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Descriptions of State Counseling Organizations

According to 20/20: A Vision for the Future of Counseling, the delegates comprised of 31 counseling organizations agreed upon a unified definition of counseling: Professional counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.

The Maine Counseling Association has been instrumental in setting professional and ethical standards for the counseling profession. MeCA has made strides in accreditation, licensure and national certification. It represents members' interests within the:

MeCA members work in educational settings from preschool through higher education, in mental health agencies, community organizations, employment agencies, rehabilitation programs and private practice.


MeCA Bylaws

The purposes of the Maine Counseling Association are to enhance individual human development and to advance and promote the discipline of counseling by:

  1. Conducting educational and professional meetings and conferences
  2. Stimulating, promoting, and conducting research
  3. Publishing educational and professional literature
  4. Advancing high standards of professional ethics
  5. Informing and educating the general public about the counseling profession
  6. Establishing contacts with various organizations with common purposes
  7. Examining conditions which create barriers to personal growth and working to remove them
  8. Supporting the development of state divisions corresponding to those existing in the American Counseling Structure
  9. Encouraging state divisions to cooperate with related state departments in the promotion of common objectives.
MeCA Conflict-of-Interest Policy

The purpose of the conflict-of interest policy is to protect The Maine Counseling Association's interest when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of an officer or director of the Maine Counseling Association, or might result in a possible excess-benefit transaction. This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state and federal laws governing conflict-of-interest applicable to nonprofit and charitable organizations.

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