Western Region

Welcome to the Western Region webpage. The American Counseling Association has four regions. The Western Region represents professional counselors who live and practice in the western part of the US, as well as the Philippines.

There are 13 states, plus the Philippines, in the Western Region: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington State, and Wyoming. ACA members who reside in any of these jurisdictions and belong to the ACA automatically belong to the ACA-Western Region.

2014-2015 Leadership

Western Region Chair
Rosemarie Woodruff
woodruff@hawaii.edu

Western Region Chair-Elect
April Young
apriljyoung@hotmail.com

Western Region Past Chair
Heather Tustison
heathertustison@gmail.com

Governing Council Representative
Rachel Kristianson
rkristianson@gmail.com

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Latest News

Dr. David Kaplan Sheds Light on Emotional Trauma

by Amber McLaughlin | Dec 12, 2013
School Nutrition Magazine recently interviewed the American Counseling Association’s Dr. David Kaplan for a story on recovery after a traumatic event.
In “Recovering from the Unthinkable,” Dr. Kaplan explains how those not directly involved in a traumatic event can experience vicarious trauma. He also discusses symptoms of vicarious trauma and provides advice regarding when to seek help from a professional counselor. Read the full article here.