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Professional Membership

A professional member must be employed as a school counselor, hold a Masters' Degree in Counseling or related areas and have State Certification.

Associate Membership

One who formerly served as a school counselor or one who is a school counselor but does not meet the professional membership requirements. Persons working in a school counseling program may become an Associate Member upon the recommendation of a Professional Member.



An Honorary Member may be voted into LSCA for exceptional meritorious service to the state guidance program and/or LSCA.



A retiree Member is one who upon retirement held or qualified for Professional Membership.



A Student Member is one who is a full time student at an accredited college or university who is pursuing a degree in guidance and counseling or a higher degree.



A Sustaining Member is any person, company or corporation interested in guidance and counseling, but does not qualify for any other type of membership.

Our Purposes

  • To foster a close personal and professional relationship among school counselors in Louisiana, public and private, and with counselors in other settings.

  • To publish scientific, educational, and professional materials

  • To advance the profession of counseling in order to maximize the educational/academic, occupational; and social/emotional growth of each individual.

  • To develop, implement and foster interest in career development programs.

  • To improve the standards of school counseling and the relationships with other pupil personnel services for students in elementary, middle and/or junior high, secondary, and post-secondary settings.

  • To assume an active role in helping people to understand and improve such services.

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