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Please contact us at CCAPS@acpa.nche.edu or connect with the members of our Directorate Body with questions or ideas.
OUR MISSION & goals
Our mission is to maintain the voice of helping professionals focused on serving college and university students in a mental health setting. Our goals include:
Promoting the aims and values of human development in community colleges, colleges, and universities.
Providing a forum and place for the exchange of ideas, innovations, research, and standards.
Increasing the representative voice of those traditionally underserved and ignored in society.
Encouraging interaction, support, and networking among all student affairs professionals .
Providing an opportunity for mental health professionals to become involved in participatory leadership.
CCAPS Research Knowledge Base
News & Updates
CCAPS Knowledge Base
COLLEGE COUNSELING & PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES KNOWLEDGE BASE A comprehensive database of college counseling research publications in the college counseling, counseling psychology, college health, college student development, and professional counseling literatures,...
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Meet the Directorate
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The Commission for Counseling & Psychological Services seeks to provide the opportunity for Commission members, counselors, psychologists, counselor educators, social workers, faculty, students, and others interested in college counseling issues to dialogue about college counseling concerns.
Ready to join?
Joining an Entity through the ACPA Member Portal automatically identifies you as a member of that Entity! You will begin to receive Entity communications through their respective email listserv and have access to any resources they share!
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- Click Groups
- Click Active Groups
- Find the entity you want to join and within that group, click +Join
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn more about ACPA’s Commission for Counseling & Psychological Services!
Any ACPA member can become involved and there are varying levels of involvement:
- Join our listserv (sign up under “my profile” in the ACPA membership area)
- Attend our open business meeting at the annual ACPA convention
- Review conference programs for the annual convention
- Submit a sponsored program proposal for the annual convention
- Host a webinar
- Submit a proposal for a paper to be published on our website
Each year, CCAPS awards recipients with the individual awards listed below. Consider submitting a nomination for yourself or a colleague when the nomination process opens each fall!
Early Career Achievement Award
This annual award is given to honor and reward the exemplary achievements of an individual’s early significant contributions to the field of college and university counseling and psychological services. Any member of CCAPS who has had 10 years or less post-terminal degree experience of providing mental health services (including teaching and training) to the college population is eligible for this award.
Mid-Level Career Achievement
This annual award is given to honor and reward the exemplary achievements of an individual’s mid-level career contributions to the field of college and university counseling and psychological services. Any member of CCAPS who has had 10 to 20 years post-terminal degree experience of providing mental health services (including teaching and training) to the college population is eligible.
Outstanding Lifetime Achievement
This annual award is given to honor and reward the exemplary achievements of an individual’s lifetime career contributions to the field of college and university counseling and psychological services. Any member of CCAPS who has had 20 years or more experience of providing mental health services (including teaching and training) to the college population is eligible.
Thomas M. Magoon Excellence in Counseling Award
This award is given in the spirit of the long- standing CCAPS/ACPA conference presentation entitled Innovations in Counseling, and in particular in honor of the originator and coordinator of that presentation, Dr. Thomas M. Magoon. The Magoon Excellence Award is given to a university or college counseling agency that has provided either inventive or original programming or has provided exceptional comprehensive services during the past year. In particular, CCAPS encourages nominations that reflect the inclusion and integration of multicultural competence and values. Eligible agencies shall be an organizational unit within a college or university. The nominated program or service should occur within the time period of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.