Author Bio

My diverse professional background in psychotherapy practice, education, supervision, and research have worked synergistically with each element enhancing the others. For many years, I served as the Director of Counseling Services (which eventually included a Counseling Center plus separate Substance Abuse, Sexual Assault and Suicide Prevention units) at Valparaiso University in NW Indiana. During this time, I was also a faculty member in the Department of Psychology teaching in their accredited master’s mental health counseling program where I served two stints as its Program Chair. Based on my teaching, service, and scholarship, I was promoted to Full Professor. I have authored/edited 5 books, 10 book chapters, and 80 refereed journal articles. Within APA Governance, I have served as the Chair of the Board of Professional Affairs, Chair of the Membership Board, a member of its Policy and Planning Board and as co-creator and member of its Committee for the Advancement of General Applied Psychology. I also served two terms on its Council of Representatives and was an At-Large Member of the APA Board of Directors. Additionally, I was President of the Society for Consulting Psychology (APA Division 13) and am President-Elect for the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29). Licensed as a HSPP in Arizona and in Indiana with Board Certification in both Counseling and Organizational Psychology, I am currently expanding Life Enrichment Associates, a solo clinical and consultation practice which I developed in 1982.

Articles by Stewart E. Cooper, PhD, ABPP