Its stated mission is to "enhance the quality of life in society by promoting the development of professional counselors, advancing the counseling profession, and using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity."
The association is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.
The American Counseling Association promotes public confidence and trust in the counseling profession so that professionals can further assist their clients and students in dealing with the challenges life presents.
In addition to its members in the United States, the American Counseling Association services professional counselors in the U.S. and in 50 other countries, including nations in Europe and Latin America as well as the Philippines and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, the American Counseling Association is associated with a comprehensive network of 19 divisions and 56 branches. The American Counseling Association also collaborates with several corporate and related organizations to enhance member services.
Introduction to the Revised AMHCA Code of Ethics.(American Mental Health Counselors Association)(Brief Article)
Jan 01, 2001; I am pleased to publish the revised Code of Ethics of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. This is the first major...