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.
Online registration for the 2014 ACCA Conference in San Antonio is now open! Click here to sign up and join us in October!
Click here for more information about the 2014 Conference. If you have any questions regarding the conference event, please contact Casey Earle.
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!