Professional Affiliations and Organizations

Counseling is an evolving and rapidly changing field. Involvement in professional organizations helps counselors be aware of changes and professional issues that impact the field as well as clients. As a student transitions into the role of clinical practitioner, obtaining and maintaining membership in professional associations is key. Membership provides:

  1. Networking and professional connectedness
  2. Information and education through conferences, publications, and continuing education opportunities
  3. Understanding guidelines of responsible standards of professional performance
  4. Professional identity

Explore the following organizations and resources:

American Counseling Association

American School Counselor Association

Arkansas School Counselor Association

Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development 

Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs

Arkansas Counseling Association

Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling

Arkansas Rehabilitation Association

Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification 

National Rehabilitation Association

National Rehabilitation Counseling Association

National Board for Certified Counselors

American Mental Health Counselors Association

Rehabilitation Services Administration

The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation

National Rehabilitation Information Center

UA Little Rock Disability Resource Center