Counseling Center Village
Originally introduced at the
1997 ACPA Convention in Chicago by David L. Gilles-Thomas
and Wendy Settle, the Counseling Center Village has become an
important resource for counseling center professionals
around the world. Colleagues separated by many miles are
easily able to share their resources and expertise.
Brochures, Policy and Procedure manuals, intake forms,
workshop outlines, and more, no longer gather dust in our
offices or need to be recreated again somewhere else.
The mission of the Counseling
Center Village is to bring together in a single organized
web site the expertise and resources of counseling center
professionals so that we can all benefit from each others’
efforts. The majority of the content of the Village web
pages is created by counseling centers professionals.
Although links to non-counseling center sites are included,
the emphasis is on gathering together resources,
information, and services created by counseling center
information about the history of the Counseling Center
Village can be found here:
Counseling Centers On the Net: The University at Buffalo and
the Counseling Center Village
How You Can Participate
There are many ways you can get involved with the Counseling
Center Village, depending on the level of involvement you
1. Content submissions: The Village is only as successful as
the quality and number of submissions. If you have a
brochure, an article, some research data, sample forms,
flyers, or any other counseling center material you would
like to add to the Village, let
2. Section Coordinators: There are still several sections of
the Village in need of coordinators. If you would like to
get involved in this exciting and ground-breaking project,
don't hesitate to contact us.
3. CVILLAGE-L: Interested in the development of the Village?
Join the Counseling Center Village listserv! More
information can be found
4. Assisting web coordinators: The coordinators of the
different Village areas need assistance! Contact any of the
coordinators and volunteer.
5. Layout & Graphic design: We are always in need of
assistance in improving the basic layout and graphic design
of the Village.
6. Publicity: To best achieve the mission of the Village web
project, it will be important that we inform our colleagues
about the project. If you have interest in publicity, we
7. Coordination with other professional organizations: If
the goal is to avoid duplicating efforts, it will be
important to be informed about the efforts of other
professional organizations (e.g., AUCCCD, APPIC) and when
appropriate to collaborate with them. Let us know if you
would like to assist in coordinating our efforts with other
8. General feedback, suggestions: However you deliver it
(email, voice, letter, etc), we are always interested in any
feedback you may have for us. Suggestions about the layout,
content, a favorite site of yours that we should link to,
what works and what doesn't… they are all wanted.