Samuel T. Gladding, Ph.D., is Chair of and a Professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is a fellow in the American Counseling Association (ACA) and its former president (2004-2005). Additionally, Dr. Gladding has served as president of two ACA divisions (ACES and ASGW), president of Chi Sigma Iota (the international counseling honorary society), president of the American Association of State Counseling Boards, and chair of the ACA Foundation. A Fulbright Specialist, Dr. Gladding has taught counseling and worked with universities and counselors in Turkey, China, Estonia, Austria, Malaysia, Sweden, the Philippines, South Africa, Australia, Mexico, and Canada. He has authored numerous professional publications, including 40 books, four videos, and over six dozen (72) scholarly articles. Some of his most recent Pearson books include Counseling: A Comprehensive Profession (7th edition, 2013), Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Community and Agency Settings (4th edition with Deborah Newsome, 2014), Group Work: A Counseling Specialty (6th edition, 2011), The Counseling Dictionary (3rd edition, 2011), and this 6th edition of Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice. Dr. Gladding has been married to his wife, Claire, for 28 years. They are the parents of three grown children. Dr. Gladding received his degrees from Wake Forest, Yale, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He continues to work as a licensed professional counselor and serves on the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. He has been honored by the American Counseling Association with the Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person, the Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award, and the David K. Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award.
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