Internship year is extremely exciting and full of professional development opportunities and growth. We'd like to share with you another fantastic opportunity – membership with the Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services (CCAPS), a division of ACPA – College Student Educators International. CCAPS is the premier organization that serves the professional development and advocacy needs of counseling center personnel. Our members are primarily psychologists, social workers, counselors and graduate students working in college and university counseling centers at all levels – directors, training directors, staff members and others. All are welcome to join CCAPS!
As an intern, here are some things we will offer you:
A great place to network with mental health professionals who work in counseling centers
Numerous opportunities to hear about internships and job openings and to meet potential employers (at our national convention)
Numerous opportunities to keep up on current issues counseling centers are dealing with across the country
An invitation to participate in our professional mentoring program (see enclosed brochure)
Many chances to get rejuvenated about your career by the energy at the annual convention
ACPA membership information can be found at www2.myacpa.org/membership
. Be sure to check off the box to join CCAPS for free! You can join other commissions and standing committees for free also! Instructions about joining the list-servs are on this website as well.
In addition, at the annual ACPA convention, CCAPS will offer you many other opportunities such as our famous networking luncheon, training on current, hot topics for counseling center professionals (past topics have included: multicultural competencies in counseling; suicide crisis and prevention programs; feminist therapy – from the Stone Center; and Eating Disorders – from The Renfrew Center), participation on committees, participation in CCAPS business meetings, chances to win great prizes and meet great people. We truly have a lot of fun and invite you to be a part of it!
Congratulations again and have a fantastic internship year!