Allen E. Ivey received his counseling doctorate from Harvard University and is distinguished Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Courtesy Professor, Counselor Education, University of South Florida, Tampa. He is past-President and Fellow of the Society for Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association, APA's Society for the Study of Ethnic and Minority Psychology, the Asian-American Psychological Association, and the American Counseling Association. He has received many awards throughout his career and has authored over 40 books and 200 articles and chapters. His works have been translated into 23 languages. His recent work has focused on applying Developmental Counseling and Therapy and neuroscience to the analysis and treatment of severe psychological distress.
Kathryn received her Master's in counseling from Cambridge College, Cambridge, Ma. She completed two years of field work in Boston public schools plus working in a clinical outpatient setting. She has earned her initial professional license and certification as a school adjustment counselor. Her focus has been on inner city youth and multicultural counseling. She also has 15 years of professional experience in public relations and communications. She now combines her counseling and past experience as Marketing and Communications Manager for Screening for Mental Health, Inc. Kathryn has published articles about mental health education, but this is her first contribution to a textbook.