Government Relations

The Arizona Counseling Association (AzCA) is closely watching the changes made in the state that affect the counseling profession. With a Legislative & Government Relations Committee and Registered Lobbyist, AzCA advocates by collaborating with the Arizona Behavioral Health Board as well as speaking for or against legislative changes that impact the field.

WHAT?

One of the many member benefits is having ONE unified voice. The goal is to ensure that the needs in the field are being met. In the past, AzCA has supported changes that advance our profession, including bills regarding licensure laws. We also opposed changes that go against the American Counseling Association’s code of ethics.  >> View the ACA Code of Ethics <<

WHY?

By working with clients, members, governing boards, and legislative representatives, we can unite with one common agenda that preserves the integrity of the mental health field.


HOW TO GET INVOLVED?
CONCERNED ABOUT AN UPCOMING BILL OR CHANGE?

Take action by contacting the AzCA to see how you can get involved.

  • Check back with our News feed for updates on current legislature

  • Get involved with national efforts by tagging pictures of action with #counselorsempower

  • Facebook: Follow AzCA to get the latest news on legislative changes

  • Find bills by searching the Arizona State Legislative website
    >> http://www.azleg.gov/bills.asp <<


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Legislative Session: January 12, 2017 – Approx Late Spring – Watch for proposed Bills that could impact the counseling profession.

Day at the Capitol: July 2017 (Dates TBD). Please come join us to see how things are done. We will help you make appointments with your district Representatives and Senators. Discuss issues and bills that impact the mental health field. You will be empowered with a briefing on current legislation and why AzCA supports or opposes the changes.