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: Expanded Mental Health Coverage

by User Not Found | Nov 14, 2013
On Tuesday, November 12, the American Counseling Association’s CEO, Richard Yep, was interviewed by CBS’s local affiliate in Washington, DC, WUSA-9. Topics of discussion: the Affordable Care Act, increased access to mental health services through the Act, and how professional counselors are available to help those in need.

Watch the interview below: