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Opportunities to Engage in Rewarding & Meaningful Ways

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IARTC Update!



I hope you are enjoying the season! I have exciting news and leadership opportunities to share with you!  We want all members to feel a sense of belonging related to IARTC so we will continue to advance opportunities for you to be involved in rewarding and meaningful ways.

IARTC continues to make progress on its ACA onboarding process. We recently became incorporated in the state of Virginia--where ACA is located. Our Articles of Incorporation were filed on January 5th, 2023! Celebrate!


Address! While we do not have a physical presence in offices, our official mailing address is:


2461 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 300

Alexandria, VA 22314



  • Note: This address and phone number are also ACA's address and phone number.  Should you have any questions or ideas to share, please let us know by contacting IARTC President, Dr. Peggy Mayfield at


Celebrate! March is IARTC's anniversary month as a Division of the American Counseling Association! We are very excited about IARTC's First Anniversary as a division on March 24th!  Celebrate!


IARTC held its first Annual Membership Meeting as a Division of ACA at the ACA Conference in Toronto on Thursday, March 30th from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern time. The location was Dockside 3--Lower Level in the conference hotel--Westin Harbour Castle. We offered Zoom access, and thankfully, did not encounter technical difficulties! The meeting featured our very first AWARDS CEREMONY!  This was a landmark event!  Zoom details were featured on the banner page of the website to ensure easy login.


You Can Join the IARTC Division-- Today!


We are beyond excited that ACA has completed the bulk of our onboarding processes and you can now join the IARTC Division today! Your IARTC membership will run concurrently with your ACA membership, thus when you join today you will pay a prorated fee. My prorated fee to join IARTC was $25.00—our bank balance is no longer zero!!!


If you would like to join IARTC now, contact ACA’s Member Services Center at 800-298-2276, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm ET. ACA members who join IARTC will pay a prorated dues amount based on their ACA membership expiration date. Non-ACA members who join IARTC will pay one full year of dues plus a $10 processing fee.


IARTC Mission Statement--Updated


At its July 2022 meeting, the IARTC Board of Directors voted to approve the following revised IARTC Mission Statement:


To enhance the quality of life for people and communities worldwide by promoting the development of professional counselors; by advancing the ideals of the American Counseling Association, the counseling profession, and the ethical practice of counseling through trauma-informed practices; and, by nurturing respect for human dignity, cultural inclusivity, and resilience.


Join an IARTC Committee!!!

Our IARTC Professional Development Committee is actively seeking highly

conscientious, organized, and visionary members to help in the development and execution

of our ongoing webinar series. This is a fun and fast-paced committee and you will enjoy your work on this dynamic committee.  Please join us!

To join the Committee, please send your CV and letter of interest to IARTC Past President Dr. Peggy Mayfield at, IARTC President Dr. Lisa Levers at, and IARTC President-Elect, Dr. Matt Walsh at If appointed to a committee, we will also need a headshot and a brief bio so that we can add your profile to the IARTC website. IARTC needs you!

Participate Now!


IARTC SWOT Analysis. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) are important factors to consider in framing the work of any organization. We launched a membership survey to assess members’ ideas, needs, and opportunities. We endeavor to calibrate our efforts to provide members with targeted beneficial services and opportunities.


Thank you for your stalwart support of IARTC. We look forward to getting to know each of you and we aim to develop ways to provide an array of exciting member benefits. Please contribute to the development of aligned services by completing the survey at this link:


Best always,




Peggy Mayfield, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, CCMHC, CCTP, CFTP, DCMHS

President (2022 - 2023) & Co-Founder, International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling

Diplomate and Clinical Health Specialist in Child & Adolescent, Family, and Trauma Counseling

Member, American Counseling Association International Committee

ACA Traumatology Interest Network Leadership Team

United Nations NGO Committee on Mental Health

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Board Development Chair

Join IARTC: contact ACA’s Member Services Center at 800-298-2276, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm ET.

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