Western Region

Welcome to the Western Region webpage. The American Counseling Association has four regions. The Western Region represents professional counselors who live and practice in the western part of the US, as well as the Philippines.

There are 13 states, plus the Philippines, in the Western Region: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington State, and Wyoming. ACA members who reside in any of these jurisdictions and belong to the ACA automatically belong to the ACA-Western Region.

2016-2017 Leadership

Western Region Chair
Elizabeth Forsyth
elizabeth.forsyth@me.com 

Western Region Chair-Elect
Becky Rudd
rrudd@ewu.edu

Western Region Past Chair
Sean Boyd
sboyd@coloradocounselingassociation.org

Governing Council Representative
Diana Pals
dianapals@hotmail.com

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Latest News

  • 2017 Graduate Student Essay Competitions Winners Announced

    Feb 08, 2017
    ACA student members were competing for prizes in two essay competitions: the Future School Counselors Essay Competition (sponsored by the Roland and Dorothy Ross Trust) and the Graduate Student Essay Competition (sponsored by Gerald and Marianne Corey and Allen and Mary Bradford Ivey).
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  • 2016-2017 Ethics Competition Winners Announced

    Feb 08, 2017
    Winners were identified from the top three Master’s teams and the top three Doctoral teams, with one honorable mention in each academic level. Members of the winning team will be recognized at the National Awards Ceremony at the ACA 2017 Conference & Expo (March 16-19) in San Francisco.
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