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Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling
DAVID JULIUS FORD, JR.
CHRISTIAN D. CHAN
ALGBTIC Supports the ACA
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THE ACA 2017 CONFERENCE & EXPO WILL NOT BE IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
May 10, 2016
On April 27, 2016, Tennessee became the latest state to sign into law discriminatory “religious freedom” legislation targeting the counseling profession and LGBTQ community, permitting counselors to deny services and refer clients based on the provider’s “sincerely held principles”—a clear violation of the ACA Code of Ethics.
In light of the passage of SB 1556/HB 1840, ACA members have been very vocal in sharing their opinions on the location of the ACA 2017 Conference & Expo, originally scheduled for Nashville, Tennessee.
After thoughtful discussion and careful deliberation, including taking into account the viewpoints shared by ACA members, the Governing Council made the difficult—and courageous—decision on behalf of our members to move the ACA 2017 Conference & Expo to a venue outside of the state of Tennessee.
We firmly believe that by relocating from Tennessee, ACA is taking a stand against this discriminatory law, and we remain committed in the battle to ensure that this harmful legislation does not spread to other states.
We also pledge to work with the counselors and citizens of Tennessee to raise awareness of the danger of this new law, as well as seek ways to support the Tennessee Counseling Association.
ACA is currently seeking proposals from cities that can accommodate its space and housing requirements for the 2017 Conference & Expo. More information on a new location will be released as it becomes available.
We thank you for your patience and continued support of ACA, and we hope to see you at the 2017 Conference & Expo.
Thelma Duffey, Ph.D
American Counseling Association -
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The mission of ALGBTIC includes the recognition of both individual and social contexts representing the confluence of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, age, spiritual or religious belief system, indigenous heritage in order:
ALGBTIC and its members have dedicated an extensive amount of time bringing together all the resources you'll ever need regarding issues directly related to the counseling of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender individuals.
This area provides QPOC-affirmative resources to counseling professionals and educators, community organizations, LGBT individuals, their families and their allies
ALGBTIC 2014/2015 President
Farewell Message - June 2015
Wow, what a year it has been! As I complete my term as your president I am filled with mixed emotions.
I have enjoyed my year tremendously and serving the ALGBTIC membership has been a privilege. We accomplished a lot this past year. We held our very first national conference and made a splash! We wouldn’t have been as successful without the leadership and expertise of our conference chair, Catherine Roland, or the many volunteers who dedicated time and energy in making it happen. (Read More)
ALGBTIC 2015/2016 President
President's Message - July 2015
Kristopher Goodrich, Ph.D.
It is such an honor and privilege to be in your service this year as President of ALGBTIC. This is such an exciting time for LGBTQI+ persons, and those who love and support them. Just a little more than a week ago, we learned that SCOTUS made marriage equality the law of the land. It is now legal, within any portion of the United States, to marry the person you love, regardless of your (or their) affectual orientation or gender identity. (Read More)
Ph.D., LMHC, ACS
Ph.D., LCPC, NCC
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