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The Alabama Counseling Association (AlCA) is a state branch of
the 40,000 member American Counseling Association (ACA). Serving
as a dynamic network of professional counselors in the State of
Alabama, AlCA is devoted to the professional development and
maintenance of high standards for those involved in the
counseling profession. AlCA membership currently includes 2000
Active Professional or Regular Membership is open to all active
American Counseling Association members and to all persons
professionally engaged in guidance, counseling, or personnel
activities in educational, vocational, religious,
rehabilitation, employment agencies, or other such similar
Student Membership is open to any
graduate or undergraduate student who is not employed full-time
in a counseling-related position and who is actively engaged in
a program of study in counseling, guidance, or personnel.
(Certification by advisor is required).
Retired Membership is open to
persons who were members of AICA at the time of their
Past Presidents are persons who
have served as AlCA Presidents. Dues are complimentary.
The ALABAMA COUNSELING ASSOCIATION offers tremendous
opportunities for professional growth.
- Annual fall conference
- Drive-in workshops
- Opportunities for CEU credits
- The Quarterly (Newsletter)
- AlCA Journal
- Chapter and Division
- Affiliation with ACA
- Liability and Personal
- Counselor Locator Service
- Legalese( Our free legal advice
- Active, up-to-date listserv
- Informative website
ALCCA - Alabama
College Counseling Association: serves professionals who are
fostering and promoting student development in post-secondary
ALACES - Alabama
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision: emphasizes
the need for quality education and supervision of counselors in
all work settings.
ALAMCD - Alabama
Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development:
develops programs specifically to improve ethnic and racial
empathy and understanding.
ALSCA - Alabama
School Counselor Association: provides a common framework for
all professionals engaged in school counseling.
ALCDA - Alabama
Career Development Association: provides vital career counseling
services to counselors and allied professionals working in
schools, colleges, military services, correctional institutions,
business, and community agencies.
ALMHCA - Alabama
Mental Health Counselors Association: maintains and improves
quality of mental health services statewide and promotes
ALGBTICAL - Association of Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama:
serves as an educational resource for counselors regarding LGBT
individuals and related issues.
ALASGW - Alabama
Association for Specialist in Group Work: assists and furthers
interests of children, youth, and adults by providing effective
services through the program medium.
ALSERVIC - Alabama
Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values issues in Counseling: seeks
to examine the roles of values, theological, philosophical, and
ethical principles in counseling and personnel practices.
ALADARCA - Alabama
Division of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association:
promotes the welfare of people with disabilities through
rehabilitation counseling research, education and practice.
ALAMFC - Alabama
Association for Marriage and Family Counseling: serves to
enhance marriage and families by fostering programs of
education, promoting and conducting research, and working to
remove family and couple difficulties.
ALAAOC- Alabama Association for Addictions
and Offenders Counselors: Strives to support and enhance the
practice of addictions and offenders counseling
ALAADA - Alabama Association for
Adult Development and Aging provides leadership, information,
and professional development to counselors and service providers
in the helping professions on matters related to counseling and
development across the life span.
Chapter I: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Lauderdale,
Lawrence, Limestone, Morgan, Winston.
Chapter II: Blount,
Jackson, Madison, Marshall.
Chapter III: Fayette,
Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa,
Chapter IV: Jefferson,
Chapter V: Calhoun,
Cherokee, Cleburne, Dekalb, Etowah, St. Clair, Talladega.
Chapter VI: Autauga, Bibb,
Butler, Chilton, Choctaw, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry,
Chapter VII: Bullock,
Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Randolph,
Chapter VIII: Baldwin,
Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington.
Chapter IX: Barbour,
Coffee, Covington, Dale, Crenshaw, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Pike.