Rita Sommers-Flanagan is a clinical psychologist and was a professor of counselor education at the University of Montana for over two decades. For many years, she served as a mental health consultant for the Vet Center in Missoula Montana and for Trapper Creek Job Corps. Rita has published textbooks, professional articles, book chapters, and poems. Some of these include an ethics text, a book for parents facing divorce, and other works co-authored with her husband, John Sommers-Flanagan. She has particular interests in feminist theory and therapy, as well as professional and applied ethics. In her spare time, she works on alternative energy projects, writing fiction, gardening, jogging, and being grateful for all the wonders and joys that life entails.