Nicole Burdette (@ngburdette) | TwitterMessage from KCA President, Nicole Burdette

The mission of the Kansas Counseling Association has always been to improve the quality of life in society by using the profession and practice of counseling to promote respect for human dignity and diversity.  During these unprecedented times of uncertainty and turmoil in our nation, our mission has never been more important.  KCA remains committed to promoting a culture of inclusion not only within our profession, but throughout the nation as well.  Therefore, as we begin to look foward and plan for the future, I would like to encourage all members to look for ways to get involved with KCA, either through your regions/division or even at our state level.  

Looking to the future, the KCA board has worked together to create a vision over this past year to lead the way in supporting the mental health needs of all Kansans. In addition, we have developed a strategic plan to help us start to make this vision a reality over the next three years. You can find a copy of the strategic plan here.

Over the next few weeks, I will be transitioning out of the president position. I want to thank you all for the opportunity to serve KCA and the counseling profession. This has been a great learning opportunity for me personally and I am truly amazed by the top-notch counseling leaders involved with KCA. Please join me in thanking our KCA board for their part in advocating for this great profession and giving back to our organization. As I transition out of this role, Nick Brummet, our current President-Elect will be stepping into this role. Nick will bring incredible energy and expertise to the role and will, no doubt, continue to move our organization forward.

I hope you all have a wonderful summer. Please stay safe and healthy!


Nicole Burdette, KCA President

KCA Contact Information

Nicole Burdette, President

Andrew Secor, Past President

Nick Brummet, President Elect

Kim Urenda, Executive Director

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KCA (Kansas Counseling Association) is a branch of the American Counseling Association (ACA).  It is a non-profit professional association.  It serves its members to advance the field of counseling in the broad areas of career, education, and mental health.  KCA acts as an umbrella organization for six Regions within Kansas and nine Divisions for all areas of counseling within the state of Kansas. 

It is imperative more than ever that we work together to support the mental health of all Kansans.  To do this, we must work together and advocate for all the needs of our state.  

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KCA  2019-2020 BOARD

 President Nicole Burdette
 Past President Andrew Secor
 President Elect Nick Brummet
 Executive Director Kim Urenda
 Treasurer Claire Allen
 Secretary Mistie Knox
 Advocacy and Legislation Bob Kircher & Andrew Secor
 Awards Kris Burkholder
 Bylaws Nadine Bailey
 Grad Student Andrea Stark & Tina Romero
 History and Traditions Rosanne Haberman
 Human Rights Jason Li
 Leadership Kristin Wright
 Media Bailey Burgess
 Membership Jody Fiorini
 Professional Preparation, Standards and Ethics Basil Kessler & Brittany Dennis
 Region and Division Support Val Beikmann
 Strategic Plan Nicole Burdette
 Professional Development Committee Susan Bray

Kansas Counseling Association is a branch of the American Counseling Association.  KCA is a 501(c) 6.

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