2016 Proposed Legislation: Better Understand CACREP Curriculum Recommendations

As part of CCA’s legislative proposal to strengthen the coursework requirements, CCA is recommending that coursework requirements follow the CACREP standard. This would not require attendance to a CACREP program, but would recommend the same coursework requirements for licensure. Read more about CACREP requirements: FOR CCA MEMBERS- CACREP EXPLAINED

Urgent – 2016 Legislative Alert: Strengthen Professional Counseling in CT

Urgent – 2016 Legislative Alert!! CCA needs your help ASAP!! Our Executive Board, Governing Council and lobbyists have been working diligently to advocate for the counseling profession in our state.   It is our intent to raise a bill in this upcoming legislative session proposing several points that we believe will strengthen and update our … Continue reading »

CT POST: Anniversaries Can Be A Blueprint For Evil

Anniversaries can be a blueprint for evil John Burgeson Updated 11:41 pm, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 As the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting approaches on Dec. 14, it’s no secret that those who carry out horrific acts pick their dates very carefully, experts say. Take the Boston Marathon bombing on April … Continue reading »

Counselors Can Still Help the Sandy Hook Community

The one year anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary is approaching. As we continue to remember those that lost their lives too soon, CCA is encouraging counselors to be mindful of how this anniversary will affect their clients, particularly those who have been involved in trauma in their own lives. Anniversaries can be … Continue reading »

2013-2018 Strategic Plan Approved by Governing Council

Good news! The Governing Council approved the 2013-2018 Strategic Plan! This is a critical part of CCA’s operations as the strategic plan guides all that the leaders do throughout the year! Check it out! 2013-2018 Strategic Plan

Resources and Information in Aftermath of Newtown Tragedy

As a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Partner, ACA has been in touch with ARC regarding disaster mental health assistance from the counseling profession to assist in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Newtown, CT. There are no deployment orders to date. We are very grateful for the inquiries and offers of assistance we’ve … Continue reading »

In Boston’s wake, expert advice on how to deal, heal with traumatic events

By Phyllis Swebilius pswebilius@nhregister.com / Twitter: @pswebilius   An old “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” clip flying around this week on social media shows Fred Rogers, in shirt and tie, calmly talking about troubled times. “When I was a little boy, and something bad happened in the news, my mother would tell me to look for the … Continue reading »