Career Resources for Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy


General Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics 
Addresses the nature of work as a counselor, including the qualifications, employment outlook, median wages, and other career-related information

State of Oregon: Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
Created to assist the public by setting education, experience and examination standards for licensed professional counselors and licensed marriage and family therapists and investigating complaints against licensees and unlicensed counselors and therapists claiming to be licensed

National Board of Certified Counselors 
An independent not-for-profit credentialing body for counselors

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
Promotes the professional competence of counseling and related practitioners through: the development of preparation standards, the encouragement of excellence in program development, and the accreditation of professional preparation programs


American Mental Health Counselors Association 
The only organization working exclusively for the mental health counseling profession.

American Counseling Association 
A not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession

Oregon Counseling Association
A state division of the American Counseling Association;

American Association of Christian Counselors 
Assists Christian counselors and the entire community of care by providing a counselor directory, topical publications and journals, and training.

American Association of Pastoral Counselors
Promotes the profession and the practice of Pastoral Counseling and to train future generations of the profession

National Christian Counselors Association 
a non-profit, professional organization that trains, certifies, and licenses Christian counselors

Marriage & Family Therapy

American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy 
The professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy; provides individuals with the tools and resources they need to succeed as marriage and family therapists

Oregon Association of Marriage & Family Therapy 
A state division of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

School Counseling 

American School Counselor Association
Provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to more than 26,000 professional school counselors around the globe

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