Southern Region

Welcome to the Southern Region website!  Southern Region, one of four regions in the American Counseling Association, serves over 20,000 ACA members who live and work in the southern region of the United States and in Latin America. All ACA members living within this region are members of the Southern Region.

Branches served by Southern Region include:  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Latin America, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia

2015-2016 Leadership

Southern Region Chair
Shon D. Smith 

Southern Region Chair-Elect
Carolyn Anderson

Southern Region Past Chair
Tammy Romines  

Governing Council Representative
Melanie J. Drake Wallace


ACA-SR Governing Council's Representative's Report

Governing Council
March 20-21, 2012
San Francisco, CA

ACA-SR 20/20 Representative's Report(s)

20-20 A Vision for the Future of Counseling Committee
ACA-SR Delegate Report 3-24-12
ACA Conference, San Francisco

20/20: A Vision for the Future of Counseling
Delegates Meeting
1:00pm - 4:00pm
March 22, 2012
San Francisco, California


Operating Procedures
Updated March 2012

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ACA in the News: Substance Abuse Counseling

by Ashwini Yelamanchili | Mar 11, 2014 recently interviewed ACA member, Stephen Ratcliff for a segment called, “I Want to Be a – Substance Abuse Counselor.”

Many people dream about finding their ideal job. Sometimes they don't know what it is or how to get there. “I Want to Be a...” walks job seekers through the reality of how to fulfill their life's goal and become exactly what they want to be.

Stephen Ratcliff is an outpatient mental health and substance abuse counselor in Albuquerque, NM, and the President of Families First Therapy, Inc.

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