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2019 ACCA Annual Conference Keynote Speaker Announced!

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! 

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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.  

HEMHA Distance Counseling Guide 

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.

Membership

Joining ACCA can be done online, major credit cards are accepted or you may elect to be invoiced and pay via check.

To join ACA and ACCA at the same time, please visit the ACA website.

Memberships are managed by ACA and serviced by cmcglobal in conjunction with ACCA.

Job Board Postings

Job postings to the ACCA Job Board are complimentary to members. Non-members may post positions on the ACCA Job Board for $50.  To post a job, please submit a job board posting registration.

The intent of this resource is to allow members of ACCA to post job openings at their institutions. Members are restricted to posts at their institution only.


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Upcoming Events

ACCA Annual Conference
San Diego, CA
February 7-10, 2019

ACCA Annual Conference
Washington, DC
February 27 - March 1, 2020

Announcements

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

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