The following represent the current standing committees in AARC. If you are interested in joining one of these committees please contact the chair of that committee listed below. New members are always welcome.
Promotes training and best practices in counseling assessment in accordance with the AARC mission. The current chair of the committee is Patrick Mullen.
Bylaws and Ethics
Oversees the adherence and revision of the by-laws, as well as ethical concerns and considerations related to the practice of counseling, assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and research. The current chair for this committee is Donna Gibson.
Organizes and plans the national assessment conference for AARC.
The committee chair for the 2019 national assessment conference in San Antonio is Stephen Lenz.
Responsible for the design and production of the AARC quarterly newsletter, Newsnotes. The current chair for this committee is Amanda Rumsey.
Nominations and Elections Committee
Oversees the nomination and election of AARC members to leadership positions including placements on the Executive Council. The committee is composed of the previous three AARC past-Presidents and the current Chair is Catharina Chang.
Past-Presidents Advisory Council
Consortium of Association past-presidents that provides informed perspectives about present activities and initiatives to the current Executive Council. The current chair of this council is Rick Balkin.
Public Policy and Advocacy Committee
Supports efforts to advocate for public policies and legislation that advance the ethical use of assessment, research, and evaluation by counselors. The current chair for this committee is Michelle Mitchell.
Promotes training and best practices in counseling research in accordance with the AARC mission. The current chair of the committee is Karrie Swan.
Specialty Standards and Statements
Collaborates with ACA divisions to provide, advise, and facilitate the formation of standards and statements related to the interests, mission, and purpose of AARC. The current chair for this committee is Michelle Hollenbaugh.
Sponsored Research Grants
Responsible for providing oversight of the submission and selection of the sponsored research grants. The current co-chairs for this committee is Carrie Wachter Morris and Jamie Stickl.
Responsible for providing oversight of issues of diversity related tot he purpose of AARC as indicated in the AARC by-laws. The current chair for this committee is Peeper McDonald.
Individual Service Appointments:
Emerging Leader Program Co-chairs
Coordinates developmental and mentoring experiences for graduate students and new professionals who are interested in professional development and growth through AARC. The current co-chairs are Nicole Stargell and Julia Whisenhunt.
Supportive liaison for issues involving use of assessment and testing practices in counseling and education. The current representative is Lori Ellison.
Social Media Co-chair
Promotes the web-based footprint of member activities that are consistent with the interests, mission, and purpose of AARC. The current co-chairs for this committee are Rachael Ammons Whitaker and Sandi Logan-McKibben.
Manages and updates information on the AARC website. The current web manager is Yung-Wei Dennis Lin.
Membership in AARC is a great way to become involved in the counseling profession. As a graduate student, AARC was one of the first counseling organizations I joined. Its members were quick to make me feel at home and let me know that my voice and participation were welcomed. In addition to meeting many colleagues whom I now call my friends, AARC helped me become a better advocate for the counseling profession.Joshua C. Watson, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS