ACCA is pleased to announce that the 2019 ACCA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA February 7-10, 2019, will welcome Dr. Christine Moutier of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as the Keynote Speaker! Dr. Christine Moutier, AFSP’s Chief Medical Officer, knows the impact of suicide firsthand. After losing colleagues to suicide, she dedicated herself to fighting this leading cause of death. Registration for the conference is now open, please plan to register by November 30, 2018 to take advantage of special early bird pricing. Breakout session selection is underway, announcements on the session schedule will be made in the near future!
2018 Executive Council Election Results
The American College Counseling Association membership elected the following individuals to office. Their Executive Council term will begin on July 1, 2019:
Active ACA/ACCA members have the opportunity to vote for the ACCA Governance Council Rep in ACA's election in December.
Who We Are
The American College Counseling Association is made up of diverse mental health professionals from the fields of counseling, psychology, and social work. Our common theme is working within higher education settings.
ACCA membership includes professionals and student members who work largely in college counseling settings. There are a growing number of community college counseling professionals who comprise the second largest group within ACCA. Members hold primarily a master’s or doctoral degree with the largest group being master’s level professionals. Counselor educators and Supervisors are also part of ACCA membership.
HEMHA Distance Counseling Guide
The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) is proud to release our most recent guide, College Counseling from a Distance: Deciding Whether and When to Engage in Telemental Health Services.
This guide, along with all other HEMHA resources, are free! Please share this with others whom you think would be interested.
This guide focuses on all of the content areas needing consideration to determine if your center wants to participate in Telemental Health Services using an interdisciplinary approach.
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Through a collaboration of the PAPA Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Committee a new paper on the Increased Need for Counseling Services has been added to the Resources Page
The HEMHA Distance Counseling Guide has been added to the resources page.2018-2019 Research Grant Applications are now being accepted. Follow the link to learn more about ACCA Research Grant Awards
Please note the addition of the College Counseling & Psychological Services Knowledge Base to the resources page.
ACCA Members in the News
Janelle Johnson is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Colleges Use Technology to Help Students Manage Mental Health, October 5, 2018.
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Washington Post article College Students are forming mental-health clubs - and they're making a difference.
June 28, 2018
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Flawed Judgement in Use of Force Against Students.
April 19, 2018
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article A World Without Depression.
April 3, 2018
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Time article Record Numbers of College Students Are Seeking Treatment for Depression and Anxiety - But Schools Can't Keep Up.
March 19, 2018
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Moving Away from Charging for Counseling
February 7, 2018
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Suicide Data
January 11, 2018
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article All by Myself
October 26, 2017
Lisa Adams is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Suicide Victims as Art Subjects
October 10, 2017