Midwest Region

The Midwest Region of the American Counseling Association (ACA) is one of the four ACA regions. The other three regions are the North Atlantic Region, the Southern Region, and the Western Region. The Midwest Region serves those ACA members who live and work within the Midwest region of the United States.

There are thirteen states (branches) within the ACA Midwest Region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. ACA members who reside in any of these states automatically belong to the ACA Midwest Region.

2016-2017 Leadership

Midwest Region Chair
Victoria Kress

Midwest Region Chair-Elect
Melanie Popiolek

Midwest Region Past Chair
Jason Marotzke

Governing Council Representative
Michele Kerulis

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Latest News

ACA in the News: Opposition to Reparative Therapy

by Amber McLaughlin | Jun 13, 2014
ACA would like to thank Anderson Cooper for acknowledging our documented opposition to reparative therapy.
Read more and watch the clip here.

It is essential that counselors safeguard the welfare of their clients by using techniques/procedures/modalities that are grounded in theory and those which have an empirical or scientific basis - as stated in the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics. Because reparative therapy does not meet these guidelines, and because of the potential harm it poses to clients, the ACA Governing Council issued an official statement of opposition in 1999.
We hope that elected officials in Texas will follow the example set by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who barred minors from being subjected to this procedure.