Professional Associations

   American Counseling Association (ACA), the world's largest association representing professional counselors, provides resources including webinars, publications, journals, and conference education sessions.


American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.


American School Counselor Association (ASCA) supports school counselors' efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.

Review the updates for the new edition of the ASCA National Model.  Are you a "Model School Counselor"?


Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) seeks to develop programs specifically to improve ethnic and racial empathy and understanding. Its activities are designed to advance and sustain personal growth and improve educational opportunities for members from diverse cultural backgrounds.


College Access Consortium of New York (CACNY) is a network of CBOs, schools, and colleges, which provides college planning resources in order to assist New York City's young adults to gain college access.


College Board is a private company, which administers the PSAT and SAT exams, as well as the Advanced Placement program.


National Association for College Admissions Counseling
 is an organization of more than 13,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 132,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
, is an independent not-for-profit credentialing body for counselors.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
advances student learning and achievement by establishing the definitive standards and systems for certifying accomplished educators, providing programs and advocating policies that support excellence in teaching.

National Career Development Association (NCDA)
 inspires and empowers the achievement of career and life goals by providing professional development, resources, standards, scientific research, and advocacy.

New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC)
, the state affiliate of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), joins a unique community of admissions and counseling professionals working together towards the common goal of helping students achieve post-secondary success.

New York State School Counselor Association (NYSSCA)
unites, represents, and supports professional school counselors in New York State as they provide academic, personal/social, and career services for their students.


New York State School Social Workers Association
is dedicated to the visibility and viability of school social workers, who work within the school setting to enhance the social-emotional well-being of all students in order to strengthen their academic and personal success.


School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) empowers school social workers and promotes the profession of school social work to enhance the social and emotional growth and academic outcomes of all students. 

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