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The OCA news blog gives information and updates on the association and the counseling profession in Ohio. If you have any questions on any of the posts or if you would like to contribute to the blog, email

  • 16 Aug 2021 2:11 PM | Anonymous member

    Visit our AOCC Webpage for links to registration, hotel reservations, and volunteering!  The Conference will be held live at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus Oct 27-29, 2021. Plan now to join your colleagues at our first in-person event in 2 years!

  • 18 Apr 2021 11:35 AM | Anonymous member

    the current President of the OCA, Jason McGlothlin, has been elected Chair-Elect of the ACA's Midwest Region. This Region represents professional counselors who live and practice in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  Jason has held many positions with the OCA and worked with the ACA Midwest Region in the past so this next step will be an easy step for him to take. The OCA congratulates Jason and wishes him well as we all support him in this next volunteer role.

  • 06 Apr 2021 8:37 PM | Anonymous member

    The OCA Spring Conference (virtual) is set for April 22-23 and we have 20+ CE qualifying presentations over those two days covering general, ethics, and supervision topics. You can REGISTER HERE with students paying $75 and professional members paying $125. Register today and join your colleagues and future counselors online!

  • 08 Feb 2021 8:47 PM | Anonymous member

    HERE is the Spring Conference announcement (to be updated as we develop content). The event will be virtual on Thursday and Friday April 22-23. Watch here for the Call for Proposals coming soon!

  • 08 Jan 2021 3:23 PM | Anonymous member

    If you are interested in applying to get the Covid Vaccine and are in Central Ohio, here is a link to the application. Counselors are not in the top two tiers of those who will be offered the vaccine unless you work in a group home, hospital, psychiatric facility, etc. As we get more details on the vaccine and it's availability for counselors, we will post it here and on our FaceBook page.

  • 12 Nov 2020 12:06 PM | Anonymous member

    Note that our Insured Student Membership comes with a full year of internship or practicum liability insurance. The basic student membership does NOT include insurance, be sure to choose (or instruct your students to choose) the INSURED STUDENT MEMBERSHIP option if they have an internship or practicum coming up.  CLICK HERE to go to our membership page or CLICK HERE for a handout to post or distribute at your school.

  • 30 Sep 2020 11:24 AM | Anonymous member

    Telehealth in the School Environment: Meeting Student Needs amid Covid-19:

    · Date and time: Friday, October 16, 2020, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

    · Event qualifies for 1.5 hours of continuing education (CE) credit for behavioral health practitioners

    · So that you can get further details on the webinar, here is a link to the webinar information page: Information Page

  • 30 Sep 2020 10:38 AM | Anonymous member

    The OCA will keep this section of the website updated through this crisis

    NOTE: Counselors and MH Counselors are considered essential businesses, you are exempt from shut down but should use Telehealth or distance counseling to maintain safe distance.

  • 31 Aug 2020 9:00 PM | Anonymous member

    Go to the Awards Page to find the nomination form for the 2020 OCA Awards.  Nominate your counselor hero, mentor, educator, or student and then watch them be presented (virtually) their award during the online/virtual AOCC in late October.

  • 17 Aug 2020 12:09 PM | Anonymous member

    The OSUDP (Ohio Substance Abuse Disorders Professionals) interest group has published their first interview/profile of one of their leadership. Read this profile on Tanya Middleton and hope this is one of many they offer our membership!


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