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DIVISIONS

Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Ohio (ALGBTIC of Ohio)

The mission of the ALGBTICO is to promote an understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues. ALGBTICO works with counseling professionals and students to help promote advocacy for LGBT issues.

Ohio Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (OACES)                                                   

The Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision strives to advance the preparation, life-long professional development, and supervision of counselors and to enhance counseling services in all settings.

Professional members of OACES support the transformative growth and development of students as they matriculate through master’s and doctoral counselor education programs throughout the state.

Ohio College Counseling Association (OCCA)

The OCCA is the newest division of the Ohio Counseling Association. The OCCA is focused on providing support for counseling professionals who work in higher education settings. The mission of the OCCA is to enhance the professional development of those who work in university, college, community, and technical college settings.


Ohio Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (OAMCD)
The Ohio Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (OAMCD) is a division of the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA). It is a professional counseling organization which values the integrity and dignity of all persons regardless of cultural differences and upholds high standards for professionalism. OAMCD is committed to promoting and enhancing understanding, appreciation, and skills relative to cultural differences.

Ohio Mental Health Counselors Association (OMHCA)

OMHCA represents mental health counselors who are advocating for client-access to quality services within the health care industry. OMHCA is committed to promoting the profession of mental health counseling. OMHCA actively monitors legislation on both the state and federal level that impacts the ability of LPCs and LPCCs to practice their profession. In addition to meeting with legislators and state administrators, OMHCA also communicates with leaders in private industry to educate them about the use of LPCs and LPCCs as specialists in the delivery of behavioral healthcare services, encouraging the inclusion of LPCs and LPCCs on managed-care provider panels. OMHCA is also committed to providing professional development opportunities for Ohio mental health counselors.

Ohio Career Development Association (OCDA)

The Ohio Career Development Association promotes the career development of all people over the life-span.  To achieve this, OCDA provides service to the public and professionals involved with or interested in career development, including professional development activities, research, public information, professional standards and advocacy.

Ohio Association for Specialists in Group Work (OASGW)

The mission of OASGW is to assist and further the interests of children, youth and adults by seeking to provide effective services through the group medium consistent with the goals of the Association for Specialists in Group Work.  Specifically, the goals are to promote group work, facilitate maximum development and remediate disabling behaviors and patterns.  Additionally, we promote group training, education, research, standards and service in the field of group work.


Ohio School Counselor Association (OSCA)
                                                

OSCA represents and advocates for the interests of professional school counselors in Ohio. Your membership brings you many benefits: professional development activities at a reduced cost, a professional newsletter, and trained leadership to answer your questions and listen to your concerns. In addition, the OSCA website and OSCA Network, a professional networking site, provide collegial support, interaction and sharing of ideas and resources. Perhaps the most important advantage in this time of educational reform is the combination of strong advocacy and the growing relationship with education entities to promote the role and value of school counselors.


Ohio Association for Spiritual, Ethical, & Religious Values in Counseling (OASERVIC)

OASERVIC is devoted to professionals who believe that spiritual, ethical, religious, and other human values are essential to the full development of the person and to the discipline of counseling. This division of OCA stresses the "SPIRIT" in the "Mind - Body - Spirit" process of counseling. Nearly every day, we are confronted with events and discoveries that challenge our ethical common sense. The mission of OASERVIC is to provide a forum for informed and thoughtful consideration of these issues and how they affect counselor education, the counseling profession and the client-counselor relationship.


Ohio Counselors for Social Justice (OCSJ)

This is a newly formed group (August 2015) and is in the process of forming a strong core to carry them into the future.  For more information, email Colette Dollarhide 


CHAPTERS
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Central Ohio Counseling Association (COCA)

Eastern Ohio Counselors Association (EOCA)

Greater Cincinnati Counseling Association (GCCA)

Miami Valley Counseling Association (MVCA)

Northwest Ohio Counseling Association (NWOCA)

Southeast Ohio Counseling Association (SEOCA)

North Central Ohio Counseling Association (NCOCA)

Chapter Resource - Find Zip Codes for your area by county HERE
- type in the county name, OH (Franklin, OH for example) and you get a list of the zip codes
- - Use this to sort our membership database for potential members

Here is a map of Ohio with all the zip code areas ZIP MAP


AFFILIATES

Chi Sigma Iota (CSI)
Chi Sigma Iota is a rapidly growing International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society that has invited over 17,000 individuals and 170 chapters to membership since its formation in 1985. CSI was established in order to create a link between students, educators, practitioners, and supervisors in various counseling settings. The objective of CSI is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the field of counseling.


Questions or problems with the OCA website can be sent to Bob Thomas, Executive Director at:

OCAExec@gmail.com / 3227 Mountview Road / Columbus OH 43221 / 614.395.3341

 

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