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The Association For 
                Humanistic Counseling

AHC Emerging Leaders Project


2015-2016 Association for Humanistic Counseling - Emerging Leaders Program 
The AHC Emerging Leaders program was developed to allow student and new professional leaders to participate in AHC activities, receive mentorship, and connect with professional networking opportunities.
Five Emerging Leaders will be selected to serve for the 2015-16 term (July, 2015 to July, 2016).  Two master’s level students, two doctoral students, and a new professional will be selected as AHC emerging leaders.  Recipients must be an AHC member at the time of application and your status (i.e., master, doctoral, new professional) is based upon your graduation/student status as of January 1, 2015.  New professionals must have graduated within the previous year to qualify for this program.  Emerging Leaders choose an area of interest within the division and receive mentoring related to that area.  Emerging Leaders will also have opportunities to learn the responsibilities associated with serving in elected leadership positions within our association.  They will also receive FREE conference registration for the 2016 AHC conference.
Emerging Leaders will be featured in our newsletter, Infochange, and they will be recognized at the AHC meeting at the 2015 American Counseling Association Conference in Orlando, FL.
Interested applicants should submit:
  1. The Emerging Leaders application
  2. Your Curriculum vitae
  3. Two letters of reference describing your leadership skills and experiences, and your value of humanistic practices (letters cannot come from members of the AHC selection committee)  
to Victoria Kress at victoriaEkress@gmail.com no later than December 1, 2014. The selection committee will notify applicants of the status of their application by December 16, 2014.  
If you have any questions, please contact the Emerging Leaders Committee co-chairs:  Victoria Kress at victoriaEkress@gmail.com or Rick Cicchetti atRichard.Cicchetti@waldenu.edu



2014 AHC Emerging Leaders


Doctoral Student 

Emerging Leader Recipient


Paul H. Smith, MA, LPCA, NCC is currently a doctoral student in Counseling and Counselor Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his Master of Arts in Counseling from Wake Forest University in 2013. He has clinical counseling experience in community, substance abuse, college and hospice settings. His primary research and professional interests are: inter/transnational counseling development, grief counseling, spirituality, and existentialism.



Master's Student 

Emerging Leader Recipient


Stacey Diane A. Litam, MA, PC (OH) is a doctoral student and a founding/board member of the Ohio Division of the Association for Humanistic Counselors. She is passionate about integrating holistic and energy-based psychotherapy into her individualized therapy sessions. Her clinical experience includes working in community mental health centers and with adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She values combining a proactive wellness approach with the Humanistic tenets of unconditional positive regard, empathy, and authenticity. Her research interests include multicultural competences and LGBTQ issues. The pursuit of social justice and advocacy within the fields of mental health, education, and counseling are important to Stacey and she is heavily involved within many professional organizations and programs.




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