Meet the Contributors
Walter Breaux III, PhD, LMFT, LPC, NCC, is an associate professor of counseling at Columbus State University. He is an award-winning and acclaimed corporate trainer and mental health consultant specializing in conflict transformation and the sociopolitical development of cultural systems. Dr. Breaux completed his PhD in counselor education at the University of New Orleans. He received a master's in mental health counseling and a bachelor of science in psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana. Dr. Breaux is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist currently practicing in Columbus, Georgia.
Jonathan W. Carrier, MS, is a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology at the University of Louisville. His published work has covered numerous topics within counseling and psychology, including behavioral interventions, group counseling, suicide assessment, and adolescent employment. In addition to his scholarly writing, he regularly presents research at regional and national conferences. His current research focuses on the relationship of adolescent employment to peer drug use, family functioning, and psychological well-being. He hopes to obtain a professorship in counselor education or counseling psychology upon the completion of his doctorate.
Roxane L. Dufrene, PhD, is an associate professor and coordinator of the counseling education program in the Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations at the University of New Orleans. She holds a doctorate in counselor education, with a minor in research from Mississippi State University and a master's in counseling psychology from Nicholls State University. Dr. Dufrene is a licensed professional counselor, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a national certified counselor. She serves on the Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselor Board of Examiners and the editorial boards of the Journal of College Counseling and the Louisiana Counseling Association Journal. Dr. Dufrene is also certified in critical incident stress management, is an approved supervisor, has Louisiana appraisal privilege, and is an American Red Cross mental health counselor. She has served as a counselor after 9/11 in addition to many other crisis intervention assignments including after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She has clinical experience in outpatient and inpatient state mental health treatment, college counseling, counseling training clinics, and hospice. Her research interests include crisis intervention, psychometrics, supervision, technology, and ethics.
Cass Dykeman, PhD, is cochair ad interim and associate professor of counseling at Oregon State University. He is a national certified counselor, master addictions counselor, and national certified school counselor. Dr. Dykeman received a master's in counseling from the University of Washington and a doctorate in counselor education from the University of Virginia. He served as principal investigator for two federal grants in the area of counseling. In addition, he is the author of numerous books, book chapters, and scholarly journal articles. Dr. Dykeman is past president of both the Washington State Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. He is also past chair of the School Counseling Interest Network of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. His current research interests include addiction counseling and psychopharmacology.
Abbe Finn, PhD, is a licensed professional counselor, an associate professor in the counseling program, and the associate dean for graduate programs at Florida Gulf Coast University. She earned a BA and an MEd from Tulane University, an MS from Loyola University in New Orleans, and a PhD from the University of New Orleans. Dr. Firm has a variety of clinical experiences in crisis management and the prediction of violence. She was an employee assistance professional with the U.S. Postal Service workers for 6 years; many of her clients there had substance abuse problems. While working with postal employees, she was a team leader on the National Crisis Response Team. Dr. Finn spent a week in New York City counseling survivors following the destruction of the World Trade Center and 2 weeks with the Red Cross as a counselor working with survivors of Hurricane Katrina. While working for the U.S. Postal Service in New Orleans, she initiated the management training in violence prevention. She has also worked with the New Orleans Fire Department training captains and district chiefs in the prevention of workplace violence. Dr. Finn has written and lectured on numerous occasions regarding the importance of school crisis response plans and the identification of students most at risk for harming others, as well as identification and management of employees at risk for harming others.
Mary Lou Bryant Frank, PhD, received her training as a family therapist and a counseling psychologist at Colorado State University. At Arizona State University, Tempe, she coordinated the eating disorders program, co-coordinated the master's and doctoral practicum training program, and concurrently taught in the counseling department. She established and taught in the master's program in community counseling at North Georgia College and State University. She contributed a chapter to Capuzzi and Gross's Introduction to Group Counseling (1st and 2nd eds.) and has published in the Journal of Counseling & Development. She has most recently published in the American Council of Academic Dean's Handbook. Dr. Frank received a number of awards, including the Distinguished Service Provider Award in Counseling for 1989-1990 and an award named in her honor for leadership in health and education. She has been a consultant and speaker nationally and internationally at conferences, hospitals, and universities. She has served as assistant academic dean and associate professor of psychology at Cinch Valley College of the University of Virginia. She was a professor and head of the Department of Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy and Community Counseling at North Georgia College and State University. She has served as dean of undergraduate studies and general education at Kennesaw State University. Currently, she serves as associate vice president for academic affairs and professor of psychology at Gainesville State College.
Melinda Haley, PhD, received her doctorate in counseling psychology from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Texas, El Paso. Dr. Haley has written numerous book chapters and multimedia presentations on diverse topics related to counseling and psychology. She has extensive applied experience working with adults, adolescents, children, inmates, domestic violence offenders, and culturally diverse populations in the areas of assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, crisis management, and intervention. Her research interests include multicultural issues in counseling, personality development over the life span, personality disorders, the psychology of criminal and serial offenders, trauma and post- traumatic stress disorder, bias and racism, and social justice issues.
Richard J. Hazier, PhD, is a professor of counselor education at Penn State University. He earned his PhD at the University of Idaho. Previous professional work included positions as an elementary school teacher and counselor in schools, prisons, and military and private practice. Dr. Hazier is on the editorial board of the Journal of Counseling & Development and is widely published on a variety of counseling and human development issues, but he may be most widely known for his continuing work on school violence and bullying. His books include Helping in the Hallways: Expanding Your Influence Potential (2nd ed., 2008), The Emerging Professional Counselor: Student Dreams to Professional Realities (2nd ed., 2003), The Therapeutic Environment: Core Conditions for Facilitating Therapy (2001) with Nick Barwick, and Breaking the Cycle of Violence: Interventions for Bullying and Victimization (1996).
Barbara Herlihy, PhD, NCC, LPC, is university research professor and professor of counselor education at the University of New Orleans. Dr. Herlihy has worked as a professional counselor in schools, community agencies, and private practice. Her scholarly work has focused primarily on ethics in counseling and reflects her additional interests in counseling theory, feminist therapy, multicultural counseling, and clinical supervision. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on these topics. She is the coauthor of five books, most recently Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Counseling (3rd ed., 2009; with Ted Remley) and the ACA Ethical Standards Casebook (6th ed., 2006, with Gerald Corey). Her work as a teacher, scholar, and counselor is grounded in feminist philosophy and practices.
Adrianne L. Johnson, PhD, is an associate professor in mental health counseling at State University of New York-Oswego. She earned her doctorate in counselor education from the University of Arkansas in 2007. Her experience includes crisis counseling, adult outpatient counseling, and college counseling. She has presented internationally on a broad range of counseling topics and has produced several scholarly publications primarily related to diversity and disability issues in counseling and higher education. Dr. Johnson is a member of several professional organizations related to counseling, higher education, and disability advocacy and serves as a submission reviewer for various organizational conventions and publications. Her current research focuses on bias and attitudes, disability advocacy, counselor trainee competence, and diversity issues in counselor education.
Cynthia R. Kalodner, PhD, is professor of psychology at Towson University. She received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Pennsylvania State University in 1988. Previously, she was associate professor at West Virginia University and assistant professor at the University of Akron. Dr. Kalodner also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in public health at Johns Hopkins University. Her present research focuses primarily on eating disorders, including cognitive-behavioral approaches to understand and treat women with eating disorders, media influence on eating disorders, and prevention issues. Dr. Kalodner has written a book titled Too Fat or Too Thin: A Reference Guide to Eating Disorders (2003) and coedited the Handbook of Group Counseling and Psychotherapy (2003).
Vivian J. Carroll McCollum, PhD, is a professor of counseling at Old Dominion University. She is also the graduate program director for Old Dominion University's off-site counseling program at the New College Institute in Martinsville, Virginia. She received her doctorate in marriage and family therapy from St. Louis University. Dr. McCollum also serves as a faculty member of the Old Dominion study abroad program, "A Counselor's View of Italy." Her professional specialty areas are multicultural issues in counseling and the effects of client-counselor interaction in school counseling, career counseling, and family therapy. Dr. McCollum is active in the American Counseling Association (ACA), serving as division president of Counselors for Social Justice. She also received the Ohana Award at the 2005 ACA convention for her work in social justice. Dr. McCollum has over 20 years of experience as a college counselor, school counselor, private practitioner, and counselor educator. She has recent contributions in the Journal of Counseling & Development and the Journal of School Counseling.
Nathanael G. Mitchell, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Professional Psychology at Spalding University. Dr. Mitchell's clinical interests include psychological assessment in children, treatment of feeding disorders, improving psychosocial outcomes after critical illness, and individual counseling focused on grief and loss, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and adjustment. Dr. Mitchell's research interests include attitudes toward obesity, links between childhood obesity and social-emotional outcomes, and obesity in critically ill patients. He presents his ongoing research annually at numerous national and international conferences.
Manivong J. Ratts, PhD, is assistant professor and school counseling program director at Seattle University. He received his PhD in counselor education and supervision from Oregon State University (OSU). He also holds an associates degree from Yakima Valley Community College, a bachelor's degree in psychology from Western Washington University, and a master's degree in counseling from OSU. Dr. Ratts is a national certified counselor and a licensed school counselor, and he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Counseling & Development and the Journal of Social Action. His writing and research is in the area of social justice, multicultural competence, social justice advocacy, and school counseling. Specifically, his teaching, scholarship, and service are focused on helping emerging counselors to become change agents and advocates for social justice. He is also the founder and advisor to Seattle University Counselors for Social Justice.
Deborah J. Rubel, PhD, is an assistant professor of counselor education in the College of Education at Oregon State University. She received her master's in mental health counseling and doctorate in counselor education from Idaho State University. Her areas of specialization are group work, multicultural/social justice counseling, and qualitative research methodology. She has recently published several qualitative studies on expertise in group leadership and group work supervision, as well as a model of group work supervision. Her current passion is exploring how professional counselors and group workers can be situated in nonoppressive ways in relation to peer counseling groups for people recovering from severe, chronic mental illness.
Laura R. Simpson, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, is core faculty of counselor education and supervision at Walden University. Dr. Simpson is a licensed professional counselor, national certified counselor, and approved clinical supervisor, as well as the founder of Lotus Counseling & Consultation. She currently serves on the Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners. She has presented research at a variety of state, regional, and national conferences and serves on the executive board for the Mississippi Counseling Association and Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselor Association. Dr. Simpson has published numerous scholarly writings within professional journals and counseling textbooks. Her primary areas of interest include counselor wellness and secondary trauma, spirituality, crisis response, cultural diversity, and supervision.
Ann Vernon, PhD, was a professor and coordinator of the school and mental health counseling programs at the University of Northern Iowa for 23 years and also had a private practice where she specialized in counseling children and adolescents. Currently, Dr. Vernon is a visiting professor at the University of Oradea in Romania, where she teaches school counseling courses, and also teaches in Singapore for the University of Buffalo. She regularly conducts rational emotive behavior therapy training workshops in the Netherlands, Mexico, Australia, and Colombia. Dr. Vernon has written numerous books, chapters, and articles primarily related to counseling children and adolescents. She has published emotional education curriculums (Thinking, Feeling, Behaving and The Passport Program) and three books on individual counseling interventions (What Works When With Children and Adolescents, More What Works When, and Assessment and Intervention With Children and Adolescents, 2nd ed., coauthored with Roberto Clemente). Recently she published (with Terry Kottman) Counseling Theories: Practical Applications With Children and Adolescents in Settings and the fourth edition of Counseling Children and Adolescents. Dr. Vernon is vice president of the Albert Ellis Board of Trustees, the founder of the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Women's Retreats, and the recipient of numerous awards for service to the counseling profession.
Robert E. Wubbolding, EdD, clinical counselor and psychologist, is the director of the Center for Reality Therapy in Cincinnati, the director of training for the William Glasser Institute in Chatsworth, California, and professor emeritus of counseling at Xavier University. Author of 10 books on reality therapy, including Reality Therapy for the 21st Century, Counselling With Reality Therapy, and A Set of Directions for Putting and Keeping Yourself Together, Dr. Wubbolding has taught reality therapy in North America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. Elis work has focused on making reality therapy a cross-cultural approach with other applications to management, addictions, and corrections. He has extended the central procedure of self-evaluation to include 22 applications based on choice theory. His current interest is to review research studies validating the use of reality therapy, thereby rendering reality therapy respected as a freestanding and validated system of counseling. In the past, he has been an elementary and high school counselor, a high school teacher, private practitioner, an administrator of adult basic education, and a correctional counselor.