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South dakota counseling association from a to z

South Dakota Counseling Association from A to Z

Presented by: SDCA

American counseling association
American Counseling Association

  • ACA

    • The largest professional association for counselors in the world.

    • Over 55,000 members

    • 4 Regions

    • 20 divisions

    • 56 Branches

Aca regions
ACA Regions

  • Midwest Region

  • North Atlantic Region

  • Southern Region

  • Western Region


  • Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE)

  • Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA)

  • Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC)

  • Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC)

  • American College Counseling Association (ACCA)

  • Association for Counselors and Educators in Government (ACEG)

  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

  • Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC) 

  • Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) 

  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD)

Divisions continued
Divisions Continued…

  • American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)

  • American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) 

  • American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

  • Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) 

  • Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW)

  • Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ)

  • International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (IAAOC)

  • International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)

  • National Career Development Association (NCDA)

  • National Employment Counseling Association (NECA)

Midwest region branches
Midwest Region Branches



  • IOWA







  • OHIO




Sdca structure
SDCA Structure

  • SDCA is a Branch of ACA

  • Areas of Specialty

    • South Dakota Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (SDACES) *

    • South Dakota Mental Health Counselor Association (SDMHCA)

    • South Dakota School Counseling Association (SDSCA)

    • South Dakota Indian Counseling Association (SDICA)*

      * These groups are currently not in compliance and will have one year to re-align with the SDCA by-laws.

Sdca structure continued
SDCA Structure Continued

Local Chapters:

  • Central Chapter

  • Cornbelt Chapter

  • Interlakes Chapter

  • Lewis and Clark Chapter

  • North Central Chapter

  • Palace/Pheasant Chapter

  • Sioux Chapter

  • West River Chapter

Sdca board
SDCA Board:

Members of the Board:

  • Voting Members:

    • Past-President

    • President

    • President Elect

    • SDACE President *

    • SDICA President *

    • SDMHCA President

    • SDSCA President

    • Central Chapter President

  • Cornbelt Chapter President

  • Interlakes Chapter President

  • Lewis and Clark Chapter President

  • North Central Chapter President

  • Palace/Pheasant Chpt President

  • Sioux Chapter President

  • West River Chapter President

Sdca board continued
SDCA Board Continued…..

  • Non-Voting Members:

    • Recording Secretary

    • Treasurer

  • Committee Chairs (also non-voting):

    • Awards Nomination (president-elect)

    • By Laws

    • Education

    • Ethics

    • Finance

    • Government Relations

    • Graduate Student Coordinator

    • Membership

    • Publications

    • Technology

Other important information
Other Important Information:

Executive Committee:

  • Past-President, President, President-Elect, Recording Secretary, Treasure, and Executive Director.

    • The Executive Committee shall act for the Board of Directors within policies as may be established by the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee shall function primarily to address those issues which are necessary for the efficient operations of SDCA where the time requirements necessitate immediate action. All actions and activities of the Executive Committee shall be communicated to the Board of Directors through minutes which are mailed within ten working days of an Executive Committee meeting. The actions taken by the Executive Committee must be submitted for ratification by the Board of Directors at the next Board of Directors meeting.

    • Ex. Director, Recording Secretary, and Treasure, shall serve without a vote.

    • The Executive Committee shall be responsible for conducting the evaluation of the Executive Director on an annual basis, for negotiating renewal of his/her contract, and for determining the recommended salary of the Executive Director which will be included in the annual budget of the Association pursuant to Board Policy.

Responsibilities of the board
Responsibilities of the Board

  • Area of Specialty and Chapter Presidents:

    • Ensure that their group is in compliance with the SDCA By-laws.

    • Attend quarterly board meetings or send a proxy

    • Other duties designated by SDCA by-laws and the group’s by-laws

    • Vote for the members of their group at SDCA board meeting.

    • Submit quarterly board reports to the SDCA board, and a final board report at the end of the year*

Responsibilities continued
Responsibilities Continued…

  • Standing Committees:

    • Attend quarterly board meetings

    • Recruit people to sit on the committee and help complete duties

    • Complete duties develop in strategic plan

    • Preform duties set forth by the SDCA board for the specific committee

Questions and discussion
Questions and Discussion

  • Handout…. Committee Duties

    Questions and Discussion