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

ACA in the News: Opposition to Reparative Therapy

by Amber McLaughlin | Jun 13, 2014
ACA would like to thank Anderson Cooper for acknowledging our documented opposition to reparative therapy.
Read more and watch the clip here.

It is essential that counselors safeguard the welfare of their clients by using techniques/procedures/modalities that are grounded in theory and those which have an empirical or scientific basis - as stated in the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics. Because reparative therapy does not meet these guidelines, and because of the potential harm it poses to clients, the ACA Governing Council issued an official statement of opposition in 1999.
 
We hope that elected officials in Texas will follow the example set by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who barred minors from being subjected to this procedure.