Counseling Today - A Publication of the American Counseling Association
Counseling Today is the American Counseling Association's award-winning magazine. CT is a monthly resource of news and in-depth features about the world of counseling: effective techniques/strategies, developments in the profession, counselor wellness and counseling resources.
There are not enough veterans in the counseling career field serving others in the military population. At the same time, that truth does not minimize the need for mental health counseling for the military population.
Professional counselors possess the skills to mold groups that offer caregivers a safe place to voice their strong feelings and stressful experiences while receiving authentic empathic understanding in return.
Greetings! Although it is July, we are kicking off a new fiscal year at the American Counseling Association and transitioning leadership roles. I am excited to begin my term as president. I want to extend my appreciation to immediate past President Simone Lambert and acknowledge all of her contributions to our association this past year....continue reading
Each July, the American Counseling Association welcomes many new and returning volunteers to its ranks. As we begin a new program year, I am so pleased that ACA President Heather Trepal will be leading our Governing Council and serving as the profession’s primary spokesperson. Dr. Trepal has distinguished herself as a scholar, mentor and advocate....continue reading
Counselors can assist clients and families who are impacted by chronic illness by validating their experiences, providing psychoeducation, and stepping up to advocate on local, regional and national levels.
Heather Trepal didn’t initially set out to become a counselor, but as she takes the reins as ACA’s 68th president, no one questions her drive and desire to advocate for the profession she grew to love.
Rather than feeling lucky to be alive, those left behind after large-scale traumatic events or the unexpected death of a loved one are often burdened with questions about what they could have done differently or why they survived while others perished.