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OACES strives to advance the preparation, life-long professional development, and supervision of counselors and to enhance counseling services in all settings.

OACES adheres to the bylaws of the parent Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the American Counseling Association and the Ohio Counseling Association.

Professional members of OACES support the transformative growth and development of students as they matriculate through master’s and doctoral counselor education programs throughout the state.




Spring Workshop Announcement!


Location: The Ohio State University

The Ohio Union-Traditions Room

1739 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43210


Date & Time: Friday, April 14th, 2017, 8:30am‐5:00pm

To register, go to: https://ohiocounseling.wildapricot.org/event-2491847

Space is limited, so please register promptly.

Contact Megan Mahon at megmahon1@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

OACES 2017 Spring Workshop-Overview and Registration




Hello OACES Members!


Here is another reminder that it is Awards Season, and the OACES E-Board is putting out a call for nominations for the following annual awards:


Counselor Educator of the Year

Doctoral Student of the Year

Hall of Fame award

Mentor of the Year

Supervisor of the Year


Nomination form are attached to this email. Awards will be presented at the Annual Spring Conference on April 14, 2017. Please send all nominations to me at smcguire71@live.com by the end of business on Friday, March 17, 2017.


Let’s honor our deserving colleagues and students!




Stephanie D. McGuire Wise, Ph.D., LPCC-S

Clinical Counselor, Clinical Supervisor

The University of Toledo Counseling Center

Rocket Hall #1810

MS 341




Legislative Advocacy Day 2017

The Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) will hold our Annual Legislative Advocacy Day on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Riffe Center in downtown Columbus.

We will utilize the B&C South Meeting room on the 31st floor for training, presentations, meals, and preparation before visiting your legislators across the street in the Ohio Statehouse.  Amanda Sines of the Government Advantage Group, Brian Carnahan, Executive Director of the CSWMFT, Medicaid Director Barbara Sears, and Senator Dave Burke, Chair of the Senate Health, Human Services, and Medicaid Committee will be presenting.

NOTE: you will need a state or federal photo ID to enter this building and NO BACKPACKS or 2 strap bags are allowed; a briefcase, purse, or laptop bag is allowed.

REGISTRATION is be $20 for OCA Members and $45 for non-members.

All day beverages, snacks, fruit, and a hot lunch are included.


Note that we can only accommodate 100 attendees

Student scholarships are available. Follow the link below.




A call to action for all counselors in Ohio


Dear Colleagues,

Governor John Kasich has unveiled his final budget bill as Governor.  The proposal, House Bill 49 contains a board consolidation provision.  OCA, along with other professional associations, were able to effectively work against this proposal becoming law during 2016.

But we need your help again!

A provision of HB 49 would eliminate 11 licensing boards, including the OCSWMFT Board, bringing them together under consolidated boards.  OCA is strongly opposed to this legislation, as are many other mental and behavioral health organizations.

Under the proposal, counselors would be licensed by a newly created State Behavioral Health and Social Work Board.  This new board would be composed of:

  • 1 Psychologist;
  • 1 School Psychologist;
  • 1 Chemical Dependency counselor;
  • 1 Prevention Specialist;
  • 1 Professional Clinical Counselor;
  • 2 Independent Social Workers;
  • 1 Independent Marriage and Family Therapist;
  • 1 member of the public.

The current board structure is 100% supported by license fees.  No tax dollars are saved by the proposed consolidation.  It is critical that members with in depth knowledge of the profession serve on the board to make licensing and disciplinary judgments.  

Please, friends, we need your voices to be heard loud and clear by our legislators that we oppose this!  I am asking you to contact your legislators directly and as soon as possible to express your concerns about this. If you don’t know who your legislators are, you can find that here using your zip code: LINK TO THE OHIO LEGISLATURE

We are planning on having representation at a hearing on March 8th to present testimony on this proposal, but we also need your voice speaking to make sure we’re heard.  So, please, write, call, and/or email your representatives and the Governor’s office.  If you need main talking points, please contact me, Amanda Sines at Government Advantage Group, or Matt Fullen, our Government Relations Chair.

Please also spread the word among colleagues who may not be involved in the OCA.  This impacts virtually every mental health, school counseling professional, psychologist, social worker, and chemical dependency counselor in the state, and we need all of our voices to be heard directly and firmly by our legislators.

Thanks you for your attention to this and for your work in the profession.


Martha S. Flemming, M.A., LPCC-s, LICDC
New Source Counseling Centers www.newsourcecounseling.com

Check the Calendar of Events Page for additional information, notes and announcements.


We will hold our next OACES meeting at the All Ohio Counselors Conference on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00pm in room Juniper C at the Hilton at Easton

If you would like to add an item to the agenda, please contact OACES President Megan Mahon, PhD, PCC-S 




The 2016 Counselor Education & Supervision Spring Conference was held on 

Friday, April 8th, 2016, The Ohio Union at Ohio State University


Links to presentations are below:

House Bill 28 In association with Preventing Suicide through Campus Leadership Professional Advocacy

 Preventing Suicide through Campus Leadership & Professional Advocacy

OACES 2016 Created Metaphor & Counselor Trainee Self-Efficacy

OACES School Counselor Evaluation Presentation


Thanks so much!

Stephanie McGuire Wise, MA, LPCCS
OACES President
The University of Toledo

FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND REFERENCE, click below for the updated 2013-14

If you are interested in joining in the Ohio Counselor Education conversation, please join the Counselor Education Listserv by visiting this location:


Once registered, you may post your ideas, thoughts, needs and supervision offerings at the following address:


Thank you to Dr. Darcy Granello, Professor of Counselor Education at The Ohio State University for creating this resource to aid in your educational journey.


New and exciting!  A mailing list for All Counselor Education Doctoral Students
(not just those enrolled at The Ohio State University)

The Ohcounsdocs@lists.osu.edu mailing list is now available!



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