The 21st Century Counselor: Images. Realities. Aspirations
Sue Pressman, nationally recognized as one of the country’s leading career management and transition experts, has been named President-Elect of the American Counseling Association (ACA) for 2019-2020. She will begin her term as ACA President-Elect on July 1, 2019, and will begin serving as American Counseling Association 69th President on July 1, 2020.
Dr. Pressman is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Certified Career Counselor (NCCC), Master Career Counselor (MCC), Board-Certified Coach (BCC) and Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor (GCDFI).
She is a past president, treasurer and trustee of the National Employment Counseling Association (NECA), a division of the American Counseling Association. Dr. Pressman served two terms (2012 to 2018) on the ACA Governing Council as the National Employment Counseling Association (NECA) Representative. She also served on the ACA Executive Committee and as chair of the ACA Counselors Compensation Task Force.
In addition, Dr. Pressman actively participates in the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the Military and Government Counseling Association (MGCA), both of which are divisions of ACA. She is a member of the Maryland Counseling Association and the Virginia Counselors Association.
Dr. Pressman is the president and CEO of Pressman Consulting, an Arlington, Va.-based provider of human resources services that specializes in solutions in the areas of career management and counseling, strategic workforce planning and development, training, mentoring, disability programs and organizational development. She is a founding member of the nonprofit organization Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Government (DHHIG).
She earned a PhD in Counselor Education at Virginia Tech, an MA in Rehabilitation Counseling at Gallaudet University and a BA in Education and Speech Pathology at the University of Florida.