ACA is not going to Tennessee
I’m so proud today of my professional organization; The American Counseling Association. They have decided to move the 2017 conference out of Nashville, TN because of the recent law that permits counselors to refuse services to LGBTQ clients based upon their own beliefs. This law is in violation of the ACA’s code of ethics, and as such, we will not be meeting there!
By the way, this is the code of ethics that I adhere to as a counselor. Section C.5 clearly states that:
“Counselors do not condone or engage in discrimination against prospective or current clients, students, employees, supervisees, or research participants based on age, culture, disability, ethnicity, race, religion/spirituality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/ partnership status, language preference, socioeconomic status, immigration status, or any basis proscribed by law.”
I am proud that my professional organization stands behind it’s code of ethics and so that counselors can stand with their clients, each and every one.