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DIVERSITY OF PARTS

 

The Alabama Counseling Association is organized statewide into various Chapters and Divisions which reflect the professional and regional diversity of its members. In addition to membership in the overall state organization, ALCA members are expected to join their relevant Chapter and Divisions.  In so doing, members are offered a means by which they can be directly involved with the association.

 

Chapters are organized regionally by county. ALCA members are part of their respective Chapter by virtue of their physical address or location.  One’s particular Chapter is determined by the county he or she lives or works in. Individuals are automatically granted membership in their local Chapter when they join ALCA. Members are encouraged to get involved in ALCA locally through their Chapters. Chapters are a collection of professionally diverse members who share a common locale. The members of a particular Chapter, for example, may be school counselors, college counselors, mental health counselors, and agency counselors who, while being employed in a variety of settings, practice in the same geographic area or region of the state.

 

Divisions, on the other hand, are organized by specialty, setting, or professional focus. Divisions are a collection of members who share similar professional interests. ALCA members can choose to join any number of Divisions that relate to their particular counseling emphasis or issue.  An ALCA member may, for example, join the College Counselor Division, and additionally join the Career Counselor Division, the Educators & Supervisors Division, and the Multicultural Division. Members may choose to define themselves professionally by identifying with a particular Division that represents their practice setting, counseling track, or client concern.

 


CHAPTERS BY COUNTY

 

Chapter I

Colbert, Cullman, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Morgan, Winston

 

Chapter II

Blount, Jackson, Madison, Marshall

 

Chapter III

Fayette, Green, Hale, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker

 

Chapter IV

Jefferson, Shelby

 

Chapter V

Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, St. Clair, Talladega

 

Chapter VI

Autauga, Bibb, Butler, Chilton, Choctaw, Dallas, Lowndes, Marengo, Perry, Wilcox

 

Chapter VII

Bullock, Chambers, Clay, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Macon, Montgomery, Randolph, Russell, Tallapoosa

 

Chapter VII

Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington

 

Chapter IX

Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Dale, Crenshaw, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Pike

 


DIVISIONS BY SPECIALTY

 

ALCCA

Alabama College Counseling Association

 

ALACES

Alabama Association for Counselor Education & Supervision

 

ALAMCD

Alabama Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development

 

ALSCA

Alabama School Counselor Association

 

ALCDA

Alabama Career Development Association

 

ALMHCA

Alabama Mental Health Counselors Association

 

ALASGW

Alabama Association for Specialists in Group Work

 

ALASERVIC

Alabama Association for Spiritual, Ethical & Religious Values in Counseling

 

ALDARCA

Alabama Division of the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association

 

ALAMFC

Alabama Association for Marriage & Family Counseling

 

ALAAOC

Alabama Association of Addictions & Offenders Counselors

 

ALGBTICAL

Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Alabama

 

ALAADA

Alabama Association for Adult Development & Aging

 


INTEREST SECTIONS

 

An Interest Section consists of ALCA members who organize on either a statewide or local basis in accordance with ALCA Bylaws and Policies to promote a professional interest, issue or concern not otherwise represented in the divisional structure.  Interest Sections generally are the first step towards the formation of a new division.  A petition of 50 signatures is required to establish an Interest Section.

 


ASSOCIATED GROUPS

 

ALCA maintains official liaisons to associated professional entities:

 

American Counseling Association

Chi Sigma Iota National Counseling Honor Society

Alabama Department of Mental Health

Alabama Department of Education

Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling

National Board of Counseling Certification (Through ALACES and CEU Coordinator)

 


MEMBERSHIP TYPES

 

ALCA offers a variety of membership options based on the individual's status in the profession. Membership fees may vary according to membership type. Membership type is granted based on the following criteria: active professional status, student status, retired status, and past president status.

 

Active Professional/Regular Membership:

Open to all active ALCA members and to all persons professionally engaged in guidance, counseling, or personnel activities in educational, vocational, religious, rehabilitation, employment agencies, or other such agencies.

 

 

Student Membership:

Open to any graduate or undergraduate student who is not employed full time as a counselor and who is actively engaged in a program of study in counseling, guidance, or personnel. Certification by advisor is required.


Retired Membership:

Open to persons who were members of ALCA at the time of their retirement.


Past Presidents Membership:

Open to persons who have served as ALCA Presidents. Dues are complimentary.

 

 

 

 

 


ALABAMA COUNSELING ASSOCIATION   n   Leadership Handbook