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The Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. promotes the professionalism of the field of counseling and encourages equality of stature in the mental health arena.

Importance of Advocacy:

  • Advocacy is a core value for counseling
  • Advocacy is the promotion of the well-being of individuals, groups, and the counseling profession within systems and organizations
  • Advocacy seeks to remove barriers and obstacles that inhibit access, growth, and development
  • A.7.a Advocacy defined in the ACA Code of Ethics

Upcoming Advocacy Committee Meetings

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022
  • Saturday, January 29, 2022 & Monday, January 31, 2022
  • Saturday November 20, 2021

Upcoming Events

  • 2022 Hill Day- June 8, 2022- it's virtual
  • Policy Position Day- February 28,2022- It's virtual 
  • Hill DAY!-  July 26 & 28, 2021 - it’s virtual 

Public Statements

Please contact Advocacy Chair, Roni White (Advocacy@MDCounseling.org) if you are interested in MCA's Advocacy efforts!

Legislation UPDATES

Maryland General Assembly has vetoed and passed the FMLA Grant

Counseling Compact- 10 states! have now signed the Counseling Compact! The ten states are: Georgia, Maryland, Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia, Utah, Maine, Florida, Kentucky, and Nebraska! We have a Counseling Compact NOW!

Maryland Counseling Association

915 Russell Ave, Suite B Gaithersburg, MD 20879



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