From the President

From the President: When a career path blazes a trail

Gerard Lawson August 31, 2017

Many counselors do not know Carol Bobby personally, but her work has influenced the work of almost every practicing counselor today. Carol began serving as the CEO of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) in 1987 and has helped guide that organization, and the counseling profession, through times of incredible…continue reading

From the President: Resilience and growth after the storm

Gerard Lawson August 3, 2017

Natural disasters don’t discriminate. Storms, floods or fires can impact any community. Human-caused disasters sometimes do discriminate, with certain individuals or communities being targeted (e.g., the shooting at Pulse nightclub) or neglected (e.g., the water crisis in Flint, Michigan). This complicates the work that needs to be done, but whether the disaster is natural or…continue reading

From the president: Standing firm in our resolve

By Catherine Roland June 1, 2017

Dear Counseling Colleagues, As I write this final Counseling Today presidential column, I’ve reflected on the gifts and the challenges our profession has been presented in the past year. Each of us could list a few challenges, either from a personal or a professional vantage point. Included are challenges to the ACA Code of Ethics…continue reading

From the president: Counselor advocacy strategies

Catherine B. Roland April 26, 2017

Dear Counseling Colleagues, What’s next for continuing our advocacy for the profession and for the work of counselors as we move forward after the inspiring and energizing ACA 2017 Conference & Expo in San Francisco? That list includes our ongoing work on licensure portability and staying acutely and accurately apprised of new and returning laws…continue reading