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.
Chair: Chris Corbett
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: Samantha Simon
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: Amy Broadwater
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.
Chair: Joshua Watson
Board Liaison: Scott Sokoloski
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: Wayne Strother
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
College Counselors & Leaders Monthly Support Group
September 14, 2023 - 1-2PM EST
September Lunch and Learn
September 22, 2023 - 1-2PM EST
ACCA Annual Conference
February 22-25, 2024
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
View the press release on HEMHA's new guide to Animals on Campus
Click here to access the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources
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.