Dr. Holly Hartwig Moorhead
Chief Executive Officer, Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International
As Chief Executive Officer for Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International (CSI), Dr. Holly Hartwig Moorhead oversees the management of one of the largest professional counseling organizations in the world with more than 105,000 members initiated and 370+ chapters chartered since the Society was founded in 1985. She is responsible for enacting CSI’s mission to promote and recognize academic and clinical excellence in professional counseling.
Dr. Moorhead earned a Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), a Master’s degree in Community Counseling from UNCG. She earned Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in Art Communications, Sociology, and Studio Art from Florida Southern College. Currently, Dr. Moorhead is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina, a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), and a Certified Investigator/Inspector through the Council on Licensure, Enforcement and Regulation (CLEAR).
Prior to becoming a professional counselor, Dr. Moorhead was a case manager for a national youth mentoring organization and worked in university residence life. As a professional counselor, she has worked in a variety of roles as a clinical counselor and a counselor educator, as well as within professional counseling organizations. Her clinical background includes crisis mental health assessment and counseling, and counseling children, adolescents, and adults within in- and out-patient, middle school, and community agency settings. As a counselor educator, Dr. Moorhead taught in face-to-face and online CACREP-accredited counselor education master’s and doctoral programs. Additionally, she previously served as the NBCC Ethics Officer.
Dr. Moorhead’s professional service includes work within national and state professional counseling associations as well. Within CSI, she has been involved in various activities of the Society, including as Executive Council Secretary, Leadership Intern, contributor of the CSI Exemplar "Faculty Advisor Profile,” Chapter Development Committee co-chair, and member of the Advocacy Committee, Excellence Grants Review Committee, and the Developmental Counseling and Therapy Grants Review Committee. In other professional counseling organizations, she has served as a professional member of the ACA Ethics Committee, member of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) Board of Directors, and chair of the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) Ethics Committee.
Her contributions to counseling scholarship include more than 80 peer-reviewed and invited international, national, regional, and state presentations. Dr. Moorhead has been an editorial board member for the Counseling and Values Journal, and authored refereed articles within counseling journals, chapters in counseling textbooks, numerous invited articles for counseling organization publications, and audio-visual materials for use in counselor education. With Dr. Dana Heller Levitt, she co-edited When Values and Ethics Collide: Real Life Ethical Decision-Making, published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis.
Among the recognitions Dr. Moorhead has received are the UNCG Counseling and Educational Development Alumni Excellence Award (Significant Contributions to the Profession Through Teaching, Research or Professional Service), Ohio Counseling Association Herman J. Peters Award (Significant Impact on the Counseling Profession), CSI Upsilon Nu Chi Chapter Outstanding Service to the Chapter Award, UNCG Office of Housing and Residence Life Resident Director of the Year Award, UNCG Office of Housing and Residence Life Faculty Fellow Award, Moses Cone Behavioral Health Joseph Weiss Award (Outstanding Doctoral Student), and UNCG Department of Counseling and Educational Development Marian Pope Franklin Award (Dedication to Excellence in Counseling Through Unselfish Caring and Concern For Others).