GIFCT Students

Our Mission

This committee’s mission is to build leadership across a prestigious student organization through the lens of Choice Theory/ Reality Therapy and to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, and excellence in the mental health field.

What are the benefits of joining the student leadership committee?

  • Affiliation with a proactive and goal directed leadership committee.
  • Educate students on reality therapy and choice theory
  • Leadership and networking opportunities with established professionals and likeminded students.
  • Guide students through the process of developing manuscripts for publication related, but not limited to, RT/CT
  • Compile resources for students to share experiences with each other to better prepare student members with both resources and insights through their professional journey
  • Awards, letter of recommendation, recognition, leadership and professional development

Download Student Leadership Committee brochure for more information.

Student Leadership Committee Board

Lauren Joyce

Lauren Joyce


Lauren Joyce is currently a student earning a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Southern New Hampshire University. She earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Florida Atlantic University, and it is her ultimate goal to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. During her academic career, she has had the unique privilege to collaboratively publish a manuscript on the effects of trauma on children and adolescents in the Romanian Journal of Counseling. Her personal philosophy as a counselor is that individuals should embrace who they are and work to gain the tools they need to deal with past trauma and mental disorders. Her hope in being the president of the Choice Theory/Reality Therapy Student Leadership Committee is to promote Choice Theory and Reality therapy and provide students with guidance and networking opportunities towards their academic and career goals. Lauren has a passion for advocating for her fellow students and believes by working together and building a community of people working towards common career interests, goals can become attained and more fruitful.

Hunter DiGangi

Hunter DiGangi

Vice President

Hunter DiGangi is a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Southern New Hampshire University, and earned her Bachelor of Arts from The University of Vermont in 2016. Her academic career consists of child and adolescent mental health with a specialty in Obsessive Compulsive disorder, as well as anxiety and mood disorders. Her practice combines an evidence-based treatment plan as well as a holistic approach. She believes that if the body is healthy, so is the mind. Her counseling styles include Choice Theory/ Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In her off time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and traveling the world!