Steven Moody, PhD, LPC, NCC
I came to the counseling profession after ten years of working as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace and nuclear industries. I was looking for ways to engage with people in a meaningful way and the counseling profession’s values of wellness and prevention from a strength-based perspective resonated with my core beliefs. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a Professional Counselor over the past ten years and I continue to look forward to serving the community and preparing future counselors and counselor educators to move our professional vision forward.
- Professional Counselor since 2007
- Full-time faculty member since 2012
- Owner of Steven J. Moody Counseling and Consulting, LLC since 2016
My active involvement in AMHCA and IMHCA stems from my desire to advocate for the counseling profession and those we serve. I began serving in my state chapter over eight years ago and value the connections I have made over this time. This association has provided me an avenue to connect and serve in ways that would not be possible otherwise.
- Current Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association president
- Member of AMHCA and IMHCA
- Attended the 2016 AMHCA national conference in New Orleans
My overarching goal, if elected, is to strengthen the mental health counseling profession across the region. Counselors are at the front lines of many mental health concerns impacting the region. My desire is to help AMHCA and state chapters coordinate efforts in ways that our profession can drive policies to best serve those we counsel. I would like to continue upon the work of our current Western Representative to:
- Foster connections within the region and with AMHCA as a whole
- Promote public policy and legislative strength across the region
- Build student involvement within the region
RECENT PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Midgett, A., Moody, S., Reilly, B. & Lyter, S. (Accepted 8/9/16: 2016-04-QUAL-010.R1). The phenomenological experience of student-advocates trained as “defenders” to stop school bullying. Journal of Humanistic Counseling.
McCaffrey, A. & Moody, S. J. (2015). Providing equitable services: Implementing bilingual counseling certification in counselor education programs. VISTAS Online. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/vistas.
Moody, S. (2017, January). Marital and couple relationships: From conceptualization to assessment. Idaho Counseling Association Annual Conference. Boise, ID.
Howells, R., Moody, S., & Tribitt, T. (2016, October). New frontiers in group counseling education: Developing an adventure-based group counseling course. Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Bi-Annual Conference, Steamboat Springs, CO.
Lauka, J. & Moody, S. (2016, March). Justice-Oriented Supervision: Supervisee Advocacy and Empowerment. American Counseling Association, Montreal, QC, Canada.
Moody, S. & Lauka, J. (2015, October). Developmental Infusion of Social Justice Constructs in Counselor Education: Shifting the Paradigm. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Philadelphia, PA.