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COUN 5100: Foundations of Professional Counseling

Information on ACA journals and how to locate articles at JCKL

American Counseling Association

  • Began in 1952 as the American Personnel and Guidance Association.
  • In 1983 the name changed to the American Association of Counseling and Development.
  • In 1992 the name changed to the American Counseling Association.  
    • There are 20 chartered divisions within the ACA.  
    • Each division represents a specialized field within counseling. 
    •  Visit this page for information about each of the 20 divisions.

Do you recognize these acronyms?  HINT:  Each is associated with counseling.

  1. AADA
  2. AARC
  3. ACAC
  4. ACC
  5. ACCA
  6. ACES
  7. AHC
  8. ALGBTIC
  9. AMCD
  10. AMHCA
  11. ARCA
  12. ASCA
  13. ASERVIC
  14. ASGW
  15. CSJ
  16. IAAOC
  17. IAMFC
  18. MGCA (formerly ACEG)
  19. NCDA
  20. NECA