Events at ACA

CACREP Events at the ACA Conference in New Orleans:

Panel Discussions will provide valuable information on CACREP to ACA attendees!

Saturday, March 26, 2011 

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm 

The Importance of Counselor Professional Identity in Counselor Preparation Programs: A Panel Discussion

90-Minute Session

Samuel T. Gladding, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, Anita Engstrom Jones, Francis A. Martin, Adam Wall

The panelists will address their perceptions of the role of counselor professional identity in preparation programs, in relation to the increased emphasis on counselor identity in the CACREP 2009 Standards, state and federal initiatives impacting the work of professional counselors, and the on-going development of the counseling profession. The panelists will present a range of perspectives, including those of student, practitioner, educator, advocate and leader.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

8:45 am – 10:15 am

Panel Discussion on Student Learning Outcomes in Counselor Education

90-Minute Session

Jeffrey Parsons, Verl Pope, Leila Roach

The purpose of this program is to bring together counselor educators that have already begun to incorporate student-learning outcomes and related assessment practices to discuss what they are doing and the challenges and successes they have encountered along the way.  This panel will provide programs that are just starting with student-learning outcomes a variety of models for incorporating student-learning outcomes into overall programs.  The panel will also provide programs that have already started to incorporate student-learning outcomes and related assessment practices with examples of challenges and successes that will enable them to avoid potential pitfalls and make useful program modifications.


CACREP will be hosting Table Talk for program liaisons Friday, March 25 from noon until 2pm in the Hilton’s Salon B-10.  This program is only open to faculty at CACREP accredited institutions.


Both Team Members and Team Chair training will be held in New Orleans as well.