Southern Region

Welcome to the Southern Region website!  Southern Region, one of four regions in the American Counseling Association, serves over 20,000 ACA members who live and work in the southern region of the United States and in Latin America. All ACA members living within this region are members of the Southern Region.

Branches served by Southern Region include:  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Latin America, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia

ACA Southern Region Leadership Academy

January 26 – 28, 2018

Hampton Inn Orlando-International Airport
5767 T.G. Lee Blvd.,
Orlando, FL 32822

The ACA Southern Leadership Academy is now over. Please contact Southern Region Chair, Hillary Press, with any questions about this or any future Southern Region events.

2017-2018 Leadership

Southern Region Chair
Hillary Press
HillaryPressACASR@gmail.com

Southern Region Chair-Elect
Naomi Brahim
naomi.brahim@jefferson.kyschools.us

Southern Region Past Chair
Carolyn Anderson
carolyn.anderson@mscounselor.org 

Governing Council Representative
Melanie J. Drake Wallace
mwallace@jsu.edu

Reports

ACA-SR Governing Council's Representative's Report

Governing Council
March 20-21, 2012
San Francisco, CA

ACA-SR 20/20 Representative's Report(s)

20-20 A Vision for the Future of Counseling Committee
ACA-SR Delegate Report 3-24-12
ACA Conference, San Francisco

20/20: A Vision for the Future of Counseling
Delegates Meeting
1:00pm - 4:00pm
March 22, 2012
San Francisco, California

Governance

Operating Procedures
Updated March 2012

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Latest News

ACA Calls for More School Counselors to Support Children Affected by Gun Trauma

by Marie Huddle | Mar 01, 2018
On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Executive Committee of the American Counseling Association adopted a resolution supporting and highlighting the role that school counselors play in addressing the anxiety, stress, and trauma students experience after a school shooting. The resolution underscores the vital role that school counselors play in helping students cope with adverse conditions.

ACA calls for all U.S. school systems and districts to implement the recommended ratio of one school counselor to 250 students, in order to adequately meet the mental-health-care needs of students. ACA supports mechanisms for students, parents, teachers, and school personnel to be supported by mental-health-care professionals and stands ready, willing, and able to help craft solutions for the emotional needs of those affected by these terrible violence-related tragedies.

The full resolution can be found here.