The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) stands in solidarity and support with the American Counseling Association regarding its recent statement on the domestic terrorist attack on the United States Capitol, the U.S. Senators, the U.S. Representatives, and the Capitol police. We find the actions that took place on January 6th to be reprehensible. We agree that this is not about politics but about the attack on the nation’s fragile mental health that has been greatly damaged by COVID-19, political unrest, and the social and racial injustices experienced in our country over the past year. We must all work together to ensure the people of the United States feel safe, respected, and cared for by all members of society.

With thanks for the work you do,

Dr. Heather Ambrose, LCMHC, LMFT
ACES President

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