Dr. Mark Stauffer was elected as president-elect of the Association for Humanistic Counseling for the 2017-2020 term. Dr. Stauffer served AHC on membership, leadership fellow’s award, and current affairs committees and has presented over the years at AHC sponsored sessions. In ACA, Dr. Stauffer has also served as Co-chair of ACA’s International Committee, was a CSI International Leaders Fellow and an ACA Emerging Leaders Training participant. Currently, he serves as a Core Faculty member at Walden University in the CMHC Program. Mark has co-edited multiple texts on topics such as Group Work; Career Counseling; Addictions Counseling; Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling; and most recently completed, Human Development Across the Lifespan (2016). He has been a counselor in the Portland Metro Area in Oregon at crises centers and other non-profit organizations working with individuals, couples and families, often with homeless and at-risk populations.
As AHC President-Elect, Dr. Stauffer is committed to the core principles and mission of the Humanistic association. Dr. Stauffer plans to promote AHC’s presence and place in counseling and further the aspirations and long term convictions of past and present AHC leaders and our community of members. Dr. Stauffer's goals are to:
- Promote AHC's annual conference and presence at the ACA conference
- Continue the division’s traditions (e.g., Empty Plate Project) and support of the Journal of Humanistic Counseling
- Continue to enhance the Emerging Leaders Project and cultivate important mentoring leadership transitions for those who are emerging
- Work closely with divisions, branches, and regions of ACA and other humanistic interest groups
- Support leadership as they continue to improve our online presence: web pages, webinars, newsletter/infochange
- Finally, Dr. Stauffer's wish is to have a seamless transition of presidents and to carry on important work of our current president, Dr. Vereen, and president elect, Dr. Moore.
Let's take a moment to congratulate Dr. Stauffer on a milestone in AHC leadership and the past, present, and future positive impact he will have on the division.