AHP Past Presidents

 

Humanistic Psychology is often referred to as a “Third Force” Movement in psychology.  It came into being in response to the mechanistic beliefs of behaviorism and the biological reductionism and determinism of classical psychoanalysis.  Humanistic Psychology, therefore, is a contemporary manifestation of an ongoing historic creative tension in the field of psychology to affirm the inherent value and dignity of human beings.  Some of the luminary founders of Humanistic Psychology and AHP include Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, Rollo May, Clark Moustakas, Charlotte Buhler, Gordon Allport, J. F. T. Bugental, Gardner Murphy, Henry Murray, Jacques Barzum, Rene Dubos, and Floyd Matson.   These founders and AHP gave birth to what is called The Human Potential Movement.   The now commonly held notion that we live in an interdependent world is an outgrowth of The Human Potential Movement. 

 

Past Presidents of AHP include eminent, well known, and renown humanistic figures in the world such as James F. T. Bugental, Sidney M. Jourad, Charlotte Buhler, Jack R. Gibb, Stanley Krippner, Eleanor Criswell, Jean Houston, George Leonard, Virginia Satir, Lawrence LaShan, John Vasconcellos, Frances Vaughan, Maureen O’Hara, Arthur Warmoth, and J. Bruce Francis.  It is a long list of prominent thinkers, scholars, authors, and cultural creators who have sought to bring to consciousness the value and dignity of the human being in the field of psychology and beyond.   Listed below are all of the Past Presidents of AHP, presented in chronological order.

 

JAMES F. T. BUGENTAL—AHP’s First President

  

SIDNEY M. JOURARD—AHP’s Second President

 
EDWARD JOSEPH SHOBEN, JR.—AHP’s Third President

CHARLOTTE BÜHLER—AHP’s Fourth President

S. STANSFELD SARGENT—AHP’s Fifth President

 

JACK R. GIBB—AHP’s Sixth President

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GERARD V. HAIGH—AHP’s Seventh President

 

FLOYD W. MATSON—AHP’s Eighth President

 

DENIS O’DONOVAN—AHP’s Ninth President

 

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FRED MASSARIK—AHP’s Tenth President

LAWRENCE N. SOLOMON—AHP’s Eleventh President

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NORMA LYMAN—AHP’S Twelfth President

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STANLEY KRIPPNER—AHP’s Thirteenth President

  

VIN ROSENTHAL—AHP’S Fourteenth President

  

ELEANOR CRISWELL—AHP’S Fifteenth President

  

CHARLES HAMPDEN-TURNER—AHP’S Sixteenth President

  

JEAN HOUSTON—AHP’s Seventeenth President

  

GEORGE LEONARD—AHP’s Eighteenth President

 

BILL BRIDGES—AHP’s Nineteenth President

 

JACQUELINE L. DOYLE—AHP’S Twentieth President

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VIRGINIA SATIR—AHP’S Twenty-First President

  

RICK INGRASCI & PEGGY TAYLOR (AHP’S First Co-Presidents)—AHP’s Twenty-Second Presidents

 

DENNIS JAFFE—AHP’S Twenty-Third President

 

LAWRENCE LeSHAN—AHP’S Twenty-Fourth President

 

LONNIE BARBACH & JOHN VASCONCELLOS (AHP’S Second Co-Presidents)—AHP’S Twenty-Fifth Presidents

 

WILL MCWHINNEY—AHP’S Twenty-Sixth President

 

FRANCES VAUGHAN—AHP’s Twenty-Seventh President

 

RUBEN NELSON—AHP’s Twenty-Eighth President

 

ELIZABETH CAMPBELL—AHP’S Twenty-Ninth President

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MAUREEN O’HARA—AHP’S Thirtieth President

 

SANDRA FRIEDMAN—AHP’S Thirty-First President

 

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ANN WEISER CORNELL—AHP’S Thirty-Second President

 

ARTHUR WARMOTH—AHP’S Thirty-Third President

 

J. BRUCE FRANCIS (1st Term)—AHP’S Thirty-Fourth President

 

 

M. A. BJARKMAN—AHP’S Thirty-Fifth President

 

JOCELYN OLIVIER—AHP’S Thirty-Sixth President

 

KATY ELIZABETH BRANT—AHP’S Thirty-Seventh President

 

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STAN CHARNOFSKY—AHP’S Thirty-Eighth President

 

STEVE OLWEEAN (1st Term)—AHP’S Thirty-Ninth President

 

LELAND “CHIP” BAGGETT (1st Term)—AHP’S Fortieth President


STEVE OLWEEAN (2nd Term)—AHP’S Forty-First President

 

J. BRUCE FRANCIS (2nd Term)—AHP’S Forty-Second President

 

CARROY “CUF” FERGUSON (1st term)—AHP’S Forty-Third President

 

CARROY “CUF” FERGUSON & LELAND “CHIP” BAGGETT (AHP’S Third Co-Presidents)—AHP’S Forty-Fourth Presidents

 

GINGER CLARK  & CARROY “CUF” FERGUSON (AHP’S Fourth Co-Presidents)—AHP’S Forty-Fifth Presidents

 

CARROY “CUF” FERGUSON—AHP’S Forty-Sixth President