The purpose of the ACCA Awards Committee is to recognize individuals who support and enhance the practice of college counseling.
Chair: Raime Thibodeaux
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: Lee Bard
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.
Chair: Samantha Simon
Board Liaison: Amy Broadwater
The purpose of social media is to facilitate the exchange of information among members, and to provide information relevant to college counseling and to the counseling profession.
Board Liaison: Scott Sokoloski
The purpose of this committee is to encourage training and advocacy efforts related to diversity/inclusivity/multicultural issues in the college counseling setting.
Co-Chair: Ahmed Guhman
Co-Chair: Vinny Dehili
Board Liaison: Raime Thibodeaux
Community College 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.
Chair: Amy Siler
Board Liaison: Amanda Allen
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.
Board Liaison: Scott Sokoloski
The Research Committee administers the annual research grant awards process. Other projects for the Research Committee will vary with the needs and interests of the President and the Executive Council.
Chair: Oren Shefet
Board Liaison: Wayne Strother
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: Becca Smith
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
Supervision/Clinical Training Committee
The purpose of this committee is to address clinical training/supervision issues specifically as it relates to counselors at the Master’s level.
Co-Chair: Stephanie Maccombs-Hunter
Co-Chair: Tara Clifford
Board Liaison: Becca Smith
College Counselors & Leaders Monthly Support Group - Register Here
Thursday, March 16th from 1-2pm Eastern Time
Thursday, April 20th from 1-2pm Eastern Time
ACCA Lunch & Learn - Practical Tips on Working in a College Counseling Center - 1.0 CE Hours for APA & NBCC
Wednesday, March 15th
View the press release on HEMHA's new guide to Animals on Campus
Click here to access the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources
ACCA joins the 4th edition of Health and Well being in Higher Education: A Commitment to Student Success
Please note the addition of the College Counseling & Psychological Services Knowledge Base to the resources page.
Becca Smith is quoted in the Washington Post article "College mental health centers are swamped. Here's what parents can do."
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.