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  The ACCA, in cooperation with PaperClip Communications, are presenting a webinar Thursday February 12th. Click here to sign up and join host Brian Van Brunt Ed.D. for this event. Product Summary A faculty member is in jail after allegedly posting on FacebookTM that he might climb a campus facility with a high-powered rifle “with […]

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Great news! The ACCA is now offering the Orientation to College Counseling series as a webinar. The four sections (Campus Setting, Clinical Foundations, Outreach Programming, and Student Development) can be completed individually for $45 (members) or complete all four and receive a certificate of completion. After watching the webinar you will answer the evaluation questions and […]

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The 2013 ACCA Awards Nominations are now open. All nominators/nominees (except those for the Advocacy Award) must be ACCA members. The deadline for nominations is Monday July 1st, 2013. Download the form here and return it by Monday July 1, 2013. Below are the list of awards up for nomination: Professional Leadership Demonstrated leadership in some […]

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Suicide and depression affect many people, through personal experiences or through the experiences of friends and family. This video, made by the students of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, attempts to break through the taboo surrounding the topic and give hope to all those who are suffering. National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) National Suicide Prevention […]

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Two articles recently were posted discussing the shooting in Tuscon, AZ, and how higher education is taking a closer look at students with mental illnesses.  Read the articles via the links below: Positives With Roots In Tragedy On Campus New York Times, January 23rd Colleges Re-Examine Safety After Rampage Wall Street Journal, January 25th

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ACCA President Dr. Brian Van Brunt recently appeared on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, discussing the shooting in Tucson.  Dr. Van Brunt, Cooper and mental health lawyer “Chick” Arnold discussed the role of Jared Loughner’s college in detecting red flags. View the video below:

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Download this statement in PDF Format Our thoughts and prayers extend to the families and loved ones of those who were killed and injured in the devastating events of January 9th. It is our sincere hope that those grieving and wrestling for meaning may find some solace in the thoughts and prayers of a watching […]

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Introducing a New Webinar: Suicide Attempts & Hospitalization: 7 Critical Issues for Higher Ed Tuesday, September 14th – 2 pm (ET) Some of the most difficult situations to deal with on today’s college campus are responding to suicide attempts and managing the process of hospitalizing a student for psychiatric reasons. Does your school have a […]

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The following article was published at CommunityCollegeTimes.com: Counselors see more severity, complexity among student cases By Matthew Dembicki, Published June 25, 2010 Nearly half of community college counselors participating in an informal survey say that their cases have increased in severity and complexity over the past few years. Stress, depression, anxiety disorders, academic problems, relationship […]

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