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

2014-2015 Leadership

Southern Region Chair
Tammy Romines
tromines@westsideschools.org

Southern Region Chair-Elect
Shon D. Smith
shosmith@argosy.edu

Southern Region Past Chair
Julia Porter
JPorter@meridian.msstate.edu

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

Improved Access to Mental Health Care!

by Amber McLaughlin | Nov 08, 2013
This morning, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius announced final rules for the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act at a mental health conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta with former first lady Rosalynn Carter.
Insurers will now be required to cover care for mental health and addiction just like physical illnesses. Learn more through the links below:

Press Release from the Dept. of Health & Human Services
(contains link to final rules and a fact sheet about final rules).

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/us/politics/rules-to-require-equal-coverage-for-mental-ills.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131108

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/08/health/hhs-mental-health/

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/08/21366585-us-to-require-insurers-to-cover-mental-health-addiction-same-as-physical-illness

Read ACA's 2012 interview with Secretary Sebelius here.

ACA will follow this story closely and keep you informed of updates and announcements.