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

  • ACA in the News: Opt-out Rule for Counselors Gains Approval in Arkansas

    Jul 13, 2016
    Yesterday, Arkansas lawmakers passed a bill that permits a counselor to opt out of working with a client if the provider has a conflict of "conscience." ACA immediately issued a statement condemning the passage, citing a direct violation of the ACA Code of Ethics.
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  • ACA Responds to Shootings in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas

    Jul 08, 2016
    “We are all saddened by the latest shootings in Baton Rouge and outside of Minneapolis. This is all further heightened by the shooting in Dallas. We take comfort in knowing that ACA members provide valuable services to communities and individuals who are trying to make sense of these tragic events,” said Rich Yep, CEO of the American Counseling Association.
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