Each fall, members gather either regionally at WACES (even years), or nationally at ACES (odd years), for a conference to present research and exchange ideas. The annual business meeting, held during the conference, invites members to present, discuss, and vote on Association issues and policies. Through liaisons with the ACES Executive Council, WACES works collaboratively with ACES and the other four regional organizations to promote the common goals of supporting and enhancing counselor education and supervision at state, regional, national, and international levels.
What are the benefits of membership? Reduced conference rates, reduced regional training fees, voting privileges, service on the Governing Board, nominations for the WACES awards, full website access, announcements such as job fairs, and advocacy at the district, state, and national levels.
What is the price of membership? As of August 1, 2016, all regional members (including WACES members) will be required to become members of ACA and ACES first. All ACES members will automatically join the regional organization where they are located (such as WACES). Thus, the cost of joining WACES is technically free, so long as you are already an ACA and ACES member.
Please click here to join or re-instate membership with ACA. During the application process, be sure to select "ACES" as a Division of ACA that you wish to join. There is a separate charge to join additional ACA divisions.