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Amber L. Pope William & Mary School of Education, USA

Amber L. Pope, PhD, LPC, LMHC, CCTP is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, where she leads the Couple, Marriage, and Family Counseling Area. She earned her graduate degrees in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Currently, she serves on the editorial boards for the Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling and the Journal of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness. Additionally, she is the Research and Scholarship Committee Chair for the Association of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness, and the Supervision Representative for the Virginia Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. The Southern Association for Counselor Education recognized her as an Emerging Leader. Dr. Pope’s research interests focus on culturally responsive counselor education and supervision, primarily improving training in LGBTQ+ affirmative counseling and sexuality counseling. Her books include Sexuality Counseling: Theory, Research, and Practice and the forthcoming co-edited text, LGBTQ Affirmative Counseling: An Evidence-Based Guide for Students and Practitioners. In addition to her own books, Dr. Pope has contributed to chapters in multiple textbooks and has over 20 peer-reviewed counseling research and practice publications. Dr. Pope is licensed professional counselor and licensed mental health counselor with certifications in clinical trauma work, telehealth, emotionally focused therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Her clinical expertise is in couples and family counseling, sexuality counseling, and LGBTQ+ affirming counseling. She lives in Williamsburg, Virginia with her husband and dog.