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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Latest News

ACA Testifies to Ban Reparative Therapy in the District

by Amber McLaughlin | Jun 30, 2014
Dr. David Kaplan, ACA's Chief Professional Officer, testified on Friday, June 27 before the DC Committee on Health.
Dr. Kaplan represented ACA in support of the Conversion Therapy for Minors Prohibition Amendment Act. If enacted, this law would ban reparative therapy for minors in the District of Columbia.

This follows up on successful acts in California and New Jersey to ban sexual orientation change efforts with minors.

Council member Yvette Alexander, the Chair of the hearing, publicly stated that the ACA testimony was one of the clearest she had heard all day.

Read the full testimony here.