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VCA Annual Convention - Innovate, Invigorate, Inspire! 


The Williamsburg Lodge - November 10-12, 2016

Thursday Keynote Speaker - Kevin Hines

(click here to register)


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Deadline to submit is June 5th


Exhibitor Invite Application (click here)


Reminder:  May 26th is the deadline to Get 30-days of unlimited access to Mental Health Academy’s counseling CE library and the Psychological First Aid course for just $1!

As part of your VCA Membership, you are entitled to membership in the Mental Health Academy, the world’s premier online counselor education platform.  As a special offer, they arranged for you to get 30-days of unlimited access to their counselling library for just $1!  You’ll also get access to their 10-hour Psychological First Aid course, normally $595, FREE!

Through May only the Mental Health Academy is offering their exclusive Psychological First Aid program, valued at $595.00, FOR FREE to new subscribers.  To take advantage of the special offer of $1 for 30-day access plus the Psychological First Aid program, you need to sign-up by 5pm (EDT) Thursday, 26th May 2016.  To learn more and join, visit

 If you have any queries, please contact MHA directly at

 VCA Members Login

Welcome to the VCA website!  If you need your password reset, contact Vicky Wheeler, Director of Member Services & Operations, at or 757-766-5466.

Trouble with logging in?  Try vcaoffice1 for your password.

If you encounter any problems/errors with the new site that do not relate to your login, please report them to the VCA Office at


Want to post your resume? At the bottom of your dashboard (the first page after you log in), you'll see a heading called Networking & Careers. All members can post and update resumes in the Career Centre at any time through this new feature.

Are you an employer or HR representative looking to hire a counselor? Simply complete a one-time registration by clicking the link to join VCA. You can register as a non-member for free. When you are signed in, you then have access to the Career Centre. You can post/revise your job announcements and review resumes posted by members who are seeking jobs!

For questions or problems with our new Career Centre, contact the Webmaster.



Volume 35
The Virginia Counselors Journal, the professional journal of the Virginia Counselors Association, is currently seeking submissions for Volume 35.We are looking for quantitative and qualitative research articles as well as theory-based position papers and reports of innovative counseling methods. Specific categories for consideration in the Journal include but are not limited to: counselor preparation, supervision, professional development, counseling theory, current issues, innovative practice, and book or related material reviews
You are invited to share your original work through this opportunity for publication in a refereed professional journal. Submitted manuscripts are acknowledged on receipt by the editor(s) and sent out for review to Editorial Board members using a blind review process. Every effort is made to have disposition decisions completed within 60 days of manuscript submission. Specific guidelines for manuscript submission can be found on the Virginia Counselors Association website.
The Virginia Counselors Journal is produced for the benefit of all Virginia counselors; thus we hope to have submissions from a wide variety of counseling specialty areas. Questions about a proposed or actual submission may be directed to the co-editors at the following address:
VCA - NBCC Approved Provider #2047
  • Virginia Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2047.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Virginia Counselors Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
VCA Programs Complaint Policy and Procedure

If you have attended a VCA, VCA Chapter or VCA Division program and have a complaint or dispute regarding that program, please write a letter and include the following:  Your  name, address, telephone number, email, name of event, date and location of the event, complaint and desired resolution to VCA via one of the following ways- (Email); (FAX) 757-766-5467 or (Mail) VCA, 316 Hodges Cove Rd., Yorktown, VA  23692.  You will receive a reply from VCA no later than two weeks from the date you submitted the complaint/dispute.

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