Delaware Professional Counselors Association

DPCA Mission

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to enhance and develop professional counselor identity through education, advocacy, and collaboration across the mental health community.


Vision Statement

Our Vision is to promote and facilitate a culture of engagement in and commitment to the profession of Mental Health Counseling among current Counselors and Counselors-in-Training

The purposes of the Delaware Professional Counselors Association are as follows:

  • Advance the profession and practice of professional counseling.
  • Promote the exchange of professional information and networking among counselors by means of a website, and other scientific, educational, professional materials and publications.
  • Provide continuing education opportunities through conferences, workshops, and other means that assist professional mental health counselors and others in updating and enhancing their competencies.
  • Promote standards for the training and credentialing of professional counselors.
  • Promote research studies into the effectiveness of clinical ¬†interventions and related professional issues.
  • Promote positive relations with other professional organizations for effective advocacy of counseling-related issues.
  • Promote programs of public awareness and effective public relations to enhance recognition of professional counseling and its practitioners.
  • Promote high standards for credentialing of professional mental health counselors by advocating for equitable licensure in every state and for national counselor certification.