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ORCA is a branch of the American Counseling Association, representing the state of Oregon in the Western Region.

About ACA: The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings.

Membership in ACA offers access to a variety of services including professional liability insurance, professional learning programs year-round, the annual ACA National Conference each spring, free subscriptions to “Counseling Today” and the “Journal of Counseling and Development”, research assistance through the ACA Library, research grants via the ACA Foundation, national employment postings, emphasis on public policy and advocacy that supports the profession of counseling, affiliation with CACREP and NBCC, approved Continuing Education Clock Hours by state licensing and national certification boards, and the ACA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

For more information on the American Counseling Association, go to their website:

The other ACA Western Region branches are: AlaskaArizonaCaliforniaColoradoHawaiiIdaho, Montana, NevadaNew Mexico, Philippines, UtahWashington, and Wyoming.

As a regional courtesy, a member of any branch may attend the conference of another regional branch at their member rate – this is a significant discount and a great way to explore!

Click Here for the latest ethical code from the ACA.

The Oregon Counseling Association is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt trade association.

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Oregon Counseling Association 
(503) 722-7119 
PO Box 2163 Portland, OR 97208

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