"The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good."
"APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 117,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members."
"The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society."
"The Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC) is an organization of counselors, educators, and other professionals that advances the counseling profession by promoting best practices in assessment, research, and evaluation in counseling."
"Since 1974, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has been the primary membership organization for those interested in the philosophy, science, application, and teaching of behavior analysis."
"The Association for Death Education and Counseling®, The Thanatology Association®, is one of the oldest interdisciplinary organizations in the field of dying, death and bereavement. Its nearly 2,000 members include a wide array of psychologists, counselors, social workers, educators, researchers, hospice personnel, clergy, and volunteers."
"The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development seeks to develop programs specifically to improve ethnic and racial empathy and understanding. Its activities are designed to advance and sustain personal growth and improve educational opportunities for members from diverse cultural backgrounds."
"The Association for Specialists in Group Work—a division of the American Counseling Association—exists so that members and other helping professionals are empowered with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary to practice effective, socially just, and ethical group work in a diverse and global society."
"We are a professional community that fosters director development and success. To advance the mission of higher education, we innovate, educate and advocate for collegiate mental health. We are committed to inclusive excellence and the promotion of social justice."
"The mission of CACREP is to promote the professional competence of counseling and related practitioners through the development of preparation standards; the encouragement of excellence in program development; and the accreditation of professional preparation programs."
"Qualified counseling psychology programs have institutional membership in CCPTP and are represented by Training Directors, who hold voting privileges. But individual faculty members also may join CCPTP as nonvoting members. In so doing, they have access to CCPTP services and activities."
"The International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors is an organization of professional counselors and other interested individuals who work in the addictions or forensic / criminal justice fields and advocate for the appropriate treatment for such client populations."
"The International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and was chartered in 1989. IAMFC embraces a multicultural approach in support of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of the families we serve."
"The National Career Development Association (NCDA) provides professional development, publications, standards, and advocacy to practitioners and educators who inspire and empower individuals to achieve their career and life goals."
"NECA provides leadership that fills gaps left by the bureaucracy, such as sponsoring annual workshops of employment counseling supervisors/practitioners to share practices at ACA conventions. NECA also helps to build the capacity of work force professionals by sponsoring a curriculum for certification as a Global Career Development Facilitator and/or Instructor, helping to ensure a minimum level of work force professional practitioner competency."
Previously: Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transsexual Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC)
Our division of the American Counseling Association is a home for Queer and Trans Counselors, Ally Counselors, and Advocates to connect and grow.
Our focus is on building competence for all mental health specialists so that all LGBTGEQIAP+ individuals can find a safe and affirming space to heal.