Robyn S. Hess is a Professor and Chair of the Department of School Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. She earned her doctorate in School Psychology in 1993 and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology in 1987. Dr. Hess blends her experience as a counselor, school psychologist, and academician together to provide a scholarly, yet practical, approach to understanding counseling and mental health promotion within schools. She has published both nationally and internationally in the areas of culturally responsive assessment and intervention strategies, coping and stress in children and adolescents, and school completion among high-risk youth. Her teaching assignments over the last five years have included an introductory counseling practicum and childrenï¿½s mental health.