Click below to see the year-end legislative report from CCA's Lobbyists.
Congratulations to the award recipients!
Scroll through the slides below to view all of the many deserving recipients!
Each year, the Connecticut Counseling Association honors CCA members and community agencies who have made outstanding contributions to the counseling profession. The CCA Awards celebrate notable achievements by counselors in a number of categories.
Consider nominating a deserving colleague for an award. Send us a letter of support identifying the name of the nominee and the proposed award to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The supporting letter should describe, in sufficient detail, the reasons why you believe the individual is deserving of award consideration.
Award nominations must be received no later than Friday, April 22, 2022
Counselor Compassion and Self-Care During Difficult Times
Society today seems to be a difficult place, with stories of combativeness and people acting erratically popping up daily on our social media feeds and the news. Add this to the ongoing racial inequity, political unrest, and the worldwide pandemic that just won’t stop, and it’s understandable that people are feeling stressed out. As counselors, it is our job to help our clients navigate these stressors. Let’s talk about these things, and how we are navigating this new, interesting world, and how we are doing this and maintaining our inner peace.
Click the PDF below to open the program information.
We are excited to announce a virtual conference that will be held throughout the month of November. This conference format is in place of the April 2020 conference that had to be postponed due to the pandemic. We hope that you join us at this virtual conference! Click the link below for the full conference flyer and register in the Event Calendar!
Annual Awards Ceremony
Join us virtually on Zoom (on Tuesday, November 17, 2020) to celebrate three deserving individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the counseling field in our state. Register for the Awards Ceremony at the Event Calendar!
Human Services Award - Dr. Frederick Dombrowski
Professional Development Award - Michelle Lawler, LPC
CCA Graduate Student Award - Ricky Clark (CCSU)
Comment to offer congratulations to Fred, Michelle & Ricky! Click the "comment" link above to leave a message.
Due to the heightened concerns related to the transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), CCA has decided to reschedule the April 3rd 2020 Annual Conference to Friday, October 2, 2020. More information will be posted as changes will be made. Anyone who processed payment for the conference has already been refunded. If there are any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Karla Troesser, LPC
CCA Executive Director
Click the program below to see all the details, schedule, workshop offerings scheduled for our annual conference on April 3rd in Norwich! Register through the event calendar or click the link below!
On behalf of the Connecticut Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (CACES), please see the award descriptions and applications available for matriculated graduate students in counselor education programs. Please share with all eligible students and encourage them to submit an application.
1. $100 Student Scholarship for Professional Development
Students may apply for this award to cover upcoming or recent past workshops or conferences. We will grant an award to one student from each counselor education program in Connecticut (7 awards in total). If we do not get an applicant from each university, then we can award more than one student from a university. Counselor Education graduate students must be a member of the Connecticut Counseling Association (CCA) or the Connecticut School Counselor Association (CSCA) to be considered. Applicants must submit an application with verification from counseling faculty and required essay. Deadline for applying is April 1, 2020.
2. Dr. Robert Colbert Social Justice Award
This award is presented to one student annually in recognition of Dr. Robert Colbert, a Connecticut counselor educator committed to social justice. This award will be presented at CCA’s annual conference and will acknowledge the work of a graduate student who demonstrates a commitment to social justice. Counselor Education graduate students must be a member of the Connecticut Counseling Association (CCA) or the Connecticut School Counselor Association (CSCA) to be considered. The student application should highlight initiatives that focus on addressing disparities, promoting resilience, and breaking down obstacles for under served populations. The winner will receive $300, a plaque, and free registration to the CCA Conference. Applicants must submit an application with verification from counseling faculty and required essay. Deadline for applying is March 1, 2020.
If you have any questions about the awards or application process, please directly contact either Dr. Margaret Generali at Generalim1@southernct.edu or Dr. Allison Buller at email@example.com