College of Education

Associations

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

ASCA

The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is a worldwide nonprofit organization based in Alexandria, VA. Founded in 1952, ASCA supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they not only achieve success in school but are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. The association provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to more than 12,000 professional school counselors around the globe. the 1996 ASCA Conference was held in Indianapolis. (www.schoolcounselor.org)

Indiana School Counselor Association (ISCA)

ISCA

The Indiana School Counselor Association is a state division of the Indiana Counselors Association. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to join ISCA and to attend local and statewide ISCA functions as a part of their professional growth. ISCA provides members with a newsletter and conducts an annual convention. (isca-in.org)

American Counseling Association (ACA)

ACA

The American Counseling Association (ACA) is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. By providing leadership training, publications, continuing education opportunities, and advocacy services, ACA helps counseling professionals develop their skills and expand their knowledge base.

ACA has been instrumental in setting professional and ethical standards for the counseling profession. The association has made considerable strides in accreditation, licensure, and national certification. It also represents the interests of the profession before congress and federal agencies, and strives to promote recognition of professional counselors to the public and the media. (www.counseling.org)

National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC)

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The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), an independent not-for-profit credentialing body, was incorporated in 1982 to establish and monitor a national certification system, to identify those counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained certification, and to maintain a register of those counselors. NBCC's certification program recognizes counselors who have met predetermined standards in their training, experience, and performance on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE), the most portable credentialing examination in counseling. NBCC has over 50,000 certified counselors. These counselors live and work in the US and over 50 countries. Our examinations are used by more than all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Guan to credential counselors on a state level. (www.nbcc.org)

Chi Sigma Iota (CSI)

CSI

The Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) is an "international honor society for students, professional counselors, and counselor educators." Butler's CSI chapter, Beta Upsilon Iota, began in the spring of 1997 and offers cohort members the opportunity to participate in the chapter's governance and other activities. An induction ceremony for new members is held each spring. (www.csi-net.org)