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.

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.

Conference Committee

Organizes and plans the national assessment conference for AARC. The committee chair for the 2013 national assessment conference in Fort Worth, Texas is Catherina Chang.

Diversity in Assessment and Research

Provides oversight of issues of diversity related to the purpose of AARC as indicated in the AARC by-laws. The current chair for this committee is Caroline O'Hara

Newsletter Committee

Responsible for the design and production of the AARC quarterly newsletter, Newsnotes. The current chair for this committee is Philip Gnilka.

Research Committee

Promotes training and best practices in counseling research in accordance with the AARC mission. The current chair of the committee is Stephen Lenz

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 Janet Wall.


Amanda C. La Guardia, PhD, LPC-S, NCC

I was introduced to AARC as a doctoral student.  I was immediately welcomed into this organization and provided leadership opportunities that have benefited me personally and professionally for over six years.  The experiences I have had as an active member of this association have been invaluable and I now encourage my students to join and get involved as I did.

Amanda C. La Guardia, PhD, LPC-S, NCC