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April is Counseling Awareness Month

Throughout April, Counseling Awareness Month recognizes the critical role of professional counselors across workplace settings “in keeping people and communities healthy.” Sponsored by the American Counseling Association, this occasion offers an opportunity to celebrate and thank the profession of counseling as well as the individuals devoting their careers to it. The theme for 2023, “’Get Fit for Your Future,’” serves to remind these professionals to take the time to care for their own wellness, including mental, social, emotional, and physical fitness. By doing so, they can better serve clients and have the energy to engage fully with their family, friends, and activities. Counseling encompasses a number of specialties, covered through the Association’s 18 different divisions, addressing issues related to such concerns as adult development and aging, assessment and research, child and adolescent counseling, counselors working with college students, to name a few. One of the divisions, the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA), involves rehabilitation counseling practitioners, educators, and students who specialize in “enhancing the development of people with disabilities” throughout the life span, with a focus also on professional development. As noted in the Bulletin covering National Rehabilitation Counselors Day, rehabilitation counselors, in particular, help individuals with vision loss and other disabilities to achieve their goals, personally and professionally. To learn more about the commemoration, along with a calendar of events, visit the website for Counseling Awareness Month. Learn more here about ARCA.