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Nominees for ArCA's '23-'24 President Elect Elect

In the leadership cycle of Arkansas Counseling Association, dedicated individuals serve as President Elect Elect, President Elect, President, and Immediate Past President. Each term is for one year. While each position has distinct duties, this group along with the Secretary and Treasurer, work to implement strategies geared toward supporting counselors in Arkansas. The election for the next President Elect Elect will soon be open to all ArCA members. The following individuals are this year's two nominees.


Dr. Christopher Todd is the current ArAMCD Division President and is an assistant professor of counseling and practicum/internship coordinator at Henderson State University. He received his M.S. in Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Memphis and holds an M.Div. from Memphis Theological Seminary. He has served on several committees at Henderson State University and within the Arkansas Counseling Association. Dr. Todd has leadership experience at HSU, ArCA, and within the Tennessee Counseling Association.

View Dr. Todd's CV: CTodd CV.docx

Kristy Burton is serving her second year as ArACES Division President. She is an LPS-S, AADC, CS, SAP, NCC and is a professor at John Brown University. She received her B.S. in Criminal Justice from Harding University, her M.S. in Community Counseling from JBU, and is working to complete her doctorate in Counselor Education & Supervision through the University of the Cumberlands. Kristy has served on various committees within ArCA and other organizations.

View Kristy Burton's CV: KBurton CV.docx

We are also seeking a passionate individual to serve as ArSAIGE President.

One of the newer ArCA divisions, ArSAIGE (Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities), seeks to promote a greater awareness and understanding of LGBT issues while working to create a safe and supportive environment for all students, regardless of sexual orientation. ArSAIGE supports human rights for all and embraces diversity. SAIGE is a division of the American Counseling Association. If interested in serving within Arkansas SAIGE division  leadership, please complete the form provided in the above link.

Please contact us with any questions.

About the Arkansas Counseling Association

ArCA provides opportunities to learn new counseling approaches from nationally recognized speakers and content sessions by professional quality presenters at the annual conference. There are division and regional one-day workshops and division conferences to showcase best practices. These workshops are supported by ArCA to benefit counselors who seek to exploit their potential to serve their clients/students.

Our Mission

The mission of the Arkansas Counseling Association is to promote public confidence and trust in the counseling profession and to support the membership through representation and training.

Association Values

Caring for Self and Others

Promoting Ethical Practices

Respecting Diversity

Encouraging Positive Change

Acquiring and Using Knowledge

Encouraging and Enhancing Leadership

Promoting Collaboration

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Arkadelphia, AR 71923

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