President (2012–2013): Louis Hoffman, PhD
Louis Hoffman, PhD began his involvement in scholarship and leadership roles in humanistic and existential psychology early in his career. After teaching at numerous graduate programs in psychology, in 2010 he joined the faculty at Saybrook University, one of the most influential schools in the history of humanistic psychology. His service to the Society of Humanistic Psychology includes having served on their executive board, chairing the Continuing Education Committee, and being involved in the development of the society's annual conference. Dr. Hoffman is an avid writer, having five books to his credit as well as numerous journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries. He also is a frequent speaker at conferences nationally and internationally. Dr. Hoffman serves on the board of editors for the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Janus Head, and PsycCRITIQUES: APA Review of Books. One of Dr. Hoffman's passions is international work. For several years he has traveled regularly to China to engage in dialogues around existential therapy as well as the psychology of religion. From his work in China emerged the First International Conference on Existential Psychology in 2010, which has now been established as a biennial conference. In addition to his academic and scholarly work, Dr. Hoffman has maintained a private practice offering psychotherapy services and supervision. He lives in northern California with his wife and sons.
President-Elect Brent Robbins (2012-2013)
Brent Dean Robbins, PhD, is Director of the Psychology Program and Associate Professor of Psychology at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Penn. He has a doctorate in clinical psychology from Duquesne University and is a therapist for Mercy Behavioral Health. He is a recipient of Division 32 of APA's Jourard Student Award and the Harmi Carari Early Career Award. He has previously served Division 32 in a number of capacities, including membership chair, member-at-large, conference chair and coordinator, website manager, email list manager and blog editor.