At the NARTH Strategic Planning Meeting in Salt Lake City, December 2008, the board of directors elected Philip Mark Sutton, Ph.D. as the NARTH President-Elect. Dr. Sutton has been a member of NARTH for over ten years, including serving both as a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee and the NARTH board of directors. He has contributed to the Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Unwanted Homosexuality and helped to coordinate What the Research Shows: NARTH's Response to the APA's Claims on Homosexuality, due to be published this Spring.
Dr. Sutton has earned an M.S. (1980) from the Clinical Psychology Program and a Ph.D. (1983) from the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Purdue University (Indiana). He is a Licensed Psychologist in Michigan and Ohio and practices at two outpatient counseling centers, two elementary schools, and a Catholic seminary. He also leads a Courage group in South Bend, Indiana. He continues to write and speak on topics related to fatherhood, marriage and family health, and the integration of psychology, spirituality and religion. Dr. Sutton's term as President-elect begins in January, 2011.