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.

2013-2014 Leadership

Chair
Heather Tustison
heathertustison@gmail.com

Chair-Elect
Rosemarie Woodruff

woodruff@hawaii.edu

Past Chair
Diana Pals
dianapals@hotmail.com

Governing Council Representative
Rachel Kristianson
rkristianson@gmail.com

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