Simone Lambert, Ph.D., LPC, NCC is the 67th president of the American Counseling Association.
She is a core counseling faculty member in the School of Counseling and Human Services at Capella University and has been a counselor educator since graduating from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2001. Dr. Lambert is a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor, serving as a counselor and supervisor over the past two decades.
Her research interests include addiction prevention, counselor wellness, chronic illness, sensory processing disorder and issues related to children, adolescents and families. She has published numerous book chapters and articles primarily focused on issues related to mental health, addiction, youth and families.
Dr. Lambert is a past president of the International Association of Addictions and Offenders Counselors (IAAOC), a division of the American Counseling Association. Most recently, she served as the IAAOC representative to the American Counseling Association Governing Council. Dr. Lambert received the 2010 International Association of Addictions and Offenders Counselors Addictions/Offender Educator Excellence Award.
Her term of office as ACA president runs from July 2018 through June 2019.