Current Leadership

The purpose of AMCAP is to support and connect LDS mental health professionals around the world and provide continuing education to all mental health professionals.

AMCAP LDS Counselors

Executive Committee

President (October 2016- Present) - David T. Seamons, PhD

David was born and raised in Southern California. He holds a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University, and has been in private practice for over 35 years specializing in marriage and family counseling. He has been a part-time faculty member in the Department of Psychology at BYU, and a consultant to the United States Office of Education Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program. David has also received a 20 year special recognition award from the University of Utah Drug and Alcohol School as a guest lecturer. He has written several magazine articles and book chapters. His church service has included Bishop, Stake President, Regional Representative, and Mission president (Leeds England). David has served for 5 years at the MTC, and is also serves on committees for the Missionary Department. He is married and have 5 children and 12 grandchildren.

Vice President (October 2017-Present)- Kami Hendry

I am a wife and mother of 4 children. After staying home with them for a decade I heard the call beckoning me down an unknown path. My passion became one of making a difference in fighting for families. My journey to become a Marriage and Family Therapist has been both challenging and so rewarding. It is my goal to specialize in marriage counseling and to certify as an emotionally focused therapist. As a student at Argosy University, I have served on the student organization as the representative over the mentor program, the president elect, and will be serving as the president of the student organization starting in the fall. I am a member of the AAMFT and the UAMFT where I currently serve as the student representative for Argosy University. I am excited to be a member of AMCAP as well, and I hope to be able to serve you.

Treasurer (Sept. 2015-Present)- Dean Bender, LMFT, CPA

Dean is a 30 year resident of Rocklin, CA. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has been in private practice part-time for the past three years and recently retired from his full-time job as a CPA. Prior to that, he worked as a part-time therapist at LDS Family Services for 11 years. Dean has served on the AMCAP Board of Directors and has twice served in the position of treasurer. In 2003, he presented at AMCAP on personality testing. Dean is currently serving on the Rocklin Stake Public Affairs Committee and previously served as Bishop.

Executive Secretary (January 2018-Present) – Teresa Gehring, B.S.

Teresa received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University. She has served as secretary previously to two other non-profit governing boards and found a love for this type of work. She is raising four children and has always tried to stay busy volunteering and working in her children’s schools.  She enjoys traveling with her husband and family any chance she gets.

Governing Board Members

Board Member (June 2015-Present)- Louise B. Jorgensen, PhD, CMHC, PLLC

Dr. Louise Jorgensen is a doctoral level licensed clinical mental health counselor. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Brigham Young University, an MS in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Phoenix, and a PhD in Counseling, Counselor Education, and Supervision from Oregon State University. Louise has also done post graduate education at the Mind/Body Institute of Medicine at Harvard University Medical School. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Louise serves as Associate Department Chair of the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Argosy University, Salt Lake City where she loves empowering students professionally and academically. She has presented numerous times at national and regional professional conferences. Additionally, she has been a speaker at BYU Campus Education Week, BYU Women’s Conference, and on the Mormon Channel. Her clinical focus is centered on assisting individuals and families impacted by mood disorders, trauma, and relational issues. Her research interests include the mind/body connection, compassion fatigue, resilience, and integrative/strength-based psychotherapy.

Board Member (October 2015-Present)- Taunya Cox, MA, ACMHC

Taunya received her bachelor’s degree in Humanities and American History and a Secondary Education Teaching Certification from Brigham Young University in 1993. She taught high school in the Salt Lake Valley for 5 years. Taunya has been involved in the research of anxiety disorders for approximately 20 years. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in 2014. Her clinical specialties include Neurofeedback, QEEG, anxiety/depression, and adolescents. Taunya and her husband, Devin, have 3 children.

Board Member (October 2016-Present)- Stephanie E. Wilson, MA, MEd

Stephanie holds two advanced degrees, a five year post graduate fellowship and over two decades of experiencing in the area of resolving complex achievement gaps for persons 2-21 years old through the application of best practices of clinical neuropsychology, trauma informed therapy and education. 

Stephanie is an educational scientist (patent holder) in the area of developing non-screen based immersive learning programs and products.

Stephanie’s passion is to apply these skills in order to work to maximize the potential of high conflict families where complex trauma, addiction, personality disorder and/or at least one family member with complex special needs is present.

Having been a Blue Star family member for many years, Stephanie possesses both heart and dedication to bringing appropriate support to military families of all branches of service including free direct services for survivors of military sexual violence. Stephanie has been awarded both the Dr. Mary E. Walker Award for Public Service, The Department of the Army and the Commander’s Award for Public Service, The Department of the Army, is a TEDX nominated presenter and continues to volunteer through direct service weekly to Blue Star Families.

In light of the above stated endeavors, Stephanie has founded several globally scoped  non-profit programs dedicated to making resources more readily available to those who require them,  and proud to have  pioneered  the first nationally scoped program to provide free direct support services for those that have survived military sexual violence.

Board Member (October 2016-Present)- Terry R. Seamons, PhD

Dr. Seamons retired 3 years ago from Entergy Services, Inc., a provider of nuclear, electric and gas services to customers in the mid-south, upper mid-west and northeast.  While there, he served as Senior Vice President of Organizational Development and also, Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Administration and Chief Human Resource Officer.  He served there for 5 years after a 31 year career as a Consulting Psychologist and VP & Managing Director for RHR International.  RHR International is a management consulting firm of licensed psychologists specializing in linking managerial effectiveness, organizational performance and business strategy.  While at RHR, he specialized in individual and group assessment, leadership development, organizational development, as well as multi-national organizational, culture and team development.

Since his retirement, he developed a private leadership/organizational consulting practice and began teaching part-time at BYU in the Dept. of Psychology (Leadership Development and Organizational Psychology).

Terry was born and raised in Southern California.  He taught at Northern Arizona University and Brigham Young University for a total of 6 years.  In addition to his 36 years of experience at RHR and Entergy, he also served as Coordinator of Secondary Guidance at Provo City Schools and as Executive Director of Personnel at Public Service Indiana (now part of Duke Energy).

He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from BYU in Psychology.  He currently serves as the President of the BYU Alumni Board of Directors, and serves as a member of the BYU National Advisory Council – College of Family Living and Social Sciences (which he chaired for 5 years) and is on the Board of Directors of Autonomous Solutions.  His past board work includes, Aon Corporation, Michigan Gas Utilities, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, and the United Negro College Fund.

Terry and his wife Gloria live in Woodland Hills, UT.  They have been married for 51 years this year and have 5 married children with 17 grandchildren.

Board Member (January 2018-Present)-Kay Thompson Rawson Swan, PhD

Dr. Swan graduated in Home Economics from BYU and received the 1st Master’s in Education at WSU because her husband was the Majority Leader in the Utah House of Representatives and he shepherded the bill for the establishment of the master’s degree. At age 50, Kay started her doctorate degree and graduated 10 years later from USU. She worked from 1980-1997 at Weber State University as the Director of the Family Education Center, Chairman of the Families Alive Conferences and Vocational Coordinator. Dr. Swan finished out her career at Brigham Young University.

Board Member (January 2018-Present)-Kristin Lang Hansen, PhD

Kristin Lang Hansen, Ph.D, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice since 2001 and Adjunct Faculty in the Psychology Department at Brigham Young University.  She serves as the Editor for Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy. Also, she is currently serving on and has served as a board member for the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists from 2005-2008. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Chicago in 2000 and completed an internship and post-doctoral work at Harvard Medical School. She has a small therapy practice, teaches and writes in the area of religion/spirituality and psychology alongside raising two young boys with her husband.

Board Member (January 2019-Present) Edwin E. Gantt, PhD

Edwin E. Gantt, PhD is currently Professor of Psychology at Brigham Young University and a Fellow of the Wheatley Institution.  He received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University, where he focused on Existential-Phenomenological psychology and qualitative research methods.  He is the author of over 60 scholarly articles and book chapters.  His primary research interests revolve around the questions of moral agency and the relationship between religion, science, and psychology.  He is co-author (with Richard N. Williams) of Psychology-for-the-Other:  Levinas, Ethics, and the Practice of Psychotherapy and Hijacking Science:  Exploring the Nature and Consequences of Overreach in Psychology, editor of the textbook series Taking Sides:  Clashing Views on Psychological Issues, and an Associate Editor of Issues in Religion and Psychotherapy and the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology.  He teaches courses in the History and Philosophy of Psychology, Personality Theory, Qualitative Research Methods, Psychology of Religion, and (his favorite) LDS Perspectives on Psychology.  He recently retired as the Head Coach of the BYU Men’s Hockey team after 20 years of involvement with the team.  He and his wife Anita live in Springville and have four wonderful sons, two amazing daughters-in-law, and two beautiful grandsons.

Board Member (January 2019-Present) - Chaplain, Major Jason T. Klodnicki, PhD

Chaplain, Major Jason T. Klodnicki serves as a Staff Chaplain at the Air Force Chaplain Corps College located at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. In this capacity, Chaplain Klodnicki is responsible for assisting the Deputy Commandant in the design, development, and execution of curriculum and courses in the college. He manages and administers education course design and format, as well as development of future education courses benefiting the Chaplain Corps. Chaplain Klodnicki was raised in Chicago, Illinois and later served a Spanish-speaking mission for his Church from 1990-1992 in Arizona serving and caring for the local population there.  Being a High School teacher for 15 years, he entered the United States Air Force Reserve in April 2004 and then entered active duty in August 2009. He has deployed in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Freedom’s Sentinel.

Board Member (January 2019-Present) - Jeffrey S. Reber, Ph.D., LPC

Jeffrey S. Reber, Ph.D., LPC, is chair of the department of psychology at the University of West Georgia, a licensed professional counselor, and the founder of Relational Counseling and Consulting Services.  He is a leader in the field of relational psychology, which treats relationships as fundamental to our being, our knowing, and our morality.  He has published 20 articles, 10 book chapters, and 3 books that are informed by this relational psychological perspective and he has given dozens of presentations on relational psychology across the continent. He has successfully implemented his unique approach to relationships in the classroom, in organizational administration and leadership, and in his psychotherapy practice.  He also sits on the editorial boards of four academic peer-review publication outlets and served as President of the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology (Division 24 of the APA) in 2014.