Professional Development Committee
The purpose of the Professional Development Committee is to contribute to member’s professional knowledge and proficiency through the development and regulation of ACCA sponsored continuing education. An additional goal of the committee is to assist with growing the ACCA membership by coordinating professional development opportunities for college counselors.
Board Liaison: Christie Simons
Graduate Students and
The purpose of the ACCA Graduate Student Committee (GSC) is to provide a voice for the needs and concerns of graduate students (and new professionals) within ACCA.
Board Liaison: Amy Broadwater
State Divisions Committee
The purpose of the State Divisions Committee is to facilitate the relationship between ACCA and state divisions, as well as support the establishment of state divisions in those states where one has not been established.
Chair: Steffanie Grossman
Community College Counseling Committee
The Community College Counseling Committee continues to be a strong advocacy group for community/two year colleges. This group administers an annual survey to collect important data about the services provided by community and two year colleges.
Board Liaison: Stafford Barton
Professional Advocacy and Public Awareness (PAPA) Committee
The Public Awareness and Professional Advocacy Committee will seek to heighten the visibility, viability, and functioning of counselors within higher education. The Committee will serve as the driving force and resource of ACA and ACCA for promoting the awareness of counselors in institutions of higher education.
Co-Chair: Malvika Behl
Co-Chair: John Watson
Board Liaison: Steffanie Grossman
This committee is involved in planning the upcoming ACCA conference. ACCA members who are local to the area where the conference is being held (2017 Tampa, Florida) are highly encouraged to participate on this committee.
Chair: Andrew Lee
The purpose of this committee is to encourage training and advocacy efforts related to diversity/inclusivity/multicultural issues in the college counseling setting.
Board Liaison: Andrew Lee
Strategic Planning Committee
This committee is involved in strategic planning efforts for the Association. Committee members include the Executive Council and ACCA members from a variety of geographic regions and college settings (public/private, 4y/community colleges, etc).
Chair: Richard Tyler-Walker
2021 ACCA Virtual Conference - February 18-19 - more details to come!
ACCA is currently accepting nominations for the Executive Council, find the available positions here.
Click here to access the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources
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.
Andrew Lee is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article on Suicidal Ideation
Steffanie Grrossman is quoted in Online Counseling article College Students Diet and Mental Health
Janelle Johnson comments on the state of mental services at community colleges.
Janelle Johnson on College Counseling” Psychotherapy.net Interview. Follow the link to read the full interview.
Janelle Johnson is quoted in the Inside Higher Ed article Colleges Use Technology to Help Students Manage Mental Health, October 5, 2018.