News and Upcoming events!

  •American School Counsellor Association

Back-to-School Tips! Connecting with Your Child’s School Counselor for a Successful School Year. Details here!  

 •American Counseling Association

- WEBINAR - Essentials for Counselors to Implement the DSM-5 and ICD-10 - September 9, 2015; 1-2pm ET 

Learn to use the DSM-5 and implement the ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015. Presenters will explore ways in which the DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM are similar and different; key diagnostic changes that will impact your daily practice; and the implications of multiaxial and dimensional diagnoses. Participants will also learn strategies to prepare a practice for ICD-10 implementation, maintain revenue, and reduce potential claim rejections. For more info click here.  

- Call for Nominations for Committee Appointments - Now Accepting Nominations for ACA Committees

ACA President-Elect Catherine Roland is seeking nominations for American Counseling Association committee appointments. She will be appointing professional members to each committee who will serve three-year terms, as well as a student representative to each committee who will serve a one-year term. Positions on the following committees will be available beginning July 1, 2016: Awards, Branch Development, Bylaws and Policies, Ethics, Graduate Student, Human Rights, International, Professional Standards, Public Policy and Legislation, Publications, and Research and Knowledge.

ACA members may nominate themselves or be nominated by other ACA members. Nominations are due December 1, 2015. See more here

 •Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice in the UK (AFT)

- AFT 2015 Annual UK Conference:  10-12 September 2015, University of Kent Canterbury

We warmly invite you to join us as we go the heart of systems thinking; the understanding that all systems are inter-connected, have both a secular and spiritual quality and often require an activist approach to inequality within and between them. We offer an opportunity to explore meanings for the families we work with as well as the relevance in our own lives. To download the conference flyer - please click here

- Events & Training Calendar - View the latest events and training from the AFT, branches and other organizations involved in family therapy and systemic practice here.

 •Australian Association of Career Counsellors (AACC)

Australian Counselling Association offers conferences and workshops to their members, please click here for more info. 

 Australian Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools Association (APACS)


The theme of the conference is Facing the Challenges. Our challenges are many when working with schools, preschools, students and their families, yet we know that we can and do make a difference for our varied clients. For more info click here.  

 British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Have you Registered? MBACP Members have a deadline of 31st March 2016 to become registered before this category ceases to exist. Individual Members have 24 months from the point of entry into this category to become registered.Visit our pages now for information on becoming registered before the deadline or to renew your current registration.

Training days, conferences and exhibitions covering a broad spectrum of topics for the interest of those people in the counselling and psychotherapy field. See full schedule here

 •Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)

- CCPA 2016 CONFERENCE - CCPA’s 2016 Annual Conference will be held in partnership with the American Counseling Association in Montreal, QC from March 30 – April 3, 2016. Conference registration is now open

- Check out the CCPA upcoming webinars!  

 •Council for Accreditation of Counselling and Related Educational Programs

Professional Development Events: CAPA organises regular two-hour Professional Development Events (PDEs) in Crows Nest NSW 2059.Certificates of attendance are available on the day (4 CPD points per PDE). PDEs are promoted on this page and in our regular eNewsletter, which is distributed to CAPA NSW Members and subscribers. These Professional Development events are free to members and provide between 16 to 20 points of Professional Development annually depending on whether there are 4 or 5 events held. 

 •National Board of Certified Counsellors and Affiliates

Important Announcement - Upcoming change to NBCC Educational Requirements. Beginning January 1, 2022, NBCC will require a master’s degree or higher from a CACREP-accredited counseling program. See more details here.

• Federacion Espanola de Asociaciones de Psicoterapeutas (FEAP)

VII Simposio - Nuevas Miradas sobre el que hacer psicoterapeutico. Aula Magna de la Facultad de Medicina de Zaragoza, 2-3 de octubre de 2015 



 • Irish Association for Counselling and Psychology (IACP)

IACP’s first Annual Conference will take place at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin on Friday 16th October and Saturday 17th October 2015.

The event will run over 2 days and creates an excellent opportunity for Education, Inspiration, Networking and Fun. This event is comprehensively subsidised for members. For more ino click here

• New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC)

Please see calendar of events here:





Greetings IAC colleagues and friends,

If you are a counseling professional with international experience, I would truly value your input with my current research as a doctoral candidate at Northern Illinois University (NIU). The purpose of this survey study is to learn what counseling traits are viewed as most important for international counseling as identified by professional international counseling professionals.


Please take a moment to review the attached participation request letter for my current dissertation research. The criteria for participation includes those who:

  1. currently practice as a licensed mental health and/or counseling professional or its equivalent in the country where serving
  2. have 3 or more years of experience as a professional counselor (or equivalent)
  3. have encountered post-graduate hours of training in international counseling or multi-cultural counseling, and 
  4. have participated in one or more international counseling or counselor training experiences outside one’s country of origin.

Thank you in advance for your valuable time and participation. The survey will take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. 


Click on the following link for more detail and to begin the survey:

Please review the attached letter for further details or to contact me or my committee. Please also feel welcome to forward this e-mail to others you feel meet the criteria described above.


Thank you very much,




Nathan Perron, MA, MDiv, LCPC, NCC, ACS
Doctoral Candidate, Counseling, Adult, and Higher Education Department
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815)901-8505

Sending out another request for professional counselors (as identified by the country where you serve) to support research regarding what traits are most important for counselors serving internationally. I am still needing further participants to complete this study. Please click the following link to participate in a quick, roughly 10-minute survey:

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