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Resilient Valor

2013 AACC World Conference Hits a Military “Home Run”

The Army’s Hidden Epidemic of Child Abuse

Welcome to the Military Counseling Initiative (MCI), a Division of the American Association of Christian Counselors! In today’s world, U.S. troops and their families often face overwhelming stresses and challenges. As a Division, we are committed to stand in the gap to provide compassionate care and competent counsel for military service men and women and their families. Whether you are a counselor, chaplain, or caregiver, please join us in bringing help, hope, and healing in the person of Jesus to our nation’s military servants. To learn more, take a moment to watch the MCI Introduction Video with AACC Military Director Major General (Ret.) Bob Dees.


When soldiers come home, the war comes with them. As both Christians and counselors we are called to be a help and … Continue reading
—Diane Langberg, Ph.D., Chair of AACC’s Executive Board


There are thousands of dedicated men and women who faithfully serve in our nation’s military…These are my heroes!
—Eric Scalise, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, Vice President for Professional Development, AACC


Our nation’s armed forces are experiencing unprecedented mental and behavioral health challenges. The Military Counseling Initiative seeks to bring the … Continue reading
—Major General Bob Dees, U.S. Army, Retired


We need to equip and train an army of those who understand and ‘Dare to Care!’
—Tim Clinton, Ed.D., LPC, LMFT, President, American Association of Christian Counselors

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