Michigan Counseling Association

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Attention Michigan Counselors! Currently, there are important legislative changes that have been proposed in the State of Michigan that could impact professional counselors' scope of practice. We will be continuing to follow these events closely and provide updates so that you, as one of the over 10,000 licensed counselors in the state, can remain informed and join us in advocating for our profession.

We encourage you to read up on the following information and join us in Lansing on October 4, 2019. If unable to attend in person, write to your representatives to ask for their support for HB 4325, which would codify our scope of practice into law and protect the profession against actions that would be detrimental to you as a counselor. Finally, you can show your support by signing the petition.

Click here to find your state legislators

Click here for a template for writing your representatives

Click here to sign the petition

Read Advocacy Tips from ACA here

Our voices have power and our careers are needed! 

LARA has released a Notice of Public Hearing that will be held on October 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the G. Mennen WIlliams Building 525 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, MI. You can find the Notice of Public Hearing here.

For additional information, please click on the links below: 

Proposed legislative changes to the current Rules

Request For Rulemaking documents submitted by LARA 

Regulatory Impact Statement released from LARA

HB 4325 Quick Fact Sheet

In addition to the proposed Rule changes currently being pursued by LARA, there is an important bill that has been introduced by Representatives Miller, Rendon, Bellino, and LaFave. HB 4325 would amend sections of the Public Health Code and would define the counseling scope of practice into Michigan Compiled Law. 

HB 4325 can be accessed here

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Michigan Counseling Association

Founded in 1963, the MCA has a long standing history of service to the profession including legislative advocacy, social change, and professional development. Over the years, we have chartered several divisions across the state of Michigan. We plan to continue membership growth, increase membership engagement, and service to the profession

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Call for Submissions The Michigan Journal of Counseling: Research, Theory, and Practice

For submission instructions, visit: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mijoc/

The Editor of the MJC is Dr. Scott Branson. F or more information or questions, please contact him at JofCounseling@wayne.edu 

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Become a member of the the Michigan Counseling Association. We take pride in out efforts to promote social change, build networks, and assist with professional development. 

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Become a member

Become a member of the the Michigan Counseling Association. We take pride in out efforts to promote social change, build networks, and assist with professional development. 

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University Spotlight

Michigan has the BEST Master of Arts in Counseling programs. We will spotlight a different Michigan university every month. 

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At CAPS we offer an immersive and developmentally-tailored training experience. We strive to structure training experiences with developmentally appropriate challenges that are based in trainees past experience and areas of interest. During their training at CAPS, trainees immerse themselves in all aspects of work at WSU CAPS including clinical services, consultation, outreach to the University community, and professional development. Trainees' clinical efforts are supported with intensive and diverse supervision experiences. We aim to foster professional growth in a supportive and inclusive environment. We value and consider all points of view and strive to collaborate within our own staff and across the University.

Our training program is rooted in creating multiculturally competent and ethical professionals that proudly advocate for WSU's diverse student body. We emphasize evidence-based practice and teach our trainees to evaluate empirical knowledge and consider individual differences and diverse identities in their clinical practice. Interdisciplinary collaboration is embedded within both our training program and broader clinic. Trainees are given the opportunity to work with and learn from staff from all mental health professions (counseling, social work, psychology, and psychiatry). It is our belief that such interdisciplinary collaboration strengthens trainees' command of the broader mental health field and their clinical expertise. Our trainees are integral and valued members of our staff. It is our hope that training at CAPS is a transformative experience that assists trainees in developing not only their professional competencies, but also their professional identity.


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Check out the following help topics for information on what the Michigan Counseling Association is doing.

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Michigan Counseling Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 82526, Rochester, MI 48308

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