The Professional Association of Rehabilitation Counselors
PARC is a professional association of clinical substance abuse, mental health, and rehabilitation counselors/ psychotherapists. Membership is open to professionals holding a graduate degree in a mental health discipline. PARC also has a student membership category.
PARC has specialty divisions for substance abuse counselors, clinical mental health counselors, rehabilitation counselors, counselor educators, and general counseling.
PARC also has special interest groups (SIGS) in administration and supervision, counseling theories, group work, holistic (alternative healing therapies), spirituality, marriage & family counseling, multiculturalism, nontraditional roles for rehabilitation counselors (EAP/private counseling & rehabilitation), offender rehabilitation, physical disabilities, rehabilitation policy, sexuality, violence (spouse/child abuse/crime), vocational (DVR/job placement/career counseling/vocational evaluation/forensic/vocational expert testimony), and women's and men's issues.
$30 for Professional Member $15 for Student Member
PARC Members Receive:
Membership Certificate and Card
Annual Spring Conference with addiction and/or clinical mental health counseling themes.
Workshops offered in fall, spring and summer for continuing education credits in such as areas as Ethics, HIV and Other Infectious Diseases, Evidence-Based practicies (e.g. CBT) and Clinical Supervision.
Inexpensive preapproved CRC, LPC, LCAS, MAC Continuing Education Credits (10 credit hours each conference)