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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 (CACES), Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island (MARIACES), New Hampshire, New Jersey (NJACES), New York (NYACES), Pennsylvania (PACES), and Vermont.

The purpose of NARACES, in accordance with the purposes of ACES, shall be:

  1. 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;
  2. to address matters relevant to the training and supervision of counselors in all settings including schools, agencies, colleges, universities, and government settings;
  3. 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;
  4. 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.

NARAES is part of ACES, which includes the following regional organizations as well:

How to become a member

As of July, 2016, all ACES members are automatically enrolled in their region’s organization.  If you are an ACES member in the NARACES region (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, PR) then you are also a NARACES member.

If you are an ACES member, but reside in a state outside of the NARACES region, you can join NARACES for an additional fee on top of your normal ACES membership rates.

If you are not an ACES member, you can join by visiting their website at this link: