Advocacy for College Counseling – An ACCA Priority!
Advocating for counselors in higher education settings is an important function for ACCA. The Association works diligently to raise awareness among the general public, students, parents, and administrators of the value of counseling services on college campuses. ACCA also promotes enhanced professionalism for college counselors, including state and national certification/ licensure, continuing education opportunities, and ethical practices.
The ACCA co-sponsored the development of a professional college counseling advocacy DVD for professionals to use to educate students, parents and administrators regarding the role of professional college counselors on college campuses. DVDs are available for members by contacting the membership chair, Cynthia Bing. The video is also available online:
The chair of the ACCA Public Awareness and Professional Advocacy Committee is Dr.Julia Porter, Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus. Contact Julia for more information or to volunteer to serve on this committee.