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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ACA in the News: Joblessness and Mental Health

by Ashwini Yelamanchili | Oct 09, 2013
American Counseling Association president, Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji, was recently interviewed by RT-TV America as part of a news story addressing unemployment and suicide. In the segment, which aired on Monday, October 2, 2013, in Washington D.C., Dr. West-Olantunji explains the link between jobs, our identity, and mental health, and provides sound advice for coping in uncertain times.

RT-TV is a news network headquartered in Moscow with international branches broadcasting stories from all over the world including New York, Washington, London, Miami, Los Angeles, Paris, Delhi, and Tel Aviv.

Watch the interview below: