Farra O. Criswell is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in Mississippi. She has over twenty years of experience working at in-patient facilities, community mental health centers, schools, and private practice; she has worked with children, adolescents, and adults. She has two grown sons which has contributed to her desire to help boys and young men find […]
Kim “Tip” Frank, longtime school counselor and therapist, has had the privilege of helping thousands of students, formerly as a teacher, and more recently, as a counselor/therapist. Tip worked in the public school setting for over 20 years and now maintains a thriving, private counseling practice. He has authored and coauthored numerous books on topics […]
Robin Zorn has been a school counselor in Gwinnett for nearly three decades and has previously been named Georgia Elementary School Counselor of the Year. In October 2014, she was named one of five finalists for the School Counselor of the Year award by the American School Counselor Association, which recognizes school counselors who devote […]
Susan Whalley, author of Counselor’s Toolbox has assisted students and parents through the college search and application process for over 40 years. As a high school counselor, Susan is in daily contact with college admissions officers and has up-to-date knowledge about admissions trends, policies and issues affecting students. After earning her Masters of Education in Counseling from […]
Susan Verde grew up in a brownstone in the heart of Greenwich Village in New York City with her older brother Michael. She spent much of her time as a child clad in bell bottoms and rainbow suspenders, roller skating up and down her block with a skate key around her neck and a piece […]
Teshia Stovall Dula, Ed.S., began her career in 1995 as an Instructional Assistant for preschool and elementary school children. In 1998, she began working as a Professional School Counselor, and she is certified in PK-12 school counseling. Currently, she lives and works in Gwinnett County, Georgia, the most extensive school system in Georgia, with over […]
I have had a long and winding road of a career. My BS degree is from University of Maryland in Early Childhood Education. My MA degree is from Hood College in Community Counseling. I have been certified as a teacher in Maryland, Massachusetts and Virginia, over the years. I have been a RAMP recipient from […]
Rosanne Sheritz Sartori is an elementary school counselor, who has spent so much time trying to gather materials to use for classroom guidance sessions. Eventually, she decided to create her own lessons by making up stories, songs, raps, rhymes, and games to teach topics that met the American School Counseling Standards. Sheritz Sartori’s students enjoyed […]
Steven R. Shaw, NCSP, is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. He has been a school psychologist since 1988 with clinical and administrative experience in schools, hospitals, and independent practice. He has conducted workshops and consulted with educational policy makers to address the needs of […]
Rebecca Schmidt is an elementary school counselor at Lander Elementary School. She has taught second, third and fourth grades in Texas and has been a counselor for over 30 years, working in the Mayfield City School District for 29 years. Schmidt has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from The University of […]
Trevor Romain is an award-winning author and illustrator as well as a sought-after motivational speaker. His books have sold more than a million copies and been published in eighteen languages. For more than twenty years, Trevor has traveled the world, speaking to thousands of school-age children. Trevor is well known for his work with the […]
Jaya Raja Ashrafi, is a high school student who is passionate about social justice and treating children and teens with dignity and respect. She is an honors student and was the recipient of a civic action scholarship, where she learned about how tweens and teens can become involved in the fight against poverty, homelessness, substance […]
Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. His research explores the intersection of teens and technology, with a particular focus on cyberbullying, online social networking, and sexting. He travels around the United States (and abroad) training educators, counselors, law enforcement officers, […]
Melissa S. Ockerman, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor in the Counseling Program at DePaul University. A proud Buckeye, she graduated with a M.A. in School Counseling and Ph.D. in Counselor Education from The Ohio State University. Dr. Ockerman has established a strong research agenda focusing on school counselor leadership, the efficacy of school counseling interventions […]
Dr. Tricia Murin has been in the field of education for 29 years as an elementary/middle school teacher, elementary/middle school guidance counselor, elementary/high school principal, a curriculum director and is currently the Assistant Superintendent for the Central Cambria School District. Her publications include “If You’re Bothered and You Know It” published through YouthLight, Inc. This […]
Wendy L. Moss, Ph.D., ABPP, FAASP, has over thirty years’ experience working with children and families as a psychologist in schools, clinics, hospitals, and private practice. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology, is a certified school psychologist, and has been appointed as a fellow in the American Academy of School Psychology. She has also […]
Dr. Moon is an accomplished author and illustrator of guidance-related games, books, and DVDs. Operation Breaking the Boy Code & Operation Breaking the Girl Code, Operation Breaking the Middle School Code, Kicky the Mean Chick, How to Be a Bully – NOT!, and Good Friends/Bad Friends & How to Know the Difference are just some […]
Ron Miles, Ph.D. is an inspirational speaker and workshop leader who has presented motivational workshops for educators around the United States. Participants leave his workshops with an extensive collection of practical strategies and activities they can use with students. He is especially known for his work with alternative approaches for “cutting through” to difficult youth. […]
Paul C. McCabe, NCSP, is an associate professor of school psychology in the School Psychologist Graduate Program at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. McCabe is a New York State certified school psychologist, New York State licensed psychologist, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). He serves on the editorial boards of […]
Dr. Robert J. Manley graduated from Iona College with a BA in Spanish Language Arts and minors in Philosophy and Education. He completed his MA degree in the Humanities at Hofstra University and his Professional Diploma and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Educational Administration at St. John’s University. He taught Spanish language skills and served […]
Dr. Sameer Hinduja is a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center. He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social networking, concerns that have paralleled the exponential growth in online communication by young people. […]
Dr. Richard J. Hawkins graduated from Hofstra University with his BS in Music Education. He completed his MS in Education and Professional Diploma in Education Leadership at Long Island University. Rich received his doctorate in Educational Administration at Dowling College. He began his teaching career in the William Floyd School District as an instrumental music […]
Tim Handrich has served as the school counselor at J.R. Gerritts for 37 years. In many ways, he is the living embodiment of his school’s positive, supportive, student-centered, high quality learning environment. Although he’s accomplished many things in the past, he still brings his “A game,” each and every day. To start, Mr. Handrich is […]
Sue Graves is a former teacher and a published author. She writes fiction and nonfiction for children from preschool to high school. Sue is married and has four children and two grandchildren. She loves playing golf, painting watercolors, and walking in the countryside around her home in England.
Phyllis Kaufman Goodstein, LMSW, is an anti-bullying advocate, social worker, writer, and magician. She lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband Arnie, sons Eric and Steven, and dogs Bandit and Chewy. Phyllis is the author of 200+ Ready-to-Use Reproducible Activity Sheets That Help Educators Take a Bite Out of Bullying.
Sheila Garth is the founder of Artroots Integration. She is passionate about the social/ emotional, creative, and academic growth of students Sheila holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in education with a focus on school counseling from the University of West Alabama. Sheila has had the […]
Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., is a middle school counselor in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She received her undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Virginia and her M.Ed. in counseling from Old Dominion University. In a discussion with one of her UVA professors about her desire to stay in school forever, her mentor wisely responded, […]
Peter M. DeWitt, EdD is a former K–5 teacher (eleven years) and principal (eight years). He is a school leadership coach who runs competency-based workshops and provides keynotes nationally and internationally, focusing on school leadership (collaborative cultures and instructional leadership), as well as fostering inclusive school climates. Additionally, Peter coaches school-based leaders, directors, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, […]
Susan DeBell is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked with both adults and children. She has also worked as an Art Teacher, School Nurse, and School Counselor. A few years ago, DeBell decided to give a lesson in empathy, but to her surprise found that there were few children’s books on the subject. DeBell […]
Kathy Cooper, M.S.W. is known as an outstanding presenter with an extensive collection of creative and useful strategies for working with many different types of difficult students. People leave her workshops feeling “energized” and “full of many fresh ideas and strategies.” Kathy has worked with difficult youth as a social worker and school counselor where […]
Dr. Ciardiello received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Maryland, her Masters Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and her Ph.D. from Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work. She has written a book on group work with children and a book on group work with adolescents. She facilitates workshops and presentations at the national and […]
Paul Christelis has worked as a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and teacher. He is the director of School of Moments, an organization dedicated to teaching mindfulness to individuals, groups, and communities. He lives in London, England.
Stuart F. Chen-Hayes, Ph.D., is Program Coordinator and Associate Professor of Counselor Education/School Counseling at Lehman College of the City University of New York. He is also a part-time dissertation chair for Oregon State University’s Counselor Education/School Counseling Ph.D. program. Stuart has middle school, college student affairs, sexuality, family and couple, community mental health, and […]
Tonia Caselman, PhD, LCSW, is an Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma. She also maintains a private practice where she specializes in children and families. She is the author/co-author of several journal articles and books, including Impulse Control for Elementary Students, Impulse Control for Middle Schoolers, Boundaries, and Empathy: The Social Emotion. She is […]
Jennifer Carsey, MSW, currently works in Child Welfare as a Family Group Conferencing Facilitator. She has experience working with families and children in crisis particularly in the areas of addiction and trauma/abuse. She uses a systemic, solution-focused approach in her practice.
Denise M. Campbell, M.S., SLP, SDA, has enjoyed a dynamic career as a speech pathologist and later as a school district administrator. Over the years, she has conducted evaluations and provided instructional services to hundreds of children and developed positive relationships with families. She has worked with children affected by a myriad of disabilities. She […]
Stacey Burgess, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently providing mental health services in a public elementary school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She specializes with at-risk children living in poverty, many of whom are children of incarcerated parents. Stacey has a background in Child Welfare, and currently provides training for foster and adoptive parents. She […]
Rebecca Bowen, M.Ed. has worked for over 25 years in public schools as a special education teacher, school psychologist, and school counselor. She is deeply committed to developing emotional wellness in children and equipping educators and parents to support this growth. With her own three children grown and married, she has launched The Emotional Wellness Project™ […]
Leslie Davis, MEd, is a cofounder of Educational and Diagnostic Services, Inc., a comprehensive learning center based in South Florida. She is the coauthor of Study Strategies for Early School Success, Study Strategies Made Easy, and Vocabulary Unlimited. She lives in Weston, Florida.
Sandi Sirotowitz, MEd, is a cofounder of Educational and Diagnostic Services, Inc., and is the coauthor of Study Strategies for Early School Success, Study Strategies Made Easy, and Vocabulary Unlimited. She lives in Newton Center, Massachusetts.
Harvey C. Parker, PhD, is a clinical psychologist. A cofounder and former executive director of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), he has been highly involved in the advocacy for better understanding and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD. He is the author of The ADHD Hyperactivity Handbook for Schools and The Problem Solver […]
Ruth W. Begun, M.S., is president of The Society for Prevention of Violence (SPV), a nonprofit organization founded in 1972 dedicated to reducing asocial behaviors in children and adults through education.
Rick Auger has been involved in the field of children’s mental health for over twenty-five years. He was a school psychologist in an urban school district, a predoctoral intern in several outpatient mental health clinics, editor of Professional School Counseling, and has been a faculty member in the Department of Counseling and Student Personnel at Minnesota State […]
Elizabeth Verdick has been writing books since 1997, the year her daughter was born. Her two children are the inspiration for nearly everything she writes. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth edited books for children and parents. These days she writes books for babies, toddlers, teens, and every age in between. She especially loves creating new board […]
Donna Strom is/has been a child advocate since 1988 serving as a school teacher, school counselor, District Director of Special Education and Student Services, District Assistant Superintendent, and Author/Co-Author of 6 books related to Character Education, Manners, and Child/Adolescent Anxiety and Depression. Mrs. Strom has been a faith-based counselor part-time since 1997 and a full-time […]
Dr. Russell A. Sabella is currently a Professor in the Department of Counseling in the Marieb College of Health & Human Services, Florida Gulf Coast University and President of Sabella & Associates. Russ is author of numerous articles published in journals, magazines, and newsletters. He is co-author of three books including Stress Management (Faulkner Press, […]
Scott Ertl’s career began as a comedy magician and juggler. As a Goodwill Ambassador, he toured Russia, Denmark & Estonia with Patch Adams. After performing comedy magic and juggling for 11 years and over 3,000 circus and stage audiences, Scott ran away from the circus to join a school! Since 1996, he has enjoyed working […]
Tara’s 25 year journey has taken her from rural Florida, to Gang Territory in North Long Beach, CA, and to one of the largest high schools in Tennessee with students representing over 37 countries. She is recognized as a specialist in connecting with youth and building relationships with students and staff. Her career has impacted […]
Sue Smith-Rex, Ed.D. recently retired as a professor of Special Education from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. after thirty years of teaching in both public schools and higher education, she is now doing consulting work involving “at risk” issues and is the owner of a small business. In addition to co-authoring eleven books, she […]
Marianne B. Vandawalker is a former elementary school counselor from North Carolina. She has presented workshops at various state counseling conferences and is the co-founder of KalMar Workshops. Marianne is the author of several best-selling activity books including the Character Fun Game Kit.