2021 Student Conference
The Colorado Counseling Association is pleased to support students and counselor educators by hosting the 2021 Virtual Student Conference. Dr. Gregory Elliott, the current CCA President, will keynote this event focused on the future mental health leaders of Colorado.Learn More!
CCA LPC Supervisor Training
Are you ready for September 1st, 2021?Learn More!
CCA Announces New Member Benefit
The Colorado Counseling Association is pleased to announce a new partnership with Recenter. This unique partnership addresses one of the biggest challenges with private practice: office space.Learn More!
Mishandling of Mental Health in Colorado
Many of the 1.5 million Coloradans covered by Medicaid struggle with mental health. In this COVID era, mental health rates are at their highest levels. At the peak of mental health needs, Medicaid's irresponsibility has contributed to Colorado having the lowest Medicaid mental health provider ratio in the country. Advocate for mental health and reach out to your legislator today!Learn More!
Graduating in May? Now is the time to apply!
DORA has been completing LPCC applications quicker than ever! Apply for your LPCC now and be ready for employment when you graduate!Learn More!
2021 CCA Member Logo
The CCA is pleased to announce a new member benefit—the CCA member logo! The CCA member logo has been formatted for use in business cards, stationery, your website, and in private practice brochures. Displaying the CCA Member Logo demonstrates your commitment to maintaining high ethical standards and professional competency. Members have access to the full unprotected file!Learn More!
CCA would like to express our deepest condolences to the victims of the recent Boulder shooting, their loved ones, and all of those impacted. We are saddened by this most recent act of gun violence in our community. We would like to maintain our unwavering dedication and encouragement for our counseling community, and we appreciate all that you do. In response to this recent event, we have compiled the list below of resources to support your diligence and our community.
New requirements for Licensed Professional Counselors who provide clinical supervision will go into effect on September 1st, 2021. These requirements were established by HB20-1206, the Mental Health Sunset Act. Originally, HB20-1206 was thought to have created a new designation, the Licensure Professional Counselor - Supervisor, or LPC-S. However, this was not the case. The Mental Health Sunset Act redefined clinical supervision and established new minimum qualifications.
Dr. Krystyne Mendoza writes on professional counselor safety. Dr. Mendoza suggests there are seven things all professional counselors should consider when developing a safety policy, writing "as therapists continue working with those in most need, proper consideration to our own wellbeing should be reflected upon to promote health and safety for all participants within the therapeutic setting."
The Colorado Counseling Association (CCA) is a state branch of the Western Region for the 60,000 member American Counseling Association (ACA). The CCA is an organization of mental health professionals and students who work in education, health care, residential, private practice, community agencies, government and business/industry settings.
Service as a dynamic network of mental health professionals in the State of Colorado, the CCA is devoted to professional development and maintenance of high standards for those involved in the field.
The mission of the Colorado Counseling Association is to promote the counseling profession through legislative advocacy, education resources, and outreach to future leaders in our field.