PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

The following professional organizations are associated with our majors. All of our faculty members belong to several of these associations:


American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)


AACC is committed to assisting Christian counselors, the entire "community of care," licensed professionals, pastors, and lay church members with little or no formal training. It is their intention to equip clinical, pastoral and lay caregivers with biblical truth and psychosocial insights that minister to hurting persons and help them move to personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability and spiritual maturity.


American Psychological Association (APA)


APA is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 137,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. The mission of APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.  


The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)


NAADAC is the premier global organization of addiction-focused professionals who enhance the health and recovery of individuals, families and communities. The association's mission is to lead, unify and empower these professionals to achieve excellence through education, advocacy, knowledge, standards of practice, ethics, professional development and research.


Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)


ABCT is an interdisciplinary organization committed to the advancement of scientific approaches to the understanding and improvement of human functioning. These aims are achieved through the investigation and application of behavioral, cognitive and other evidence-based principles to assessment, prevention, treatment of human problems, and the enhancement of health and well-being.


The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD)


BPD is a voluntary, individual membership association that represents the interests of undergraduate education and practice in social work. The association's approximately 800 members represent BSW program directors, baccalaureate faculty and field coordinators, and social work educators and practitioners who have an interest in BSW education and practice.


Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)


CAPS is a professional organization consisting of committed Christians who serve in the areas of psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy, clinical research, pastoral counseling, and more. CAPS exists to encourage understanding of the relationship between Christianity and the behavioral sciences; fellowship among Christians in psychology and related professions; the spiritual, emotional and professional well-being of its members; and educational and research opportunities that assist the profession and the community at large.


Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)


CSWE is a nonprofit national association representing more than 2,500 individual members, as well as graduate and undergraduate programs of professional social work education. This partnership of educational and professional institutions, social welfare agencies, and private citizens is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States.


The Indiana Association for Addiction Professionals (IAAP)


The IAAP is a professional membership organization for those individuals and groups that seek to promote the provision of substance abuse counseling and addictions counseling throughout the state of Indiana.


Indiana Association of Social Work Educators (IASWE)


National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)


NASP empowers school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior and mental health, with a vision of helping all children and youth thrive in school, at home and throughout life.


National Association of Social Workers (NASW)


NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 145,000 members. They work to enhance the professional growth and development of their members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.


North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW)


NACSW equips its members to integrate Christian faith and professional social work practice. Their goal is to provide their members with the ability to tap the resources of faith to provide more effective and faithful social work services.