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International Institute for the Advancement of Counseling TheoryAbout

Mission

To advance counseling theories through mini-grants, research, information on the kinds of counseling occurring globally, awareness of multicultural issues related to theory, and to provide resources, such as books, videos, and websites, to increase knowledge regarding counseling theory from a global perspective.

Goals

To espouse on the nature of counseling theory by:

  • Conducting research on counseling theory globally.
  • Describing cross-cultural issues related to the use, and abuse, of counseling theory.
  • Providing access to popular websites that examine a large array of counseling theory.
  • Providing theoretical surveys and open-access websites to increase the understanding of theory.
  • Offering mini-grants for researchers to pursue scholarship to further the understanding of counseling theory.

Who We Are

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ed Neukrug

DR. ED NEUKRUG

Batten Endowed Chair of Counseling
Department of Counseling and Human Services
Darden College of Education & Professional Studies
Old Dominion University

Dr. Neukrug's CV


Biography

Dr. Neukrug was born and raised in New York City and obtained his B.A. in psychology from SUNY Binghamton, his M.S. in counseling from Miami University of Ohio, and his doctorate in counselor education from the University of Cincinnati.

After teaching and directing a graduate program in counseling at Notre Dame College in New Hampshire, Dr. Neukrug accepted a position at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia where he currently is a Professor of Counseling, Chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services, and an Endowed Chair of Counseling in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies. He has received numerous awards and accolades over the years, including twice being the recipient of the prestigious President's Award from the National Organization of Human Services and being named a Fellow by the American Counseling Association.

Dr. Neukrug has worked as a counselor at a crisis center, an outpatient therapist at a mental health center, an associate school psychologist, a school counselor, and as a private practice psychologist and licensed professional counselor. He has held a variety of positions in professional associations in counseling and human services and has published dozens of articles, book chapters, and related publications. Dr. Neukrug has also developed several helping and counseling videos, an interactive and animated website entitled Great Therapists of the Twentieth Century, a survey to assess one's theoretical orientation toward counseling, oral stories by well-known people of some of the famous therapists of the 20th century, and more. Some of these materials can be found on this site and on his open-access website: www.odu.edu/~eneukrug.

Dr. Neukrug is well known for the multiple editions of his 12 books, most of which can be found on this website. They include: (1) The Dictionary of Counseling and Human Services, (2) Skills and Techniques for Human Service Professionals (2nd ed.), (3) Counseling Theory and Practice (2nd ed.), (4) The World of the Counselor (6th. ed.), (5) Experiencing the World of the Counselor: A Workbook for Counselor Educators and Students (4th ed.), (4) Theory, Practice and Trends in Human Services: An Introduction to An Emerging Profession (6th ed.), (7) Essentials of Testing and Assessment for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists (3rd ed., enhanced version), (8) A Brief Orientation to Counseling: Professional Identity, History, and Standards (3rd ed.), (9) Skills and Tools for Today's Counselors and Psychotherapists, (10) Counseling and Helping Skills: Critical Techniques for Becoming a Counselor, (11) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy, and (12) Contemporary Theories of Counseling. He is currently revising his Counseling Theory and Practice text and will soon be writing an Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling text. Dr. Neukrug has two children, Hannah and Emma.

Visit Dr. Neukrug's websites at: www.counselingbooksetc.com and www.odu.edu/~eneukrug.

Books, Book Chapters, & Articles Related to the Practice of Counseling

Books

Book Chapters

  • Neukrug, E., & Snow, K. (2021). Contemporary psychodynamic therapy. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), Contemporary theories of counseling and psychotherapy (pp. 1-35). Cognella Academic Press.
  • Neukrug, E., & Pope, A. (2021). Contemporary person-centered counseling. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), Contemporary theories of counseling and psychotherapy (pp. 36-71). Cognella Academic Press.
  • Neukrug, E. (2021). Cognitive-behavioral therapy. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), Contemporary theories of counseling and psychotherapy (pp. 72-111). Cognella Academic Press.
  • Neukrug, E. (2021). Integrative post-modern therapy. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), Contemporary theories of counseling and psychotherapy (pp. 112-145). Cognella Academic Press.
  • Bayne, H., & Neukrug, E. (2017). Metaphors for empathy: Getting into character. In S. E. Stewart-Spencer & C. J. Dean, C. J. (Eds.), Metaphors and therapy: Enhancing clinical supervision and education (pp. 80-88). Independent Therapy Ink, LLC.
  • Neukrug, E. (2015). Introduction. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy (Vol. 1, pp. xxxvix-xliii). SAGE Publishing.
  • Neukrug, E. (2015). Cautious, Dangers, and/or illegal practices: Overview. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy (Vol. 1, pp. 149-151). SAGE Publishing.
  • Neukrug, E. (2015). Person-centered counseling. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy (Vol. 2, pp. 767-772). SAGE Publishing.
  • Neukrug, E., & Ellis, D. (2015). Albert Ellis. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy (Vol. 1, pp. 333-335). SAGE Publishing.
  • Neukrug, E. (2015). Prolonged exposure therapy. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy (Vol. 2, pp. 806-808). SAGE Publishing.
  • Neukrug, E. (2015). Existential-humanistic therapies: Overview. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy (Vol. 1, pp. 374-379). SAGE Publishing.
  • Neukrug, E. (2015). Foundational therapies: Overview. In E. Neukrug (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy (Vol. 1, pp. 426-432). SAGE Publishing.
  • Neukrug, E. (2015). From the client's voice: A post-modern, social constructionist perspective on ethical decision-making. In G. Corey & B. Herlihy (Eds.). Boundary issues in counseling: Multiple roles and responsibilities (3rd ed., 69-76). Cengage.
  • Neukrug, E., & Neukrug, H. (2014). Heidi: Intervention involving possible homelessness, addiction, and abuse. In R. Rosenthal (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human services: Master review and tutorial for the human services-board certified practitioner examination (HS-BCPE) (pp. 178-179). Routledge.
  • Neukrug, E., & Neukrug, H. (2014). Henry: Responding to a schizophrenic client. In R. Rosenthal (Ed.), Encyclopedia of human services: Master review and tutorial for the human services-board certified practitioner examination (HS-BCP) (pp. 180-182). Routledge.
  • Neukrug, E. (2011). Support and challenge: Use of metaphor as a higher level empathic response. In H. Rosenthal, Favorite counseling and therapy techniques (2nd ed., pp. 237-240). Taylor and Francis.
  • Neukrug, E. (2009). Client-centered counseling. Encyclopedia of Counseling (pp. 100-101). American Counseling Association.
  • Neukrug, E. S. (2004). Challenging the leader. In L.E. Tyson, R. Perusse, & J. Whitledge (Eds.), Critical incidents in group counseling. American Counseling Association.
  • Neukrug, E. S. (2004). Hostile member. In L.E. Tyson, R. Perusse, & J. Whitledge (Eds.), Critical incidents in group counseling. American Counseling Association.
  • Neukrug, E. (2001). Variety is the spice of life: A developmental and diagnostic approach to choosing homework assignments. In H. Rosenthal (Ed.), Favorite counseling and therapy homework assignments: Leading therapists share their most creative strategies (pp. 161-165). Brunner-Routledge.
  • Neukrug, E. (2001). Medical breakthroughs: Genetic research and genetic counseling. Psychotropic medications and the mind-body connection. In T. McClam & M. Woodside (Eds.), Human service challenges in the 21st century (pp. 115-132). Ebsco Media.
  • Neukrug, E. (1998). Support and challenge: Use of metaphor as a higher level empathic response. In H. Rosenthal (Ed.), Favorite counseling and therapeutic techniques: 51 therapists share their most creative strategies (pp. 139-141). Accelerated Development.

Articles

  • Kalkbrenner, M., Neukrug, E., (2022). Mental health literacy screening on students in Hispanic serving institutions. Journal of Counseling and Development. Accepted.
  • Carlisle, K. L., Levitt, D. H., & Neukrug, E. (Accepted, 2020). Counselor perceptions of ethical behavior, take 2. Counseling and Values.
  • Kalkbrenner, M. T., Goodman-Scott, E., & Neukrug, E. (2020). Validation of high school students' scores on the revised fit, stigma, and value scale: Implications for school counseling screening. Professional School Counseling, 23(1), 1-10.
  • Kalkbrenner, M., & Neukrug, E. (2019). The utility of the revised Fit, Stigma, and Value Scale with counselor trainees: Implications for enhancing clinical supervision. The Clinical Supervisor, 38, 262-280.
  • Kalkbrenner, M. T., Neukrug, E., & Griffith, S. A. (2019). Appraising counselor attendance in counseling: The validation and application of the revised fit, stigma, and value scale. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 41(1), 21-35.
  • Kalkbrenner, M., & Neukrug, E. (2018). Identifying barriers to attendance in counseling among adults in the United States: Confirming the factor structure of the Revised Fit, Stigma, and Value Scale. The Professional Counselor, 8(3), 282-296.
  • Neukrug, E., Kalkbrenner, M., & Griffith, S. (2018). Is counseling for you? Social Work Helper.
  • Neukrug, E., Kalkbrenner, M. T., & Griffith, S. A. (2017). Barriers to counseling among human service professionals: The development and validation of the fit, stigma, & value (FSV) scale. Journal of Human Services, 37, 27-40.
  • Neukrug, E. (2017, February 2). Creative and novel approaches to empathy. Counseling Today.
  • Neukrug, E., Britton, B., & Crews, C. (2013). Common health-related concerns of men and their implications for counselors. Journal of Counseling and Development, 91, 390-397.
  • Bayne, H., Neukrug, E., Hays, D., & Britton, B. (2013). A comprehensive model for optimizing empathy in person-centered care. Patient Education and Counseling, 93(2), 209-215.
  • Neukrug, E., Bayne, H., Dean-Nganga, L., & Pusateri, C. (2013). Creative and novel approaches to empathy: A neo-Rogerian perspective. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 35(1), 29-42.
  • Neukrug, E., & Milliken, T. (2011). Counselors' perceptions of ethical behaviors. Journal of Counseling and Development. 89, 206-216.
  • Milliken, T., & Neukrug, E. (2009). Perceptions of ethical behaviors of human service professionals. Human Service Education, 29, 35-48.
  • Neukrug, E., Milliken, T., & Shoemaker, J. (2001). Counselor seeking behaviors of NOHSE practitioners, educators, and trainees. Human Service Education, 21, 45-58
  • Neukrug, E., & Milliken, T., & Walden, S. (2001). Ethical practices of credentialed counselors: An updated survey of state licensing boards. Counselor Education and Supervision, 41(1), 57-70.
  • Neukrug, E. (1996). Special feature: Ethical standards of human service professionals. Human Service Education, 16, 11-17.
  • Neukrug, E. (1996). A developmental approach to teaching ethical decision making. Human Service Education, 16, 19-36.
  • Neukrug, E., Lovell, C., & Parker, R. (1996). Employing ethical codes and decision-making models: A developmental process. Counseling and Values, 40, 98-106.
  • Schwab, R., & Neukrug, E. (1994). A survey of counselor educators' values on ethical concerns. Counseling and Values, 39(1), 42-55.
  • Neukrug, E., & Williams, G. (1993). Counseling counselors: A survey of values. Counseling and Values, 38(1), 51-62.
  • Neukrug, E., Healy, M., & Herlihy, B. (1992). Ethical practices of licensed professional counselors: An updated survey of State licensing boards. Counselor Education and Supervision, 32(2), 130-141.
  • Neukrug, E. (1991). Computer-assisted live supervision in counselor skills training. Counselor Education and Supervision, 31(2), 132-139.

EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. Danica Hays

Dr. Danica Hays

Dean & Professor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

DR. BRUCE WAMPOLD

DR. BRUCE WAMPOLD

Emeritus Professor

University of Wisconsin—Madison; Former Director, Research Institute, Modum Bad Psychiatric Center, Norway; Chief Scientist, Theravue.com

John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP

John C. Norcross, PhD, ABPP

Distinguished Professor & Chair of Psychology, University of Scranton. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, SUNY Upstate Medical University.


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