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Our turbulent times and the sustained interest of colleagues far and wide have convinced us to pursue Organization Affiliate (OA) Status as a precursor for a future new American Counseling Association Division dedicated to addressing trauma, building resilience, and advancing post-traumatic growth. The OA will be called the International Association of Resilience and Trauma Counseling (IARTC). Approval for OA status requires a list of at least 200 current ACA members. If you are interested in addressing trauma, advancing post-traumatic growth, and building resilience, please complete the associated one-question survey at this link—it will take about one minute to complete—we would love to have you as a founding member: 


The IARTC OA will wholly embrace the ACA Code of Ethics and will advance the strategic goals and plans of the American Counseling Association (see: ACA Strategic Plan 2018-2021). It will be dedicated to building the epistemology and practice knowledge regarding resilience and trauma through a global lens. The collected signatures will be submitted to ACA as part of the OA application materials, and to follow-up with you later. The OA will move to become a new ACA Division once the threshold of 400 members is attained. Benefits of the future IARTC division will include a dedicated journal, webinars, conferences, newsletters, and opportunities to run for division leadership roles during elections.

Please contact Peggy Mayfield, at mayfield.peggyc@gmail.com or Carol Smith at carol.smith@marshall.edu if you have any questions or have suggestions to share!  Also, please share the link widely throughout your networks.