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The following is a list of professional associations that can provide more information about your chosen theory or theories.
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT; http://www.aamft.org) has a student membership and sponsors a conference each October.
American Counseling Association (ACA; http://www.counseling.org) provides student memberships to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at least half-time. ACA sponsors a national convention each year during March or April.
American Psychological Association (APA; http://www.apa.org) offers a student affiliates category instead of student membership. APA holds a national convention each year in August. APA has a number of research articles and books listed on its website. It also lists the many journals that it sponsors.
American School Counselors Association (ASCA; http://www.schoolcounselor.org) is the major professional organization for school counseling. It has a student membership category.
Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC; http://www.naadac.org) helps addiction-focused professionals in the areas of education, advocacy, standards of practice, ethics, and research.
International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC; http://www.iamfconline.org) offers online discussions so that members can network with each other.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW; http://www.socialworkers.org) offers a student membership category. NASW publishes pamphlets that give information on current topics.