Professional Organizations for School Counselors

Have you ever belonged to professional organizations that pertain to school counseling?  Do you wonder how to join, what the cost is, and how it might benefit you?  Read below about three of our organizations and see what you think.

American School Counselor Association (ASCA) The American School Counselor Association’s  motto is “one vision, one voice”. Cost to join is $129/year which can be withdrawn automatically at $12.95 per month. The website is www.schoolcounselor.org.  Each member receives $1 million worth of liability coverage free with membership.

California Association of School Counselors (CASC)  CASC is our state organization and it is a division of ASCA. Membership is $85/year. This is the group that lobbies for us in Sacramento. www.schoolcounselor-ca.org

Orange County—CASC  The Orange County chapter of CASC was begun in November 2007 with a meeting of 25 people.  OC-CASC puts on local workshops for school counselors and the cost is only $30/year. www.occasc.com.

All three groups offer membership to graduate students in counseling for roughly half the price.

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