From the President

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

From the President: What is your mission?

Heather Trepal July 1, 2019

Greetings! Although it is July, we are kicking off a new fiscal year at the American Counseling Association and transitioning leadership roles. I am excited to begin my term as president. I want to extend my appreciation to immediate past President Simone Lambert and acknowledge all of her contributions to our association this past year.…continue reading