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Earl J. Ginter The University of Georgia, USA

Earl J. Ginter, Ph.D., LMFT, LPC is Professor Emeritus at The University of Georgia. Earlier in his career he worked at Nicholls State University as a counselor, teacher, and researcher. He also has over 38 years of experience working as a private practitioner. Before he retired on April 1, 2016 he served as the Director for the Division of Academic Enhancement at The University of Georgia. This academic unit worked with approximately 10,000 undergraduate, graduate, and international students each year offering them an array of skill-building services, academic courses which were designed to meet students’ academic concerns, and counseling services which included treating dissertation anxiety. Ginter was also responsible for managing the Division’s four federally funded TRiO programs for low-income and first-generation students, operation of the Division’s Learning Center, peer tutoring program, satellite and outreach services, and a special program developed to increase retention and graduation rates at the University. The special retention/graduation program was utilized by 10 academic schools/colleges at The University of Georgia. Other professional experiences include having served as the editor for both the Journal of Mental Health Counseling and the Journal of Counseling & Development. The latter journal is the flagship journal of the American Counseling Association with approximately 55,000 subscribers.  In addition, he served as the Contributing Editor for National Association of Rehabilitation Professionals in the Private Sector and the Associate Editor of the theory section of the Journal of Mental Health Counseling. Ginter has authored or coauthored numerous publications including journal articles, monographs, book chapters, and books, e.g., Group Counseling and Group Psychotherapy: Theory and Application by George M. Gazda, Earl J. Ginter, and Arthur M. Horne. Ginter’s publications have focused on issues that comprise the theoretical and practice aspects of counseling and marriage and family therapy. His research and assessment interests pertain to the application of developmental-based approaches to working with individuals, couples, families, and groups.