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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

  • 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!


  • 04 Jun 2020 3:41 PM | Anonymous member

    Join this 3 hour Supervision presentation at 9am on Friday June 19 as OCA President Martina Moore offers insight on providing supervision during the Covid-19 quarantine.

    CLICK HERE for more info and to register

  • 09 Apr 2020 12:46 PM | Anonymous member

    Join Allison Bruce and Elizabeth Bach Van Valkenburgh for a 3 hour Online Ethics course on April 24 from 9am - Noon. Cost is $25 and you can register through our Events Calendar. Three (3) CSWMFT CEs are approved.

  • 20 Mar 2020 1:39 PM | Anonymous member

    LA Day (April 28) has been cancelled. Sean Gorby and his team are working on options to connect with your legislators to maintain pressure for upcoming legislation. Stay tuned for news and actions you can be involved with!

  • 17 Mar 2020 3:31 PM | Anonymous member

    We have cancelled the OCA Spring Conference (planed for May 1-2 in Dublin) due to facility and large group restrictions. All potential presenters have been notified and we will try to reschedule for late summer or next Spring. Be sure to mark your calendar for AOCC Oct 28-30 and watch for the Call for Proposals announcement this week.

  • 11 Mar 2020 2:43 PM | Anonymous member

    Please watch the Events Calendar for upcoming education and training events - some are being postponed, others will move online. Contact the point of contact for each event to query their plans!

  • 11 Mar 2020 2:42 PM | Anonymous member

    Clintonville Counseling and Wellness has just added an opportunity to provide individual and group supervision to people in the community looking for their independent license or supervision designation. We offer supervision for counselors, social workers and EMDR consultation.

  • 10 Mar 2020 10:50 AM | Anonymous member

    Help Licensed Counselors get equal status with Medicare – we need to get paid for comparable services and seniors deserve equal access to services by all competent providers!!

    CLICK HERE for more information and watch for a Muster Call to Action coming soon!

Questions and comments can be directed to Amy Barcelo, Executive Director at: PO Box 470001 | Broadview Heights, OH 44147 | 216.438.1994

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