Simone Lambert, PhD, associate professor in the College of Counseling, Psychology and Social Sciences at Argosy University, Northern Virginia, has been elected to serve as the 67th president of the American Counseling Association. She will serve as president-elect for the term beginning July 1, 2017 and as president beginning July 1, 2018.
Dr. Lambert is a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor, serving as a counselor and supervisor over the past two decades. Dr. Lambert's research interests include addiction prevention, counselor wellness, sensory processing disorder, and issues related to children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Lambert was the recipient of the 2010 International Association of Addictions and Offenders Counselors (IAAOC) Addictions/Offender Educator Excellence Award. She is a past-president of IAAOC, a division of the American Counseling Association. Her current professional leadership includes serving as the IAAOC representative to the American Counseling Association Governing Council. Additionally, she has served as the editor of ACAeNews.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Orleans, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Ph.D. in counseling and counselor education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.