The Association is a professional membership organization composed of professional practitioners employed in the Counseling facilities of Georgia’s public and private institutes, colleges and universities. Most of these professionals are certified and/or licensed Professional Counselors and applied Psychologists providing direct personal, educational and career counseling to the students, faculty and staff at their respective institutions of higher learning.
The Association advocates and promotes professionalism, offers continuing education through an annual Conference and regional workshops, promotes state licensure and national certification, provides Crisis Intervention Network support, fosters networking with colleagues, hosts a website, discussion list, and newsletter, governs through a leadership Council dedicated to serve the members’ professional needs, and otherwise promotes the profession of college counseling. This website is used to communicate timely information and reference materials to our membership.
The Association sprang to life during the summer of 1992 with the founding of the Georgia College Counselors’ Association for the purpose of organizing Georgia’s College Counselors. It’s first general membership meeting was held October 29, 1992 during the American Counseling Association’s convention in Atlanta, Georgia. On March 15, 1993, the association affiliated with the American College Counseling Association and changed it’s name to the Georgia College Counseling Association.