Samuel T. Gladding is a professor of counseling and chair of the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has been a practicing counselor in both public and private agencies since 1971. His leadership in the field of counseling includes service as president of the following groups: the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), and Chi Sigma Iota (counseling academic and professional honor society international).
Gladding is the former editor of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work and the author of seven dozen or so professional publications. In 1999, he was cited as being in the top 1% of contributors to the Journal of Counseling and Development for the 15-year period, 1978—1993. Some of Gladding’s other recent books are: Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Community and Agency Settings (with Debbie Newsome) (3rd ed., 2009); Group Work: A Counseling Specialty (6th ed., 2012); Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice (5th ed., 2011); Becoming a Counselor: The Light, The Bright, and the Serious (2nd ed., 2008); The Counseling Dictionary (3rd ed., 2011); and The Creative Arts in Counseling (4th ed., 2011).
Gladding’s previous academic appointments have been at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Fairfield University (Connecticut). He received his degrees from Wake Forest, Yale, and the University of North Carolina–Greensboro. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), and a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor (North Carolina). Gladding is a Fellow in the American Counseling Association and a recipient of 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.
Dr. Gladding is married to Claire Tillson Gladding and is the father of three young adult men –Ben, Nate, and Tim. Outside of counseling, he enjoys tennis, swimming, and humor.
PART 1 HISTORICAL AND PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELING
CHAPTER 1: History of and Trends in Counseling
CHAPTER 2: Personal and Professional Aspects of Counseling
CHAPTER 3: Ethical and Legal Aspects of Counseling
CHAPTER 4: Counseling in a Multicultural Society
PART 2 COUNSELING PROCESSES AND THEORIES
CHAPTER 6: Building Counseling Relationships
CHAPTER 7: Working in a Counseling Relationship
CHAPTER 8: Closing Counseling Relationships
CHAPTER 9: Psychoanalytic, Adlerian, and Humanistic Theories of Counseling
CHAPTER 10: Behavioral, Cognitive, Systemic, Brief, and Crisis Theories of Counseling
PART 3 Core Counseling Activities In Various Settings
CHAPTER 11: Groups in Counseling
CHAPTER 12: Consultation
CHAPTER 13: Evaluation and Research
CHAPTER 14: Testing, Assessment, and Diagnosis in Counseling
PART 4 COUNSELING SPECIALTIES
CHAPTER 15: Career Counseling Over the Life Span
CHAPTER 16: Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
CHAPTER 17: Professional School Counseling
CHAPTER 18: College Counseling and Student-Life Services
CHAPTER 19: Abuse, Addiction, Disability and Counseling
CHAPTER 20: Clinical Mental Health and Private Practice Counseling
APPENDIX A Counseling-Related Organizations