Professional School Counseling Organizations and Resources
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) provides national leadership, position papers, and other information on a wide variety of issues related to school counseling. To view the ASCA website, go to: www.schoolcounselor.org.
The mission of the Wisconsin School Counselor Association (WSCA) is to advance the profession of school counseling in preschool through post secondary in order to maximize the educational, academic, vocational, and personal-social growth of each student. To visit the WSCA website, go to: www.wscaweb.org.
The Center for School Counseling Outcome Research is dedicated to improving the practice of school counseling by developing the research base that is necessary for responsible and effective practice. The Center provides national leadership in the measurement and evaluation of the outcomes of school counseling interventions and programs. For more information, go to: http://www.umass.edu/schoolcounseling/.
The American Counseling Association (ACA) has dedicated itself to helping professional counselors and counselor educators with the resources, services, products and information they need to be successful. To access the ACA website, go to http://www.counseling.org/. Wisconsin is part of the ACA—Midwest Region, and has its own branch, the Wisconsin Counseling Association (WCA).
The National Alliance of Pupil Services Organizations (NAPSO) is a coalition of national professional organizations whose members provide and support a variety of school-wide prevention and intervention services to support student success. NAPSO includes school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, school nurses, and others. It promotes interdisciplinary practice and collaboration among pupil services professionals and other professional educators.
The Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership promotes excellence in the field of school counseling and assists school counselors and their administrators as they design, implement and evaluate their comprehensive school counseling programs. To utilize this resource, go to http://cescal.org/.
America’s Career Resource Network (ACRN) consists of state and federal organizations that provide information, resources, and training on career and education exploration. This resource is available at http://cte.ed.gov/acrn/default.aspx.