The American Counseling Association (ACA) Conference in pictures

A blog post from SOLES Ambassador and MA in Counseling with specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Stephanie Rankin:
This year I was fortunate enough to attend the ACA Conference and Exposition 2015 in Orlando, FL. It was not only my first conference since starting the CMHC program, but in fact, my first conference ever!
I was chosen to volunteer, and although this was not easy, it also meant I was able to attend at a reduced rate. When I was not volunteering, I attended sessions and lectures on suicidality, ethics, the gut and brain loop, and a host of other fascinating topics; I even watched a ‘live’ couples counseling session, and we met Dr. Corey, whose books we have been reading for our classes.
During my time at the conference, I was able to meet fellow counseling students from across the U.S., network with professionals, and bond with my peers. It was an unforgettable experience, both personally and professionally, and I will hopefully attend more conferences in the future.
Here are some of my favorite moments:
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The Hyatt Regency, where the ACA Conference & Expo 2015 was held…such a beautiful location.
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A very early start on my first volunteering assignment, it was still dark outside!
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The Exposition Hall had information about the profession, such as local branches and associations, and populations. Additionally, we were able to speak to professionals and receive guidance on our areas of interest.
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We were even able to meet Dr. Gerald Corey, Author and Professor at California State University Fullerton!
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Proud future counselors

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