Tamara Knapp Grosz

ACCA President Tamara Knapp Grosz

Welcome to the American College Counseling Association (ACCA), a division of the American Counseling Association!   We are a professional organization with more than 1,400 members dedicated to the promotion of the college counseling profession. As College Counselors we shape not only the mental health and wellbeing of our students, but our campus communities as well. We are excited to have you as one of the thousands of professionals from diverse educational backgrounds who choose college counseling as your career.

I would also like to encourage you to become involved in ACCA. Years ago when I first entered the College Counseling profession, I was amazed by the mentoring opportunities available from colleagues across the country who offered not only their expertise but their support and guidance. Today, I continue to find the networking opportunities that ACCA provides to be an essential component to my professional and personal development. I know I can count on my ACCA connections to provide me with thoughtful feedback that is both practical and firmly grounded in best practices and current research.

ACCA is a volunteer organization that has endless opportunities for member participation on both the state and national level.  If your state does not have a state division-call us-we can help you make that a reality! We are here to assist and provide you with a wealth of resources and opportunities.

If you are not a member, 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! I encourage you to contact me directly if there is anything I can do to assist you in this coming year.



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Chinese College StudentsThe American College Counseling Association (ACCA) is very pleased to offer the second webinar in our series of multicultural competency webinars in collaboration with the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)! The webinar description and objectives are attached as well as an evaluation form that must be completed and returned if you are requesting CEUs.

The webinar is recorded in two parts because the primary speaker presented from his home in Hong Kong.

Part One presents a brief overview of the demographics of Chinese students studying in the USA and an introduction of our primary webinar presenter Dr. Lawrence Chen.

http://www.anymeeting.com/ACCAWebinars/E058DD89884C

Part Two: Multicultural Competency: Working with Chinese International Students with Dr. Lawrence Chen

The recording is FREE if you do not want CEUS enter discount code NOCEUS. CEUs for the recording are $30.00 for nonmembers and require you to send us an evaluation form after you finish watching the webinar. Members of ACCA or AMCD can receive CEUS for $20.00 by entering discount code Member Please also return your evaluation form.

http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EB52DE88884D3D

CEU Evaluation Form

As a reminder this recorded webinar has been approved for 1 CEU for both Counselors and Psychologists. Download the CEU Form here. Please send your completed evaluation form to ACCA President Tamara Grosz-Knapp at tknappgr@scad.edu

Read this Doc for more information.

Have a wonderful week! Join us in January for Working with Students from India!



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Female Student Talking To College CounselorThe American College Counseling Association (ACCA) announces the annual invitation for graduate students and new professionals to apply for the Emerging Leader Grant to attend the ACA Annual Conference. The ACCA Graduate Student Committee oversees the selection process for graduate students and new professionals to encourage attendance and participation in the 2015 ACA Conference and in ACCA activities.

Two graduate students and/or new professionals will receive grants to cover the cost of the conference registration fee. Preference will be given to masters students and new professionals in clinical settings.

ACCA Emerging Leaders will:

  • Attend the ACCA reception
  • Assist board members with the ACCA Day of Learning
  • Attend an emerging leader training (approximately 1 hour) during the conference (if applicable)

Eligibility requirements include:

  1. Applicants must be student or new professional members of ACCA. Individuals who are not currently members must affiliate with the ACCA in order to be considered for this award. To join ACCA, please visit the ACCA web page for membership information (http://www.collegecounseling.org/membership-information). The Graduate Student Committee will confirm verification of membership in ACCA.
  2. Preference is given to those candidates who demonstrate a commitment to college counseling through either scholarship and/or service.
  3. Applicants cannot have received an Emerging Leaders Scholarship from ACCA to a previous ACA conference.

The Process

  1. Applications are due electronically by email no later than Friday, December 19, 2014. The ACCA Graduate Student Committee Chairs examine all applications for eligibility. (No applications will be accepted in any form other than electronically.)
  2. Applications must include the following information:
    1. A resume’ or curriculum vitae
    2. A typed, double-spaced summary (one page only) of financial need.
    3. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member, supervisor, or employer.
    4. Professional narrative:
      New Professionals:
      A typed, double-spaced narrative (one page minimum, two page maximum) outlining your scholarly activities (presentations, publications, research projects) and/or professional service (within college campus community, professional organizations, committees, etc.) contributing to the future of the college counseling profession.

      Doctoral Level Student:
      A typed, double-spaced narrative (one page minimum, two page maximum) outlining your scholarly activities (presentations, publications, research interests) and/or professional/volunteer service (within college campus community, professional organizations, committees, etc.) contributing to the future of the college counseling profession.

      Master’s Level Student:
      A typed, double-spaced narrative (one page minimum, two page maximum) outlining your scholarly and/or volunteer/professional activities (within college campus community, professional organizations, communities, etc.) contributing to the future of the college counseling profession.

  3. Decisions are based on the quality of the submitted information and each category is given consideration in the overall score. Members of the ACCA Graduate Student Committee will review applications and select grant recipients.
  4. Awardees will be notified by January 16, 2015 and will be recognized at the ACCA reception at the ACA Conference. Grant recipients are required to attend the ACCA reception.

Questions and applications can be directed to:
Gregory Bohner, MA, LPC
bohnerg@gmail.com
http://www.collegecounseling.org/emergingleadergrants



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Positive Psychology improves college student well beingThe Power of Positive: Utilizing Positive Psychology to Improve Student Well-Being

Join us for a LIVE workshop at the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras Campus! The President of the American College Counseling Association, Tamara Knapp-Grosz, Ph.D., presents an orientation to the field of Positive Psychology and Well-Being Theory and it’s applications to college counseling. In addition, specific assessment tools and well-researched techniques for increasing overall well-being of both counselors and the students they work with will be presented.

Register below for FREE. CEUs are available for an additional fee via Paypal or check.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this presentation, participants will:

  • Be able to verbalize an understanding of the 5 elements of well-being theory (PERMA)
  • Learn a minimum of 5 positive psychology interventions to utilize with students in their own lives
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Co-sponsored by: Puerto Rico Association of Counseling (APCP), University of Puerto Rico Department of Counseling and Student Development (DCODE), and the American College Counseling Association.

Location: University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras Campus

Date: December 2, 2014

Time: 1:00-1:30 p.m, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Continuing Education (Optional): 1.5 CEU

Facilitated by: Tamara Knapp-Grosz, Ph.D., President, ACCA

 

Register online here!

CEU Fee


Price





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Thank You, ACCA!

October 6, 2014

in Conferences, Election, News

Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief FundEach year, ACCA chooses a charity that positively affects the lives of college students in need. This year, we chose the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. This amazing organization provides financial assistance for children of fallen soldiers to attend college. At the conference in San Antonio, ACCA members generously contributed $350 to this worthwhile cause!  Thank you all for your dedication to helping college students and your donations!  To learn more about the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund, go to http://www.cfsrf.org/.



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2014 National College Counseling Center Survey Results

September 26, 2014 News

The 2014 National Survey of College Counseling Centers is now available. This if the final year that Dr. Bob Gallagher will be publishing the survey that he began in 1981. Many thanks to him for sharing his dedication and expertise over the years to creating these important reports. Download the survey in PDF format here. […]

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Free Multicultural Webinar Presented by ACCA and AMCD

September 12, 2014 News

The ACCA are very happy to announce our very first Joint webinar with the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development: Multicultural Counseling Competency: What Every College Counselor Needs to Know about Working with International Students This webinar is free for ACCA, SCCCP and AUCCD members but there is an additional cost if CEUs are requested. […]

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Community College Counseling Survey Results

August 29, 2014 News

The results of the 4th annual ACCA Survey of Community College Counseling for 2013-2014 have been released! The survey was conducted by Amy Lehnart from Collin College in Texas and Jon Edwards from Massachusetts Bay Community College. Responses were analyzed from 179 Counselors from Community and Two Year colleges representing 39 different states and the Commonwealth of […]

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2014 Election and Nominees

August 14, 2014 Election

The 2014 Election will open in late fall and those elected will start their terms July 1, 2015. Be sure to watch for communications about voting. Below are the nominees in this year’s election: Chris Corbett – President-Elect LynnDee Horne – Member-at-Large State Divisions David Julius Ford – Member-at-Large State Divisions Liane de Souza – Member-at-Large State Divisions Raime Thibodeaux – Treasurer […]

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