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Like every other non-profit association, ICA's operating costs are rising. You can help!

Right now, your support is needed more than ever. And it is so quick and easy.

 

We've created a couple of easy ways for you to make your donation:

1.) By providing Overall Program Support or

2.) By contributing "A Dime A Day for ICA."  

 

It is so quick and easy. Simply click the "Donate Now" button below.

 

 

Your gift is tax-deductible gift, of course.

 

THANKS!


 

 

 

The ICA Members-Only Section of this web site contains several areas that will help you in your counseling career, no matter the setting in which you work. There's information on available jobs, counselor ethics information, opportunities to volunteer your time and talent with your colleagues in support of ICA's programs, and more.

Counselors from every work setting and specialty are welcome:

> Mental Health

> Schools

> Social Workers

> Marriage & Family

> Adult aging

> Spiritual & Religious

> GLBT

> Play / Art / Music Therapy

> Group

> Counselor Education & Supervision

> Addictions, and others

If you're not already a member of ICA, you can join today! Simply CLICK HERE and in a few short minutes you'll be a member of YOUR counseling association, and will join your professional colleagues across Indiana in strengthening the profession and building your knowledge base.

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Get the ICA Brochure:
To download a printable PDF version of ICA's Membership Brochure CLICK HERE.

 Annual Dues:
Active Professionals -- $55.00*
    Graduate students -- $25.00
    Emeritus (retired) counselors -- $25.00

 
 Take Advantage - Click HERE to check out our Membership Benefits!
 

 

 
The 2014 ICA Annual Conference
was held Friday, March 21st and was a success!!!
Thank you to everyone who made it possible and for Grace for hosting us! We encourage you to share some of your favorite moments from the conference with us! Thanks for all who attended!

See you next year in Indy...
SAVE THE DATE!
March 13th, 2015




A Positive Approach to Teen Health
Click HERE for more information on the American Teens in Crisis Conference
Tuesday 4.15.14

Strongbow Inn

2405 US 30, Valparaiso, IN



March ICA Member Spot Light!
 
March 2014 - Anthony J. Garascia, MS, LCSW, LCAC, NCC

 

 

How long have you been a member of ICA? 

Since the late 1980's.  Just recently I was the President of the ICA, two cycles ago, and served on the Board of Directors from 2007 until 2012.

 

What do you do at your job(s)?

I am currently the Clinical Director of the Samaritan Counseling Center in South Bend, Indiana.  I supervise our six clinicians, conduct group supervision, and generally oversee the direction of our clinical program at the Center. I also have a full time caseload where I see individuals, families and couples.  I specialize in working with individuals with ADHD, with their families, and with clients who have PTSD.  I have level II EMDR certification and use EMDR frequently in my counseling.  Our Center provides "faith based counseling"; what that means is that we respect the spirituality of our clients and seek to integrate the client's spirituality into the counseling process when appropriate.  We don't proselytize or push a particular faith/spirituality; rather, we seek to listen and help integrate a client's spiritual beliefs into the overall process.

 

Do you engage in any additional counseling activities?

I have taught on the adjunct level at Indiana University at South Bend, in the Counseling Program.  Additionally I have a number of books published on marriage.  My web site is www.marriageprepresources.com where my books are listed.

 

Why did you go into the field of counseling?

A basic desire to help people solve their intra and interpersonal problems led me into counseling.  I received my degree in 1986 before there was a license for counselors in our state.  

 

What excites you most about the field of counseling? 

The thing that excites me is helping people discover the deeper meaning in their life's stories.  Often, people experience specific difficulties and have tried many different things to solve their problems.  Allowing a person to find the solutions to their difficulty, in an atmosphere of trust, warmth and safety, is the thing that keeps me showing up at the office on a daily basis.

 

If ICA members would like to contact you, what is your preferred e-mail address? 

tony@samaritan-counseling.org


Campus Representative Positions Available

The Indiana Counseling Association would like to announce an exciting opportunity for graduate students to become involved in our organization.


We are now accepting applications for Campus Representatives and it is our goal to have at least one graduate student from each campus appointed to those positions.


Each student will be responsible for representing the Indiana Counseling Association on each of their respective campuses and we ask that the students present to at least 2 classes a semester, a brief overview of the organization.

 
Click Here to download the Application. 


It is with great pride that we announce our current appointments of on campus reps:

Ball State University
Rich Usdowski
rsusdowski@bsu.edu

Grace College
Brienne Cremean
cremeabe@grace.edu

Valparaiso University
Robin Stephen
robin.stephen@valpo.edu

IUPUC
Shawn Jarvis
swjarvis@umail.iu.edu

Univeristy of Saint Frances
Suzy Berger
bergersl@cougars.sf.edu

University of Indianapolis
Chelsea Follett
fullettc@uindy.edu

Indiana Wesleyan University
Margaret Collingwood
margaret.collingwood@myemail.indwes.edu

If you don't see your school listed then it means WE NEED YOU. For more information contact me at membershipchair@IndianaCounseling.org 

Respectfully, 

Robert Phillips MS, LMHC, NCC                                    Seth Curtis BA

Indiana Counseling Association                                  Indiana Counseling Association
Membership Committee Chair                                     Student Board Member