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Richard D. Parsons, Ph D, is a full professor in the Department of Counselor Education at West Chester University. Parsons has over thirty-two years of university teaching in counselor preparation programs. Prior to his university teaching, he spent nine years as a school counselor in an inner-city high school. Parsons has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Pennsylvania Counselor of the Year award. Parsons has authored or coauthored over 80 professional articles and books. His most recent books include the series of four training texts for school counselors, Transforming Theory into Practice (Corwin Press) and individual titles, Counseling Strategies that Work! Evidenced-based Interventions for School Counselors (Allyn & Bacon), The School Counselor as Consultant (Brooks/Cole), and Teacher as Reflective Practitioner and Action Researcher (Wadsworth). Parsons has a private practice and serves as a consultant to educational institutions and mental health service organizations throughout the tri-state area.
Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at The University of Akron where she currently serves as a Coordinator of the Counselor Education and Supervision (Ph D) program. A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervisor endorsement in the state of Ohio, Dr. Sangganjanavanich has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, encyclopedia entries, and book chapters in the field of counseling and counselor education. In terms of service to the counseling profession, Dr. Sangganjanavanich has served as an editorial board member of the Counselor Education and Supervision and the Journal of Employment Counseling as well as a reviewer of the Career Development Quarterly. In addition, Dr. Sangganjanavanich has served in multiple leadership positions for state and national counseling organizations.
Robert Wright earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1966, and began teaching high school science. A few years later in 1969 he earned a Masters degree in school counseling from West Chester University and was employed as a public school counselor, first with high school students and later with middle school students. In 1974 he completed a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Educational Psychology with specializations in child & adolescent development and educational measurement from Temple University. As part of that degree he completed a clinical fellowship in rehabilitation counseling at Moss Hospital, part of the Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia). Following graduation he completed advanced studies in school psychology at Lehigh University. Professor Wright has taught counseling and supervised counseling interns and has also taught educational measurement, and educational statistics & research for graduate students in counseling. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the American School Counselor Association, the American Psychological Association (Division 17, counseling psychology), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the American Educational Research Association. He is professionally licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. During his career Professor Wright chaired 114 doctoral dissertations, published and presented over 120 articles and paper presentations and has had four books published.
Robert K. Conyne, Ph.D., William A. Allen Boeing Endowed Chair & Distinguished Professor, Seattle University, 2013-14 and Professor Emeritus from the University of Cincinnati, is a licensed psychologist, clinical counselor, and fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) and the American Psychological Association. He has amassed 42 years of professional experience as a university professor and department head, counselor, administrator, consultant, and trainer, and, most recently, as a consultant to military personnel and their families at U.S. installations both at home and overseas. Bob has received many awards, including Eminent Career Award from the ASGW; Lifetime Achievement Award in Prevention, Society of Counseling Psychology of the APA; Distinguished Alumni Award of Distinction from Purdue University; and has been designated a Soros International Scholar. He was the 2009 president of the APA's Division of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy, and in 1996 was president of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. With over 200 scholarly publications and presentations including 14 books in his areas of expertise (group work, prevention, and ecological counseling), along with broad international consultation in these areas, Bob is recognized as an expert in working with people and systems. With colleague (and wife), Lynn S. Rapin, Ph.D., he also helps people plan and prepare psychologically for their upcoming retirement, using the holistic approach they developed, "Charting Your Personal Future." His most recent publication is the Prevention Practice Kit, co-edited with Arthur M. Horne, Ph.D., immediately preceded by the Handbook of Group Counseling (edited, Oxford University Press, 2011). Forthcoming is the Group Work Practice Kit (edited, Sage). In all these edited books, Bob also authored contributions.
David A. Scott, Ph D, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an associate professor in the counselor education program at Clemson University. He completed his Ph D at North Carolina State University. Dr. Scott has over 18 years working as a professional counselor in clinical/community settings and over seven years as a university faculty member. In the past, he has served as a program coordinator and was the President of the South Carolina Counseling Association. He is also an active member of the American Counseling Association. Dr. Scott has provided consultation services for many years through his private practice that he shares with his wife, Michelle. He has also authored numerous publications dealing with identity development, at-risk youth and career development.