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

ACA in the News: Op-ed on Blocked Veterans Bill

by Ashwini Yelamanchili | Mar 10, 2014
The ACA Government Affairs team recently worked with Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., on legislation that would require the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to integrate LPCs into its training programs.
The bill was incorporated into a larger omnibus bill, “The Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act” (S. 1982), which was introduced by Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, earlier this year. Unfortunately, it was blocked by the Senate; however, Sen. Sanders will continue to work on the bill, and ACA is fighting to keep the LPC component intact.

Part of that fight includes maintaining awareness of what's at stake. Art Terrazas, ACA's Director of Government Affairs, wrote this Roll Call op-ed to once again highlight the important role LPCs could be playing in veterans’ mental health care.