A Message from our Leadership

The European Branch of the American Counseling Association (EB-ACA) extends our condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd, and we express our sorrow for the numerous other Black lives that have ended as a result of senseless and violent abuses of power. We stand with the Black community and with our clients, members, students, and colleagues of color in the United States and in Europe. 

 

EB-ACA is an organization that values social justice, human rights, equity, human dignity, respect, and compassion. As such, EB-ACA stands in solidarity with those across the globe who are advocating for racial justice. Furthermore, EB-ACA firmly denounces racist and socially unjust acts toward Black communities and marginalized groups. We endorse the Statement on Racialized Violence and Discrimination put forth by the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, as well as the Statement on Undue Police Violence made by the American Counseling Association.

 

The mission of EB-ACA is to promote the development of a deeper understanding of the counseling profession, oneself, and individuals served, and to promote public confidence and trust in the counseling profession in Europe, the United States, and globally. Our overarching purpose is to support counselors living and working in Europe and the individuals they serve. We are advocates for anti-racism and we are committed to doing more to make EB-ACA an organization that is engaged in social justice work domestically and internationally, and to be active participants in the counseling profession’s efforts to dismantle systemic racism.

 

EB-ACA recognizes and shares in the grief that is being felt around the world. We also recognize and appreciate the thousands of individuals in Europe who have protested in solidarity with protestors in the United States.

We encourage our members and friends to take action if they are able to do so. We have compiled a list of resources to assist you in furthering your anti-racism and social justice work. We also invite you to share your own resources on our moderated social media pages.

RESOURCES

IN SOLIDARITY, EB-ACA BOARD OF GOVERNORS

President

A. Elizabeth Crunk

President-Elect

Steve Bain 

Immediate Past-President

Mercedes. Ballbe ter Maat

President Elect-Elect

Rachael Marshall 

Secretary 

Amber Large

Secretary-Elect

Diandra J. Prescod

Board of Govenor's Members

Brad Erford

Philia Issari 

Sandra Peynado 

Coralis Solomon 

Jill Van Horne 

Treasurer 

Taska Dobson 

Our Recent Activity

PAST EVENTS

Live Webinar Event

Relational Depth in Psychotherapy

and Counseling:

Overcoming Social and Psychological Isolation

Live Webinar Event

International Refugee Crisis: An Endless Sky of Empathy Could Never Be Enough

RECENT ELECTIONS

​Steve Bain

President-Elect

Rachael Marshall

President-Elect-Elect 

Diandra J. Prescod

Secretary-Elect

Taska Dobson

Renewed Treasurer

Philia Issari

Board of Governors 

Sandra Peynado

Board of Governors