We would like to thank the 18 authors who contributed their time and expertise to the development of this textbook for professionals interested in individual counseling and psychotherapy. We also thank our families, who supported and encouraged our writing and editing efforts. Thanks go out to Carolyn Baker and the other staff members in the Publications Department of the American Counseling Association for their collaborative and thorough approach to the editing and production of this textbook. Without the dedicated efforts of this group of colleagues, we know this book could not have been published.
Meet the Editors
David Capuzzi, PhD, NCC, LPC, is a professor emeritus at Portland State University, senior faculty associate in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at Johns Hopkins University, and a member of the core faculty in counselor education and supervision in the School of Counseling and Social Service at Walden University. Previously, he served as an affiliate professor in the Department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Services at Pennsylvania State University. He is past president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), formerly the American Association for Counseling and Development.
From 1980 to 1984, Dr. Capuzzi was editor of The School Counselor. He has authored a number of textbook chapters and monographs on the topic of preventing adolescent suicide and is coeditor and author with Dr. Larry Golden of Helping Families Help Children: Family Interventions With School Related Problems (1986) and Preventing Adolescent Suicide (1988). He coauthored and edited with Douglas R. Gross Youth at Risk: A Prevention Resource for Counselors, Teachers, and Parents (1989,1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008); Introduction to the Counseling Profession (1991,1997,2001,2005, and 2009); Introduction to Group Work (1992, 1998, 2002, 2006, and 2010); and Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions (1995,1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011). Other texts are Approaches to Group Work: A Handbook for Practitioners (2003), Suicide Across the Life Span (2006), and Sexuality Issues in Counseling, the last coauthored and edited with Larry Burlew. He has authored or coauthored articles in a number of ACA-related journals.
A frequent speaker and keynoter at professional conferences and institutes, Dr. Capuzzi has also consulted with a variety of school districts and community agencies interested in initiating prevention and intervention strategies for adolescents at risk for suicide. He has facilitated the development of suicide prevention, crisis management, and postvention programs in communities throughout the United States; provides training on the topics of youth at risk and grief and loss; and serves as an invited adjunct faculty member at other universities as time permits. An ACA fellow, he is the first recipient of ACA's Kitty Cole Human Rights Award and also a recipient of the Leona Tyler Award in Oregon. In 2010, he received ACA's Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person.
Douglas R. Gross, PhD, NCC, is a professor emeritus at Arizona State University, Tempe, where he served as a faculty member in counselor education for 29 years. His professional work history includes public school teaching, counseling, and administration. He is currently retired and living in Michigan. He has been president of the Arizona Counselors Association, president of the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, chair of the Western Regional Branch Assembly of the ACA, president of the Association for Humanistic Education and Development and treasurer and parliamentarian of the ACA.
Dr. Gross has contributed chapters to the following texts: Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theories and Interventions (1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011); Youth at Risk: A Resource Guide for Counselors, Teachers, and Parents (1989, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2009); Foundations of Mental Health Counseling (1986,1996); Counseling: Theon/, Process and Practice (1977); The Counselor's Handbook (1974); Introduction to the Counseling Profession (1991, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009); and Introduction to Group Work (1992, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010). His research has appeared in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Counseling & Development, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Journal, Journal of Educational Research, Counseling and Human Development, Arizona Counselors Journal, Texas Counseling Journal, and AMACH Journal.