A Message from our Leadership

Stop Asian Hate: a Statement on Sinophobia

EB-ACA strongly condemns violence and hate crimes. Sinophobia has been steadily on the rise as the COVID-19 pandemic has moved across the globe. Hate crimes and Sinophobia is not new but is a deep historical trauma, and as counselor and practitioners, we are responsible for speaking out against discrimination and violence. We unit with ACA and agree we "must be willing to challenge oppressive systems, but also confront one’s own biases, stereotypes, and racial worldview". ACA Statement.

 

We stand in solidarity with Asian communities across the world and commit ourselves to deeper engagement that unites members of our community across racial, ethnic, cultural, and language groups and promotes solidarity, accountability, and healing. We encourage our members and counselors to explore resources for exposing oppression, moving in solidarity, and promoting liberation: 

Resources:

  • Stop AAPI Hate: The center tracks, shares, and responds to incidents of AAPI hate and violence in the U.S.  3,800+ Incidents in the last year. Visibility matters!! 

  • Immigrant History Initiative provides free lesson plans and posts weekly with lessons on Asian American history. 

  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit is an online toolkit for organizers and educators to teach social justice among the Asian American community.

  • Reviewing Sinophobia: Review media articles and journal articles on Sinophobia.

Black Lives Matter: A Statement on Racial Trauma

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

Rachael C. Marshall

President-Elect

Jill Van Horne

Immediate Past-President

Steve Bain, D. Min

Secretary 

Diandra J. Prescod

Treasurer 

Taska Dobson 

Board of Govenors Members

Amanda DiLorenzo-Garcia

Kristopher Garza

New Graduate Student Committee Chair

Coralis Solomon

New Social Media and Marketing Committee Chair

Isabel Farrell

New Nominations and Awards Committee Chair

Mary DeRaedt

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Charities

THE BLACK AFRICAN AND ASIAN THERAPIST NETWORKS

Both organizations are a register of qualified therapists of colour in the UK and a support network for students who are on trainings across the country. They also offer community support, and are active within the governing bodies for counselling and psychotherapy here as well. 

 

Their website is www.baatn.org.uk  or https://www.baatn.org.uk/donate/ and they are always looking for assistance or donations to help run their

support network. 

GLOBAL GIVING FOR COVID-19 RELIEF

Your donation to this fund will help stop the virus's spread and give communities on the front lines of the crisis the resources they need to act quickly and protect the most vulnerable.

 

Donations are already helping to: 

• Send doctors, nurses, and other front line responders to communities in need

• Get masks, ventilators, and other lifesaving medical supplies to hospitals and clinics

• Deliver essential items to struggling families and older individuals in quarantined cities and refugee camps

• Feed children that rely on school meals as their only source of nutrition

• Support hygiene awareness efforts

• And much, much more...

 

A donation, no matter how small, can make a huge difference.

To donate, clink on this link: 

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/coronavirus-relief-fund/

Our Recent Activity

PAST EVENTS

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1st Continuing Education Open House

Free CE event in partnership with California State University Sacramento, Counselor Education Program & EB-ACA collaborated for up to 5 free CEs

Click here for more information.

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61st Annual Virtual Conference

Holistic Wellness: Strengthening Clients and Counselors Around the World

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Live Webinar Event

Relational Depth in Psychotherapy

and Counseling:

Overcoming Social and Psychological Isolation

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Live Webinar Event

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

RECENT ELECTIONS

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Rachael C.. Marshall

President

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Jill Van Horne

President-Elect 

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Diandra J. Prescod

Renewed Secretary

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Taska Dobson

Renewed Treasurer

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Amanda DiLorenzo-Garcia

New Board of Governors 

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Kristopher Garza

New Board of Governors 

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Isabel Farrell

New Social Media and Marketing Committee Chair

Coralis Solomon

New Graduate Student Committee Chair

Mary DeRaedt

New Nominations and Awards Committee Chair