Professional Organizations and Resources

Students graduating from our Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision programs are eligible for professional licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Professional Counselors (LPC), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).

Students graduating from our Marriage and Family Therapy programs are eligible for professional licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT).

Students are expected to become actively involved in the professional organizations most closely associated with their interests and program of study. Counseling students are encouraged to join the American Counseling Association (ACA). This organization acts as an advocate for special interests of their members. It is in the students’ best interest that their professional organizations be strong, purposeful, and effective in order to advocate for members, the profession, and public interests. Students will also very likely purchase their professional liability insurance coverage through their student memberships in ACA (actually, ACA provides master’s students with liability insurance at no cost). Faculty members encourage students to become active, contributing members within their professional organizations.

International

International Family Therapy Association (IFTA)

Chi Sigma Iota International (CSI)

International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS)

International Society for Neurofeeback and Research (ISNR)

Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA)

National

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)]

American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA)

Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

American Counseling Association (ACA)

American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Association for Play Therapy (APT)

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)

Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

American College Personnel Association (ACPA)

Delta Society

Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP)

ACA Divisions

Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE)

Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA)

Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC)

Assocation for Creativity in Counseling (ACC)

American College Counseling Association (ACCA)

Association for Counselors and Educators in Government (ACEG)

Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC)

Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGTBIC)

Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)

American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA)

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)

Association for Specialist in Group Work (ASGW)

Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ)

International Associaiton of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC)

International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors

National Career Development Association (NCDA)

National Employment Counseling Association (NECA)

State

Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TAMFT)

Texas Counseling Association

Texas Council on Family Relations (TCFR)

TCA Subdivisions

Texas Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (TAACE)

Texas Association for Adult Development and Aging (TAADA)

Texas College Counseling Association (TCCA)

Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES)

Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (TALGTBIC)

Texas Counseling Association for Humanistic Education and Development (T-AHEAD)

Texas Association for Marriage and Family Counselors (TAMFC)

Texas College Counseling Association

Texas Career Development Association (TCDA)

Texas Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (TexAMCD)

Texas School Counselor Association (TSCA)

Texas Counselors for Social Justice (TxCSJ)

Regional & Local

San Antonio Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (SAAMFT)

Texas Association for Play Therapy (TAPT)

South Texas Counseling Association (STxCA)

Alpha Pi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota International

Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)