The Alabama Counseling Association (AlCA) is a state branch of the 40,000 member American Counseling Association (ACA). Serving as a dynamic network of professional counselors in the State of Alabama, AlCA is devoted to the professional development and maintenance of high standards for those involved in the counseling profession. AlCA membership currently includes 2000 professionals.
Active Professional or Regular Membership is open to all active American Counseling Association members and to all persons professionally engaged in guidance, counseling, or personnel activities in educational, vocational, religious, rehabilitation, employment agencies, or other such similar agencies.
Student Membership is open to any graduate who is not employed full-time in a counseling-related position and who is actively engaged in a program of study in counseling, guidance, or personnel. (Certification by advisor is required).
Retired Membership is open to persons who were members of ALCA at the time of their retirement.
Past Presidents are persons who have served as AlCA Presidents. Dues are complimentary.
The ALABAMA COUNSELING ASSOCIATION offers tremendous opportunities for professional growth.
Chapter I: Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Morgan, Winston.
Chapter II: Blount, Jackson, Madison, Marshall.
Chapter III: Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker.
Chapter IV: Jefferson, Shelby.
Chapter V: Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, Dekalb, Etowah, St. Clair, Talladega.
Chapter VI: Autauga, Bibb, Butler, Chilton, Choctaw, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry, Wilcox.
Chapter VII: Bullock, Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Randolph, Russell, Tallapoosa.
Chapter VIII: Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington.
Chapter IX: Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Crenshaw, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Pike.
ALMHCA - Alabama Mental Health Counselors Association: maintains and improves quality of mental health services statewide and promotes prevention practices.
ALSCA - Alabama School Counselor Association: provides a common framework for all professionals engaged in school counseling.
ALCCA - Alabama College Counseling Association: serves professionals who are fostering and promoting student development in post-secondary education.
ALACES - Alabama Association for Counselor Education and Supervision: emphasizes the need for quality education and supervision of counselors in all work settings.
ALAMCD - Alabama Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development: develops programs specifically to improve ethnic and racial empathy and understanding.
ALCDA - Alabama Career Development Association: provides vital career counseling services to counselors and allied professionals working in schools, colleges, military services, correctional institutions, business, and community agencies.
ALSAIGE - Alabama Chapter of the Society of Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities: serves as an educational resource for counselors regarding LGBTQ+ individuals and related issues.
ALASGW - Alabama Association for Specialist in Group Work: assists and furthers interests of children, youth, and adults by providing effective services through the program medium.
ALSERVIC - Alabama Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values issues in Counseling: seeks to examine the roles of values, theological, philosophical, and ethical principles in counseling and personnel practices.
ALADARCA - Alabama Division of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association: promotes the welfare of people with disabilities through rehabilitation counseling research, education and practice.
ALAMFC - Alabama Association for Marriage and Family Counseling: serves to enhance marriage and families by fostering programs of education, promoting and conducting research, and working to remove family and couple difficulties.
ALAAOC- Alabama Association for Addictions and Offenders Counselors: Strives to support and enhance the practice of addictions and offenders counseling
ALAADA - Alabama Association for Adult Development and Aging provides leadership, information, and professional development to counselors and service providers in the helping professions on matters related to counseling and development across the life span.