The North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES) is a regional association of the Association for Counseling Education and Supervision (ACES), which is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
NARACES’ membership includes those residing in the District of Columbia, Europe, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The purpose of NARACES, in accordance with the purposes of ACES, shall be:
- to advance counselor education and supervision in order to improve guidance, counseling, and student personnel services in various settings and across all populations in society, using the professions and practices of counselor education and counseling to promote equity and respect for human dignity and diversity across society;
- to address matters relevant to the training and supervision of counselors in all settings including schools, agencies, colleges, universities, and government settings;
- to actively support the accreditation of counselor education programs in an effort to improve the education and credentialing of counselors in the North Atlantic region;
- to advance the professional development and renewal of its members through ongoing trainings as well as with a regional conference that includes presentations designed to appeal to a broad spectrum of supervisors, practitioners and counselor educators.