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Name: Suzanne Mayer, ihm, Ph.D.
Atlantic Region Executive Committee Member Role: Secretary
Previous Roles with AAPC: Various

Importance of AAPC: She sees “the collegiality, communion and connectedness that I have experienced as a part of the Atlantic Region as a core formative network for persons new to the counseling profession to become aware of and attached to in order to become the best spiritually grounded therapists they can.”

Biography: Suzanne Mayer, ihm, Ph.D. is the Coordinator, of Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling and full-time professor at Neumann University in Aton, PA. On completing her doctoral studies at Loyola University in Maryland, she pursued the Atlantic Region of AAPC and was accepted on Member level at her first conference at The Woods in WV.  Over the next couple decades, she sought and attained both Fellow and Diplomate rank. Since the 1990s, Sr. Suzanne has been actively engaged in diverse roles in the region, first working on social justice issues and for a number of years working as the editor of the organization’s journal, Journeys, combining her love for writing with her delight at working with creative and gifted persons who made up the journal’s staff. Currently, Sr. Suzanne serves as the secretary of the region and an active member of the Executive Committee. As a training center for AAPC co-accredited by CACREP, S. Suzanne endeavors to introduce the students in her courses to the benefits of professional membership and the necessity of strengthening counselor identity.