Dr. Sam Gladding

Email Address: stg@nullwfu.edu

Mailing Address: Department of Counseling, Box 7406, WFU, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

 

Faculty member at Wake Forest University since 1990

Education:

  • PhD in Family Relations, UNC-Greensboro
  • MA in Counselor Education, Wake Forest University
  • MA in Religion, Yale University
  • BA in History, Wake Forest University

Research and Special Interests:

Family Counseling, Professional Issues, Creativity in Counseling, and Group Counseling.

Awards (selected):

  • David K. Brooks Distinguished Mentoring Award, ACA 2011
  • Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award, ACA, 2010
  • Samuel T. Gladding Inspiration and Motivation Award, Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC), 2008
  • Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian & Caring Person, ACA, 2007
  • Fellow, ACA, 2007

Professional Service (selected):

  • President, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC), 2018-2020
  • Chair, American Counseling Association Foundation, 2010-2011
  • President, American Association of State Counseling Licensure Boards, 2010-2011
  • President, American Counseling Association (ACA), 2004-2005
  • President, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), 1996-1997
  • President, Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), 1993-1994
  • President, Chi Sigma Iota, 1989-1990

Counseling Experience:

  • Volunteer Counselor for CareNet of the Triad

Professional Licensure and Memberships (selected):

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA)
  • Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC)
  • International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC)
  • Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

Books (selected):

  • Alderson, K. G., & Gladding, S. T. (2020). A concise guide to opioid addiction for counselors. American Counseling Association.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2020). Off the courthouse square: A memoir of my first 21 years of life. Library Partner Press.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2020). Group work: A counseling specialty (8th ed.). Pearson.
  • Gladding, S. T., & Alderson, K. (2019). Choosing the right counselor for you. American Counseling Association.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2019). Family therapy: History, theory, and practice (7th ed.). Pearson.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2018). The counseling dictionary: Concise definitions of frequently used words in counseling (4th ed.). American Counseling Association.
  • Gladding, S. T., & Newsome, D. W. (2018). Clinical mental health counseling in community and agency settings (5th ed.) Pearson.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2018) Counseling: A comprehensive profession (8th ed.). Pearson (Translated into Russian, Polish, Swedish, Indonesian, Chinese, Korean, also a Canadian edition).
  • Gladding, S. T. (2016) The creative arts in counseling (5th ed.). American Counseling Association.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2016) The history of Wake Forest University, volume 6. Library Partners Press.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2016) Reflections: 101 Poems. Library Partners Press.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2015). Counseling theories for human services practitioners: Essential concepts and applications. Pearson.

Book Chapters (selected):

  • Gladding, S. T. (2016).  Professional involvement for counselors.  In T. Kimbel & D. H. Levitt (Eds.). A guide to graduate programs in counseling (pp. 125-138). Oxford University Press.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2012). Art in counseling. In C.A. Malchiodi (Ed.), Handbook of art therapy (2nd ed.) (pp. 263-274). Guilford.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2010). Creativity and spontaneity in groups. In R. K. Conyne (Ed.), The Oxford handbooks of group counseling (pp. 383-396). Oxford University Press.
  • Gladding, S. T., & Martin, B. (2010). Creativity and self-esteem in later life. In M. Guindon (Ed.) Self-esteem across the lifespan (pp. 311-323). Routledge.

Journal Articles (selected):

Films:

  • Gladding, S. T. (2019). Adventures in mental health (25 minute animated film, based on my book, Becoming a counselor: The light, the bright, and the serious). Alexandria, VA: Alexander Street Press.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2018). Humor, health, and healing: When to use levity in counseling. American Counseling Association: Alexandria, VA.

Podcasts:

Professional Presentations (selected):

  • Gladding, S. T. (2020, November). Every dog reads Rogers: Promoting positive mental health
    through counseling, prevention, & advocacy.
    Virginia Counseling Association Conference (Virtual Keynote Presentation).
  • Gladding, S. T. (2020, October). Becoming more creative as a counselor: Putting theoretical concepts into practice. Nebraska Counseling Association Conference (Virtual Presentation).
  • Gladding, S. T. (2020, May). Change and the power of stories in the profession of counseling. 2020 Graduating Class of Virginia Tech Counseling Students. Blacksburg, Virginia (Virtual Presentation).
  • Gladding, S. T. (2020, March). Creativity in counseling. Arizona Counseling Association Webinar.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2020, March). Ways of promoting excellence in counseling. University of Iowa, Department of Counselor Education, Iowa City, IA.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2020, February). The promotion of counseling and mental health through humor. North Carolina Counseling Association Conference, Charlotte, NC.
  • Gladding, S. T. (202o, January). Teaching family counseling through the media and literature. International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2019, November). The three-dimensional approach to behavioral health: The biopsychosocial model. Second International Interdisciplinary Congress on Behavioral Health, Doha, Qatar.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2019, November). Family therapy today: Theory and practice. Department of Social Science Seminar. Doha Institute of Graduate Studies, Qatar University Doha, Qatar.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2019, November). Developing interdisciplinary research in behavioral health. Second International Interdisciplinary Congress on Behavioral Health, Doha, Qatar.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2019, November). Treatment issues, techniques, & strategies for abuse and addiction in families. Grand Rounds, Behavioral Healthcare Center, Doha, Qatar.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2019, October). Teaching family counseling through the media: Literature and film. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision National Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2019, September). Building bridges in counseling: Constructive ways of working (Keynote). Michigan Counseling Association Conference, Detroit, MI.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2019, March). Counseling poems and personal narratives: A writing wellness approach for counselors. American Counseling Association Conference. New Orleans, LA.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2019, March). International scholars’ roles in counseling: How to develop leadership and advocacy. Korean Counseling Association – International Chapter. New Orleans, LA.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2019, January). Teaching family counseling in counselor education through the media (3 hour workshop). International Association of Marriage and Family Association World Conference. New Orleans, LA.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2019, February). Using the creative arts in counseling (3 hour keynote & workshop). Texas Tech University Counseling Conference, Lubbock, TX.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2018, January). You’ve come a long way counseling but where are you going? (Keynote). American Association of State Counseling Boards, San Antonio, TX.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2018, February). The positives of groups: Their place in strengthening the common good (Keynote). Association for Specialists in Group Work, Savannah, GA.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2018, April). Running groups: What graduate & new professionals need to know. American Counseling Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2018, April). Metaphors and counseling: A potent combination for promoting choice and change. American Counseling Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2018, April). Humor, health, and healing: When to use levity in counseling. American Counseling Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2017, April). The use of creativity in counseling across the lifespan (Keynote). Arizona Counseling Association Conference. Phoenix, AZ.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2017, March). The creative arts in counseling: How, where, and when to use them. American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2017, March). Conveying information: Lessons  from homiletics, Ted Talks, and Carl Rogers. American Counseling Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2017, February). Joining together: 101 techniques to use in groups. North Carolina Counseling Association, Durham, NC.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2017, February). Advancing groups: Some ways to facilitate groups (workshop). North Dakota Counseling Association Conference, Bismarck, ND.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2017, February). Imagination, perspiration,  and the process of being creative in counseling (Keynote). North Dakota Counseling Association Conference, Bismarck, ND.
  • Gladding, S. T. (2017, February). Creating creative approaches for couples and families: Transforming the tragic into magic (Keynote). International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Consultations:

  • Suldo, S. M., Fefer, S. & Zhuang, S. K. (2020). Efficacy of a selective intervention to improve middle school students’ subjective well-being. Grant funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (A cooperative three-year research project between the University of Massachusetts -Amherst and the University of South Florida. I am a 2 to 3 day a year consultant on this project providing information on group work).
  • Ernst & Young, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Family wellbeing project. A six-month research project into how to promote wellbeing in UAE families (My consultant role is as an expert on family wellbeing for 10 days of the project).
  • Counselling Programme faculty, University of the West Indies, Mona (Curriculum consultation for their 3-year online counselling programme to countries in the Caribbean).

Personal:

Enjoys, tennis, swimming, walking, writing, humor and Wake Forest athletics. Clarified my life when I married because my wife is named “Claire.” We are the parents of three sons in their early 30s. Additional information on my interests is available here.