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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ACA in the News: Preventing School Violence

by User Not Found | Apr 11, 2014
After the tragic stabbings at Franklin Regional Senior High School, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette focused on finding solutions to end violence in our schools, and mental health was a key factor in their coverage. ACA president, Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji, was interviewed,.
"Dr. West-Olatunji agreed that more training and consultation with mental health professions is needed for classroom teachers. In addition, she said, counselors, social workers and school psychologists should be given time to walk the halls of schools and develop relationships with students and their families."

Read the the full article here.