The Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling in Louisiana (ACACL) is committed to the principle that all children and adolescents (ages birth through adolescence) have equal access to a full array of mental health services, regardless of ability to pay or insurance coverage.

The goals of ACACL are:

  • Promote a greater awareness, advocacy, and understanding of children and adolescents among members of the counseling profession and related helping fields.
  • Advance developmentally appropriate prevention and intervention strategies for counseling children and adolescents.
  • Support counseling and education with parents of children and adolescents.
  • Foster counselor consultation with caretakers and other professionals who are involved in the lives of children and adolescents.
  • Provide professional development activities to improve education and training of counselors who work with children and adolescents.
  • Disseminate educational and professional materials with the purpose of raising the standards of practice for children and adolescents in counseling, psychotherapy, and mental health.
  • Encourage involvement and communication of ACAC members to share knowledge and support for improvement of mental health services to children and adolescents.

Dues:      Professional, Retired, PLPCs   $10.00      Student:   $5.00

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