Jeffrey Kottler, Ph.D, is one of the most prolific authors in the fields of counseling, psychotherapy, advocacy, and education. He is the author of over 90 books that have been translated into dozens of languages. Jeffrey’s books are used in universities around the world and are considered classics among practicing teachers, counselors, psychologists, health professionals, and social justice advocates. Some of his most highly regarded works include: On Being a Therapist, Changing People’s Lives While Transforming Your Own, The Client Who Changed Me, Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, Change: What Leads to Personal Transformation, On Being a Master Therapist: Practicing What You Preach, and Stories We’ve Heard, Stories We’ve Told: Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life, The Therapist in the Real World: What You Never Learn in Graduate School (but Really Need to Know), and Therapy Over 50: Aging Issues in Therapy and the Therapist’s Life.
Jeffrey has worked as an educator, counselor, and therapist in a preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, university, community college, corporation, and private practice settings. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru, Thailand, and Iceland, as well as worked as a professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Nepal, and Semester at Sea. Jeffrey is Professor of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton and is also the founder of Empower Nepali Girls, an organization that provides educational scholarships and support for lower caste girls in Nepal who are at greatest risk to be forced into early marriage or sex slavery.
Ellen Kottler, Ed.S., has been a teacher for over 30 years in public and private schools, alternative schools, adult education programs, and universities. She has worked in inner-city schools as well as in suburban and rural settings. She was a curriculum specialist in charge of secondary social studies and law-related education for one of the country’s largest school districts. Ellen is the author or coauthor of several books for educators, including Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year, On Being a Teacher, Secrets for Beginning Elementary School Teachers, Counseling Skills for Teachers, English Language Learners in Your Classroom: Strategies That Work, Secrets to Success for Science Teachers, and Students Who Drive You Crazy: Succeeding with Resistant, Unmotivated, and Otherwise Difficult Young People.
She teaches secondary education and supervises intern teachers at California State University, Fullerton.