American Counseling Association of
New York (ACA-NY)

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Professional Development and Networking Events

ACA-NY holds a variety of professional development and marketing events throughout the year in the Upstate, Western, Central, and Downstate regions of New York.  Below is a listing of our upcoming events. As registration information for each event becomes available, click on that event for more details. Remember that all ACA-NY events are FREE to our members.  CEs are available for most events to ACA members for a small fee. 


2017-2018 Events Included:


  • 5th Anniversary Event Understanding Autism: Implications for Counselors; Saturday November 5, 2016 9:00 am-12:00 pm Saint John Fisher College- Wegmans School of Nursing Room 102. Understand the complex diagnostic conceptualization of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Learn how mental health counselors can effectively work with children and adolescents by partnering with their families and caregivers. Understand how school counselors can develop and implement intervention plans specifically designed to assist students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the classroom and larger school environment. 


  • Opioid Prescription Abuse: Treatment with Counseling and Medication Assisted Therapy; Saturday November 12, 2016 12:00-3:00 pm. 167 Polk St #320 Watertown, NY 13601. Participants can expect to learn about the history of opioid abuse and current treatments and counseling techniques with this population. Medicated Assisted Therapy with this population will be covered to include Methadone and Suboxone.

  • Making it Better: Principles of Counseling and Psychotherapy with LGBTQ Adolescents and Adults Tuesday December 6, 2016 5:00-7:30 PM Columbia University Medical Center New York State Psychiatric Institute 40 Haven Avenue 6th Floor, New York, NY 10032 This workshop will highlight basic concepts related to sexual orientation and gender identity. Attendees will be able to understand the potentially unique needs of LGBTQ clients and feel more comfortable providing counseling to LGBTQ clients. This workshop will also highlight community resources specifically relevant to LGBTQ adolescents and adults.