Anne Horton, an assistant professor of social work at Brigham Young University, has been elected president of the Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists.

Horton, former president of the board of trustees for the Center for Women and Children in Crisis, has been practicing in family crisis for 14 years.Founded in 1964, the Association of Mormon Counselors and Therapists provides a forum for exploring and discussing current advancements in the behavioral sciences and of how they relate to the spiritual nature of humans. Members meet twice a year in Salt Lake City for seminars and workshops.

Horton has an bachelor's degree from Ohio State University, an master's of social work from George Williams College in Illinois and a doctorate in social work from the University of Wisconsin.

Before coming to BYU, she taught social work and family therapy at California State University, the National University in Sacramento, the University of California and several colleges in Wisconsin.