Welcome to the New Jersey Counseling Association – a state branch of the American Counseling Association (ACA). The mission of the NJCA is to advance the counseling profession through the professional development of counselors and counseling students while expanding public recognition and awareness of the profession.
As a member of the NJCA, you join professional counselors across New Jersey in a variety of settings who are making a difference. Many of you may not be aware but NJCA is run almost entirely by volunteers, all of whom are LPCs, LACs, students, counselor educators, or retirees. NJCA cannot achieve its mission without these important volunteers. Therefore, we encourage you to get involved in NJCA by participating on the NJCA Board, or on one of the various committees. We also welcome your involvement in your Divisions/ Special Interest Groups which may help to strengthen your knowledge in your area of specialization.
Your NJCA membership has many benefits including:
- Discounted rates for CEUs
- Annual Conference
- Division Workshops
- Special Programs
- A free listing in the Website Membership Directory
- Free newsletters throughout the year
- A complimentary subscription to the NCJA Journal
- Membership in your choice Divisions/Special Interest Groups
- An insurance liaison
- An Ethics consultation
- Peer consultation groups with your participation in specific divisions
Our website: http://www.njcounseling.org is a primary means for communication between you and the Association. Stay informed of our upcoming board meetings by checking our calendar and viewing the most updated legislative alerts, upcoming trainings and conferences, renewing and updating your membership status and utilizing the many additional features offered on our website.
We are very pleased you’ve chosen to make an investment in your profession by joining the NJCA and look forward to collaborating with you.