Andy Horne, Ph.D., is the current President of the Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP), Division 17 of the American Psychological Association (APA). As part of his Presidential initiative, Dr. Horne has focused on how Counseling Psychology will continue to promote healthy emotional, physical, and moral development with an emphasis on prevention efforts to reduce potential mental health and community concerns. Dr. Horne is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association's Division of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, APA at-large and in the divisions of Counseling Psychology, Family Psychology, Group Psychology and Psychotherapy, and Psychology of Men and Masculinity. He also received the Eminent Career Award from the Association for Specialist in Group Work. The Eminent Career Award is the ASGW's highest honor and recognizes major contributions made to the field of group work by an ASGW or American Counseling Association member. Dr. Horne was recently honored with a 2012 Lifetime Contributions Award from the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs for his national leadership in the field of counseling psychology.
Dr. Horne's scholarship focuses on the role of the school and family for establishing, maintaining, and reducing aggression and violence in children and adolescents. Dr. Horne's GREAT Schools and Families Program has been investigating the effect of targeted interventions for high-rate aggression students compared to universal interventions with teachers and the general student population in middle schools. Additionally, Dr. Horne has been studying the role of the teacher, counselor, and family members for reducing bullying and victimization in elementary and middle school students, attempting to understand program elements that impact risk and protective factors. He has authored eight books and has been principal investigator for several National Institute of Health grants exploring developmental aspects of behavior problems in children. He is considered one of the top experts in the field on violence reduction and bully-victim intervention.
Joseph P. Gone, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Psychology (Clinical Area) and American Culture (Native American Studies) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Gone describes his research as interdisciplinary where he explores the intersection of "evidence-based practice" and "cultural competence" in mental health services. He has conducted his collaborative research both on reservations and urban American Indian communities. Dr. Gone’s work is dedicated to integrating indigenous healing practices into "clinical mental health settings the serve Native people." His published work encompasses "a cultural psychology of self, identity, personhood, and social relations in "First Nations" community settings vis-à-vis the mental health professions, especially as these pertain to therapeutic interventions (such as psychotherapy and traditional healing)."
Dr. Gone was the inaugural recipient of the Henry Tomes Award for exceptional contributions as an emerging leader in ethnic minority psychology. He has served as a W. K. Kellogg Fellow in Health Disparities, a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellow, and the Katrin H. Lamon Fellow at the School for Advanced Research on the Human Experience.