Education and Supervision
IACES emphasizes the need for quality education and supervision of counselors in all work settings. Through the accreditation process, professional development activities, and research, IACES is working to continue to improve the education, credentialing and supervision of counselors.
The Idaho Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (IACES) is the premier organization dedicated to quality education and supervision of counselors in all work settings. IACES members are counselors, supervisors, graduate students, and faculty members who strive to improve the education and supervision of counselors in training and in practice. IACES and the regional associations host workshops and conferences to highlight research and best practices in supervision and in the training of counselors.
In addition, our national organization, ACES (Association for Counselor Education and Supervision) publishes a quarterly journal, Counselor Education and Supervision, which presents current issues, relevant research, proven practices, ethical standards and conversations in counselor training and supervision.
IACES members have been and continue to be trailblazers in terms of the competencies for supervision, counselor training, research, multicultural competence, and advocacy. Many of the leaders of the counseling profession are members of IACES and there are always opportunities to become involved in leadership through task forces, committees, interest networks, and elected positions.
Graduate students play an especially important role in IACES. Students enrolled in their doctoral studies in counselor education and supervision programs will find opportunities to work with and learn from current faculty members and leaders in the counseling profession. In addition, the conferences provide opportunities to network with other counseling professionals, and to present their research and experiences to professional colleagues.
The primary purpose of the Association, in accordance with the purpose of ICA, is to advance counselor education and supervision in order to improve the provision of counseling services in all settings.