Editor’s note: Information for each candidate, including biographical information, qualifications and reasons for seeking office is published below and in the December issue of Counseling Today. Online voting for all ACA, division and region elections will begin Dec. 1. The following answers are published as the candidates submitted them. They have not been edited.
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Governing Council Representative
Elizabeth Forsyth is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Arizona. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University in 2009 with a B.S. degree in Psychology. Elizabeth graduated from University of Phoenix in 2013 with an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Elizabeth is the immediate Past-Chair for the Western Region of the American Counseling Association. She is a former president of the Arizona Counselors Association (AzCA) and the Arizona Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling (AzALGBTIC). She served as co-chair of the ALGBTIC State Branch Committee, assisting branches with developing ALGBTIC divisions. Elizabeth has a strong history in legislative activism, serving as a registered lobbyist for the Arizona Counselors Association, during which time she arranged a Day at the Hill for Counselors and spoke on multiple occasions to committee hearings at both the Arizona House of Representatives and Senate. She was a member of the task force developed to change Counseling licensure in Arizona and participated in establishing rules to the new licensure statutes on behalf of AzCA, a stakeholder in the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners. Elizabeth also volunteers to lobby for the American Counseling Association and attends a Counselor Day at the Hill in Washington, D.C. every July to speak on issues related to Counselors in the V.A., school Counselors, and Medicare coverage. Elizabeth is a national speaker on issues of ethics, cultural diversity, legislative procedure, and professional identity.
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