Southern Region

The Southern Region of the American Counseling Association (ACA) represents professional counselors who live and practice in the following states and jurisdictions: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Latin America. ACA members who reside in any of these are part of the ACA Southern Region.

2018-2019 Leadership

Southern Region Chair
Naomi Brahim

Southern Region Chair-Elect
Lisa Henderson

Southern Region Past Chair
Hillary Press

Southern Region Treasurer
Kat Coy

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Latest News

White House Supports Additional Type of Group Health-Care Insurance Plan

by Kathie Felix | Jan 17, 2018
Late last month, the White House proposed new rules that would make it easier for small businesses, sole proprietors, and individuals to group together in “association” to buy insurance in the large group market. These association plans, as they are known, would be exempt from many of the consumer protections—including required mental health coverage—that are mandated by the Affordable Care Act, which now provides coverage for some of the same types of customers.
An association plan has no connection with the American Counseling Association or other professional associations. The name refers to a group of businesses and individuals associating with each other for the purpose of obtaining insurance.

The Labor Department predicts that as many as 11 million people may join these association plans. A 60-day period for public comment on the proposal is currently under way. The opportunity for public comment ends March 6, 2018.  

Read more on the American Counseling Association Government Affairs blog