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Call for Executive Board Position Nominations

The Washington Counseling Association is excited to begin the call for nominations for Executive Board Positions to begin July 1, 2015. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about our field and want to contribute to our mission to promote the counseling profession and to promote public confidence and trust in the counseling profession. Executive Board members often come with a wide variety of skills and strengths, which furthers the growth of our association and commitment to our members and the profession. Please consider volunteering your time.

Below are the open officer and board positions. Please look at the descriptions below, and if interested, please send us a paragraph with the following information to be used as your campaign to voting members (drbeckyrudd@gmail.com):

  • Name & credentials
  • Position sought
  • Membership (ACA, WCA or other divisions and national memberships)
  • What are your reasons for running for this office?
  • Describe your leadership positions you have held – especially in counseling associations

The call for elections will remain open until a pool of eligible candidates is collected, at which point this message will be removed. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Executive Board Positions:

President Elect (2015-2016 as President elect, 2016-2017 as President, 2018-2019 as past president)

The President- Elect shall perform the duties of the President in his/her absence or incapacity and coordinate the annual WCA conference.

President Elect-Elect (2015-2016 as President elect-elect, 2016-2017 as President-Elect, 2018-2019 as

President and 2019-2020 as past president)The President elect-elect will serve their first term as a non-voting member of the board. The President elect-elect will serve as a consultant to the board and remain involved in board and association activities.

Interested in Membership?

The Washington Counseling Association is excited to announce that we reduced membership rates to make it more accessible and affordable. We also introduced a "new Professional" category for counselors just entering the field.
Benefits of membership include:
  1. Quarterly Newsletter with the latest news, updates and stories.
  2. Regular emails from WCA around opportunities for training and CE's, employment opportunities, legislative news, etc.    
  3. Reduced rates to WCA events.
  4. Quick ability to network with counselors across Washington State.
  5. Up-to-date information on legislation & advocacy networks.
  6. Annual Conference every Fall. 
  7. Access to Membership only Forums around a variety of topics (e.g., public policy, private practice, military issues, experiential therapies, etc.) 
  8. And Much, much more . . .

    Not a Member?
Staying connected to our community of counselors is an 
important element of being informed and united within the 
profession. Please join us by becoming a member today!


 Online Membership Application

WCA Happenings

•Interested in Volunteer Opportunities? WCA is seeking volunteers on numerous levels, whether it be 2 hours,to lead or be involved on a task committee or with leadership/board positions, all are invited to join us.

•We have started the planning for an Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) and have opportunities with this on numerous levels. For questions about any of the above happenings, please contact us.

WCA Board and Volunteers

See below: A glance at some of our board members and volunteers behind the scenes, working hard and having fun preparing for our upcoming annual conference and representing at the ACA's Institute for Leadership Training in DC for the last two years. Amidst the hard work, we have a whole lot of fun! Interested in being a part of our Board and leads? If yes, please contact us!


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502 E Boone Ave

Spokane, WA 99258

The Washington Counseling Association (WCA) is a State branch of the American Counseling ASsociation (ACA).  The WCA is comprised of professionals in mental health, school counseling, education, private practice, business, government, and agency settings.  Striving for excellence and cultivating community, the WCA works to engage professionals within the counseling community. 
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