Washington Counseling Association
 
 

Welcome to the

Washington Counseling Association

(WCA)



November 14-15, 2014

Seattle Pacific University


Friday, Nov. 14th from 8:00 - 5:00

Professional Development in Suicide Assessment Training
with Dr. Keely Hope, LMHC, NCC

Understanding Counselor Liability: A 10-Year Analysis of Counselor Malpractice and Licensing/Regulatory Board Claims
with Loretta D’Antonio, Vice President, HPSO


Saturday, Nov. 15th, 8:00 - 4:30

It’s the Relationship: The Circle of Security Approach
to Early Intervention
” with Glen Cooper (Circle of Security)

Six Break Out Sessions (Choose between these 30 presentations)

Catered Lunch with Poster Presentations


Up to 16.5 CEU's available throughout the conference!


Click here for more details.

Registration is NOW OPEN!

***For a limited time***

Students can register at a 

VERY discounted rate for the 

FULL CONFERENCE!


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


*** Please note the Keynote Luncheon with Glen Cooper is an additional $15.00 to the student registration. You can register for this while checking out***

Calling Exhibitors and Sponsors!

Represent your organization at the Annual WCA conference with an Exhibitor Table
 or become a sponsor today!


Click here to Register!

Interested in Membership?


The Washington Counseling Association is excited to announce that we reduced membership rates to make it more accessible and affordable. We also introduced a "new Professional" category for counselors just entering the field.
 
Benefits of membership include:
  1. Quarterly Newsletter with the latest news, updates and stories.
  2. Regular emails from WCA around opportunities for training and CE's, employment opportunities, legislative news, etc.    
  3. Reduced rates to WCA events.
  4. Quick ability to network with counselors across Washington State.
  5. Up-to-date information on legislation & advocacy networks.
  6. Annual Conference every Fall. 
  7. Access to Membership only Forums around a variety of topics (e.g., public policy, private practice, military issues, experiential therapies, etc.) 
  8. And Much, much more . . .

    Not a Member?
 
Staying connected to our community of counselors is an 
important element of being informed and united within the 
profession. Please join us by becoming a member today!

                                                      

 Online Membership Application

WCA Happenings

•Interested in Volunteer Opportunities? WCA is seeking volunteers on numerous levels, whether it be 2 hours,to lead or be involved on a task committee or with leadership/board positions, all are invited to join us.

•We have started the planning for an Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) and have opportunities with this on numerous levels. For questions about any of the above happenings, please contact us.

WCA Board and Volunteers

See below: A glance at some of our board members and volunteers behind the scenes, working hard and having fun preparing for our upcoming annual conference and representing at the ACA's Institute for Leadership Training in DC for the last two years. Amidst the hard work, we have a whole lot of fun! Interested in being a part of our Board and leads? If yes, please contact us!

                         

Connect with us on Facebook! 

                                                                         
                                      

 

Board and Volunteers

      

                                                                
Above: Layne Stoops, Lindsay Hatch, Dr.Phyllis Erdman, Nasreen Shah, Ashley Sylvester, Suzanne Apelskog, Jessica Iunker, Diane Thompson, Dr. Marty Slyter, Eunice Huang, Janel Wuest, Dr. Tom Trotter, Leondra Holman                    
                                                                                                                                                                
                   
                                                                                       
 
                                                                                      

WCA Representation at the

2013 ACA Leadership Training Institute

 

WCA Leads marched on Capital Hill (with variousother leads to advocate about important issues(e.g. Medicare (Access, VA Hiring, Expansion ofCounselors in schools, etc.) with U.S. Senators and Representatives. From Left to right (front): Suzanne Apelskog, President; Rachel Kristianson, ACA Advisory Board and Past President; (Back) Lindsay Hatch, Publications Co-Editor and Conference Volunteer Coordinator; Isaac White, Veteran/Military Rep.       

                            

 

                            Western Region at the Capital 2013

 

 

             International and National Counselors unite in 2013

 

                              WCA Representation at the 2012

                                 ACA Leadership Institute

                                    

 
                   

   WCA Reps: Diane Thompson, Secretary; Suzanne Apelskog, President; 

    Ashley Sylvester, Graduate Student Rep.

                                             
                                              
 
WCA Reps with Rachel Kristianson, ACA Advisory
Board and ACA President, Bradley T. Erford
                                              
 
One of the perks of attending LTI,
a night out on the town.
                                             
                                             
 
Western Region 2012 - at the Capital 
                                             
                                             
Representative counselors from numerous state associations
united and advocating together at our Nations Capital. 
Powerful Day! 
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The Washington Counseling Association (WCA) is a State branch of the American Counseling ASsociation (ACA).  The WCA is comprised of professionals in mental health, school counseling, education, private practice, business, government, and agency settings.  Striving for excellence and cultivating community, the WCA works to engage professionals within the counseling community. 
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