Student Membership and Liability Insurance
Students are required to become student members of one of the following professional organizations: American Counseling Association (ACA), American School Counselor Association (ASCA), or American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
Memberships must be in effect prior to taking part in a practicum or internship experience, but students are encouraged to apply for membership upon entry into the Counseling Program.
Liability insurance is required for students participating in practicum and internship courses. Insurance is included in student membership in the ACA, ASCA, and AAMFT.
The insurance provided is typically for student members enrolled and engaged in a master's degree counseling curriculum at a post secondary institution. Coverage is solely while performing counseling services (e.g. practicum and internship) related to such curriculum.
Student membership in local chapters of national associations is also suggested, as student membership is relatively inexpensive but provides many of the same opportunities as a professional membership would.