- Parent Category: Membership
- Last Updated on 28 April 2016
The two $1000 fellowships are made available each year via a competitive essay contest. The fellowships are designed to ease the financial pressure of graduate school and being a counselor in residency. This year, the topic was “Therapy, Life, and Death.” Three VACC Board members (the Fellowship Committee) independently scored the essays via a standardized rubric.
The 2016 Winners are:
Jyotsana Sharma -- doctoral student at Virginia Tech
Caroline Strunk -- graduate student at George Mason University
Honorable Mention goes to:
Anne Metz -- JMU Counseling Doctoral Program
Chris Barnes -- graduate student at Longwood University
There were some very good essays among the 15 contestants, and we thank you for your effort, time, and inspiration. By next year, some of you will be licensed, but if you are not, we hope to see you in our contest. All the best to all of you!
- Last Updated on 10 September 2015
Welcome! The Virginia Association of Clinical Counselors is the state chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and we have been serving the needs of Virginia's clinical counselors since 1980.
Our primary mission is to advocate for the clinical counseling profession in Virginia. In order to promote and protect our profession we have government and advocacy committees, an ethics and standards committee, and we host several workshops each year across the state. For more information about VACC and the history of our achievements and contributions on behalf of our profession, click on the About link.
Our website has many useful tools and links. You can connect to other organizations from our website, including the Virginia Board of Counselors and many graduate counseling programs in our state. We also provide links to all of your state and federal legislators. In addition you can list yourself as a supervisor or use the Member's Spotlight page to market your practice.
- Our Membership Committee is chaired by Tara White & Lindsay Stejskal. Tara White and Lindsay can be contacted at
- You can also link to all of our Board members under the link Board Members.
Welcome to VACC!