Washington Counseling Association
 
 
                                 

                                                                   Welcome to the

        Washington Counseling Association (WCA)

                              Interested in Membership?

WCA is excited to announce that we heard you! 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 Representation at the 2013

ACA Leadership Training Institute              

 

WCA Leads marched on Capital Hill (with variousother leads to advocate about important issues(e.g. Medicare (Access, VA Hiring, Expansion ofCounselors in schools, etc.) with U.S. Senators and Representatives. From Left to right (front): Suzanne Apelskog, President; Rachel Kristianson, ACA Advisory Board and Past President; (Back) Lindsay Hatch, Publications Co-Editor and Conference Volunteer Coordinator; Isaac White, Veteran/Military Rep.       

                            

 

                            Western Region at the Capital 2013

 

 

             International and National Counselors unite in 2013

 

                              WCA Representation at the 2012

                                 ACA Leadership Institute

                                    

 
                   

   WCA Reps: Diane Thompson, Secretary; Suzanne Apelskog, President; 

    Ashley Sylvester, Graduate Student Rep.

                                             
                                              
 
WCA Reps with Rachel Kristianson, ACA Advisory
Board and ACA President, Bradley T. Erford
                                              
 
One of the perks of attending LTI,
a night out on the town.
                                             
                                             
 
Western Region 2012 - at the Capital 
                                             
                                             
Representative counselors from numerous state associations
united and advocating together at our Nations Capital. 
Powerful Day! 

                              

                                                                         
                                      

 

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 email sapelskog@msn.com

                                                                                
                                 

        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

WCA Board and Volunteers

See below: A glance at some of our board members and volunteers behind the scenes, both working hard and having fun preparing for: "Oh the Places We'll Go!" conference 2012 and as representative 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, email sapelskog@msn.com
                                         

                       

                                            

                                                                        

                                               
                                     

                                       

                              

                                                     

                                            

 

                        Board and Volunteers                          

     For photo above and below: :) Layne Stoops, Lindsay
     Hatch, Dr.Phyllis Erdman, Nasreen Shah, Ashley
     Sylvester, Suzanne Apelskog, Jessica Iunker, Diane
     Thompson, Dr. Marty Slyter, Eunice Huang, Janel Wuest,
     Dr. Tom Trotter, Leondra 
     Holman                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                     

  

                                               
                                   
                                                                                       
 
                                                                                       
                                                                                     
 
 
                                                                                

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                       
 
 
 
 
 
                                          
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   

 

 

 

 


 

 
 
WashingtonCounselingAssociation

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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