Brandï¿½ Flamez Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is a professor in the Counselor Education & Supervision program at Walden University. She has over a 100 national and international presentations, and has authored or coauthored several book chapters and referred articles. She is the author of the upcoming textbook, "Diagnosing and Treating Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals." She serves on the ACA Governing Council, is chair of the ACA Publications Committee, and serves as the President for the Association for Humanistic Counselors (AHC). She is the recipient of numerous national awards including the ACA Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person, the International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) Distinguished Mentor Award, ï¿½and the AHC Humanistic Clinician Award.