ACCA President Josh E. Gunn, Ph.D.
Welcome to the official website of the American College Counseling Association, a division of the American Counseling Association. We are a professional organization with more than 1,400 members and affiliates dedicated to the promotion of the college counseling profession. I invite you to become a member and strongly encourage you to get involved. One of the best ways to connect is through our annual conference, which is coming up on October 1-4 in San Antonio. There is no better way to network and learn from peers, colleagues, and leaders in the field!
It’s ACCA Award Nomination Season!
Please consider nominating any member of our profession that you feel has contributed to our work in any of the categories listed below. You can even nominate yourself! Nominations are due June 3rd, 2014 and winners will be announced at the ACCA 2014 annual conference in San Antonio. Nomination form is below the description of each award.
Please fill out the form below with your nomination(s). You may also email Monica Osburn directly with your choices at email@example.com.
Please join the Texas College Counseling Association and the Texas Career Development Association for the 2014 Texas College Counseling & Career Development Conference. The dates are May 18-19th, in Austin, Texas. Please see link below for more details and registration information:
Attending American Counseling Association’s national conference in Hawaii gave us an opportunity to connect with college counselors from the US and nationwide. Some of the highlights include Dr. Josh Gunn’s hot topics in college counseling presentation, as well as Dr. Monica Osburn’s presentation on breaking in and rising up in college counseling. Dr. Brian Van Brunt demonstrated threat assessment with college students and Dr. Perry Francis lead several sessions and meetings for the 2014 ethics revision.
We ended the conference with an amazing reception connecting with new and old friends. We have lots of work to do to keep the energy going in college counseling. Looking forward to continuing to connect with our new friends in Mexico, Norway, China and Japan, as well as staying caught up with the wonderful initiatives happening in states such as Georgia, West Virginia and California!
The American College Counseling Association’s new Public Awareness and Professional Advocacy (PAPA) committee has completed their first paper together. This PAPA paper explores if “what’s in a name” hinders/helps higher education mental health professionals. We hope that you will take time to read the paper and the research regarding this topic. Under the Members tab please select the heading PAPA Papers and you will find this paper along with previous ones.
Tabitha Smith, LPC
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Theresa R. Perlman, LPC
Wayne State University