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Chapter IX of the Alabama Counseling Association Welcomes you!

Becoming a Member

We are always looking for people interested in joining our organization.

Who Can Join?

We invite anybody interested in the issues and topics we focus our efforts on to join.


When you join ALCA and live in one of the nine chapters we serve, you automatically become a chapter IX member.  Here are some of the membership opportunities in ALCA


  • Professional Membership is open to all active American Counseling Association (ACA) members and to all persons professionally engaged in guidance, counseling, or personnel activities in educational, vocational, religious, rehabilitation, employment agencies, or other such similar agencies. 
  • Regular Membership is open to persons whose interests and activities are connected with the Association but who are not eligible for professional membership.  Regular members have all rights and privileges of professional members.
  • Student Membership is open to any graduate or undergraduate student who is not employed full-time in a counseling-related position and who is actively engaged ina program of study in counseling, guidance, or personnel.  (Certification by advisor who must be an ALCA member is required).
  • Retired Membership is open to persons who were members of ALCA at the time of their retirement.


  • Outstanding annual fall conference
  • Ongoing workshops
  • Ongoing opportunities for CEU credits
  • The Quarterly (Newsletter)
  • ALCA Journal, a refereed professional journal
  • Comprehensive and competitive liability insurance through ACA
  • Legislative monitoring
  • Counseling issues advocacy
  • Centralized state office
  • Liaison with Licensure Board
  • Administrative advice from Executive Director
  • ALCA Legalese, free legal advice service
  • Informative website
  • Continuously updated list serve for the latest counseling developments
  • Miles-Seymour Graduate Student Scholarship
  • Legal publications on counseling related issues

Benefits of Joining

There are several benefits to becoming a member of our organization. Our members are close friends and we have a great time when we get together. Of course we also have a common interest, and we hope to further educate and inform the public on counseling related issues.

Need more information?

For Further Information Call, Write, or Email:
Alabama Counseling Association
217 Daryle Street
Livingston, AL  35470
Telephone (205) 652-1712
Fax (205) 652-1576
Toll free (Alabama) 1-888-655-5460

please contact Karena T. Valkyrie for any local news, pictures, upcoming workshops, or any other information that would be of interest to our members.  drktvalkyrie@gmail.com