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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Latest News

ACA Partners With HRC to Support LGBTQ Youth

by Amber McLaughlin | Nov 18, 2013
The National Education Association (NEA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA) have become Co-Presenting Conference Partners at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s inaugural Time To THRIVE Conference – supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
The national conference, which will take place in February, is for educators and other youth-serving professionals and will build awareness and cultural competency, offer best practices, and deliver resources from leading experts working on behalf of LGBTQ youth.  The NEA is the nation’s largest professional organization, representing 3 million members in education; and the ACA is the largest association representing professional counselors in various practice settings. 

Read full press release here.