SACES was founded in 1949 as the Southern region of the National Association of Guidance Supervisors and College Trainers and renamed to the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (Southern ACES or SACES) in 1961. As the southern region division of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), SACES has over 2,000 active members consisting of counselor educators, supervisors, and students from 14 southern states including: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Our logo represents our regions from the sunny shores of the coastal states to the rolling hills and mountains of our inner states.
SACES cultivates an inclusive community of counselor educators and supervisors who develop leaders and counselors committed to professional advocacy and dedicated to client equity and well-being
The mission is to empower and support diverse counselor educators and supervisors in scholarship, advocacy, community, education, and supervision.
Our goals support the development of counselor educators and supervisors in order to promote:
Scholarship - encourage, support, and recognize a diverse range of scholarship and research
Advocacy - advocate for the profession and inspire a commitment to social justice
Community - promote connection, leadership, and service within the profession
Education - foster best practices in teaching and professional development
Supervision - advance the theory and practice of counselor supervision
Sheeley, Dr. Vernon L., "Leadership Leaps: A View of Southern ACES Development, 1949-76" (1976). Counseling & Student Affairs Faculty Publications. Paper 45. http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/csa_fac_pub/45