John M. Littrell, Ph.D., is the author of thirty-plus articles and five chapters in professional journals and books. During a Faculty Improvement Leave during the 1985-86 academic year, Dr. Littrell was a Fulbright Professor in Malaysia. His current area of interest is brief counseling, a way of speeding up the process of change. Dr. Littrell has presented twenty-five national and international brief counseling workshops for the American Counseling Association. Recently, he authored Brief Counseling in Action and produced five brief counseling videotapes. Currently, he is coauthoring a research-based book, Counselor as Educational Leader: Transforming a School Culture, based on an analysis of an outstanding elementary school counselor. In his spare time, he writes short-story mysteries based on famous counselors and therapists who solve murders that occur in their practice. Freud's story is titled Death on the Analyst's Couch.