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: Access to Mental Health Care & Suicide

by Ashwini Yelamanchili | Nov 20, 2013
After the recent tragedy involving Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds and his son, Austin (Gus) Deeds, the American Counseling Association’s Dr. David Kaplan was interviewed by Washington, DC’s FOX 5 News. He shared thoughts regarding access to mental health care and acts of violence committed by suicidal individuals. Dr. Kaplan also explained how professional counselors can help those in need.
Watch the interview here.