Update: Legislative Alert Two-Tiered Licensure

March 3, 2018 Dear CCA Members: Earlier this week, we notified you of CCA’s legislative efforts to obtain two-tiered licensure for counselors. We have been notified that the Public Health Committee has drafted a bill that is substantially similar to the CCA proposal. You can view the draft bill here: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2018/TOB/s/2018SB-00405-R00-SB.htm. CCA has also outlined … Continue reading »

CCA Proposes Legislation for ASSOCIATE LICENSURE

Read CCA’s proposed legislation by clicking the link below – AN ACT CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS ASSOCIATE LICENSURE – proposed 2018   Legislative Alert!! SIGNIFICANT STEP TOWARD TIERED-LICENSURE: NOW WE NEED YOUR HELP Dear CCA Members: In an important step toward a major legislative goal, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Public Health Committee has “raised a concept” … Continue reading »

President’s Message

IMPORTANT NEW LAW STRENGTHENS CONNECTICUT’S PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING LICENSE * New requirements for graduate education and fieldwork * Addition of ethics requirement for continuing education On July 1, 2017, Governor Malloy signed in to law Public Act 17-94, An Act Concerning Educational and Professional Standards for Professional Counselors (“P.A. 17-94”). P.A. 17-94 – a copy of … Continue reading »

Legislative Alert from American Counseling Association

Hi ACA Member, We are sure that you have been tracking the recent develops surrounding the repeal of the Affordable Care Act(ACA) and your Government Affairs Team wanted to take the time to give you an update surrounding this highly important issue. • As many of you know On March 6, 2017, House Republicans released … Continue reading »

Urgent Action Required – Legislative Alert

Dear Fellow CCA Members: SB 903 An Act Concerning Educational and Professional Standards for Professional Counselors is scheduled to be heard before the Public Health Committee on Monday, March 13, 2017. This bill is a major step forward for professional counselors in Connecticut! CCA is addressing some errors/issues with the draft legislation and will include … Continue reading »

Ways You Can Help with the CCA Proposal

Here are the ways you can help: Attend the hearing. There is strength in numbers, and the committee members will note our energy and commitment to the bill. The bill will be heard on Wed afternoon/evening. Submit written testimony. Share your own story about how this bill could positively impact you. See instructions below. Present … Continue reading »

Legislative Alert 2-19-16

SB 133 An Act Concerning Licensure for Professional Counselors is scheduled to be heard before the Public Health Committee this Wednesday February 24. This bill is a major step forward for professional counselors in Connecticut! CCA is addressing some errors/issues with the draft legislation, however overall we’re excited that we’re making great progress and look … Continue reading »

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