heather Trepal December 2, 2019

December is here, a time of year (along with the months of May and August) when many colleges and universities hold commencement. The prospect of completing a hard-earned master’s or doctoral degree in counseling is both awesome and daunting. Rightly, graduates are proud of the time and personal and financial investments they have put into…continue reading

From the President: Calling all volunteers

Heather Trepal October 1, 2019

The vision of the American Counseling Association is that “Every person has access to quality professional counseling to thrive.” Our organization’s mission is to “Promote the professional development of counselors, advocate for the profession, and ensure ethical, culturally inclusive practices that protect those using counseling services.” You might be interested to learn about some of…continue reading

From the President: Suicide does not discriminate

Heather Trepal August 30, 2019

In graduate school, I completed my practicum at a children’s counseling center. The evening I was to meet with my very first client, I entered the room but didn’t immediately see him. I looked around and saw that he had crawled under the couch. I knelt down and introduced myself. I then asked how he…continue reading