Dr. Kirk Bowden Appointed to Chair the American Counseling Association’s Publications Committee
Dr. Kirk Bowden chairs both the Behavioral Health Services and the Addiction and Substance Use Disorder Programs at Rio Salado College and concurrently serves as the faculty-in-charge of the Addiction Counseling Program at Ottawa University. He maintains a part-time prison based clinical practice and is an active member and “Fellow” of the American Counseling Association. He currently serves as president of the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors (a division of ACA). Dr Bowden is a past advisory editor of the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction and past chair of the editorial advisory committee of Advances in Addiction & Recovery. He has served on several expert panels and advisory committees including the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). He served for 13 years on the Arizona Board of the Behavioral Health Examiners, including two terms as the board's chair. He is a past president of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals and a past member of the steering committee of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Coalition for National Clinical Criteria, and a member of the Opioids Guidelines Review Panel of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.