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

Western Region Chair-Elect
Becky Rudd

Western Region Past Chair
Sean Boyd

Governing Council Representative
Diana Pals

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Latest News

  • ACA Sponsors Final White House Convening on College and Career Readiness

    Oct 25, 2016
    2016 marks the fifth and final White House convening of the Obama administration to examine and explore the intersections of “cultural competence,” counseling, and college and career readiness of under-served youth. ACA members Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Dean, School of Education at American University, and Vivian Lee, EdD, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Education, will lead the event this weekend: Oct. 28-Oct. 30.
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  • New Resource Page Helps Counselors Navigate the 2016 Election

    Oct 20, 2016
    The ACA Government Affairs team has developed an online toolkit for counselors. While the ACA does not endorse any candidates for office, it does encourage people to participate in the democratic process.
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