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Health Sciences Websites: Professional Organizations

Links to helpful resources in the field of health sciences.

Professional Organizations

American Counseling Association (ACA)

A scholarly association, which focuses on the profession of counseling. They work to promote professional and educational development in various fields of counseling.


American Psychological Association (APA) Division 22 [Rehabilitation Psychology]

APA is an organization focused on the research of psychology in scientific and professional arenas in the United States.  Division 22 concentrates on the psychological aspects of disability and rehabilitation.


American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA)

Professional organization focused on the promotion of rehabilitation counseling through professional development and services.


Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Not-for-profit organization which focuses on certifying rehabilitation counselors and creating standards, including code of ethics for professional behavior.


Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)

Organization which accredits academic programs in the field of professional rehabilitation counselor education (RCE).


National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)

Professional membership organization for rehabilitation counselors.  They focus on the practice and ethical standards in the area of rehabilitation counseling in order to promote independence in persons with disabilities.


National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA)

Membership organization for rehabilitation counselors. They work as advocates for rehabilitation counselors.


Texas RehabACTion Network (TRAN)

Organization which focuses on the promotion of education and development in the area of public vocational rehabilitation.


Texas Rehabilitation Association (TRA)

The Texas chapter of the National Rehabilitation Association.  This not-for-profit organization works to promote rehabilitation counseling profession and provide opportunities and services for people with disabilities.

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