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To enhance the quality of life by promoting the development of professional counselors. Use the practice of counseling to provide effective interventions that meet the needs of the community in which it serves. Promote respect for human dignity and diversity.

17 October 2015

Nevada Mental Health & Educators State Conference

Capping a multi-year effort by the American Counseling Association to preserve and enhance one of its keystone programs that supports the important work of professional school counselors, President Obama has signed into law, S.1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This is a comprehensive bill that will provide states with decision making authority as to how best they can serve disadvantaged students.

“Our goal was to make sure that key components that provide funding for the services of professional school counselors at the K-12 levels would continue to be part of the federal government’s commitment to the nation’s disadvantaged students,” said Guila Todd, ACA Legislative Representative.


“The American Counseling Association applauds the passage of the “Every Student Succeeds Act”. We believe the final bill makes important strides to support all students in having the opportunity to receive a quality education,” said Thelma Duffey, ACA President.

To read the article in its entirety and for more information on the Every Student Succeeds Act, please click here

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Purpose of NCA


  • Promoting and conducting programs of research and education in the field of professional counseling
  • Enhancing high standards of professional preparation, performance, and conduct
  • Conducting professional meetings and conferences

It’s important to us to be as clear about what we do as an organization with the community we serve. This list details a majority of our initiatives.

Nevada Mental Health & Educators State Conference