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Edward S. Neukrug Old Dominion University, USA

Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Edward S. Neukrug obtained his B.A. in psychology from SUNY (State University of New York) Binghamton, his M.S. in counseling from Miami University of Ohio, and his doctorate in counselor education from the University of Cincinnati. He currently holds a number of credentials, including being a nationally certified counselor (NCC), licensed professional counselor (LPC), Human Services–Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP), and licensed psychologist. 

After teaching and directing a graduate program in counseling at Notre Dame College in New Hampshire, he accepted a position at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia, where he currently is Professor of Counseling and Human Services and former chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling. In addition to teaching, Dr. Neukrug has worked as a substance abuse counselor, a counselor at a crisis center, an outpatient therapist at a mental health center, an associate school psychologist, a school counselor, and a private practice psychologist and licensed professional counselor. 

Dr. Neukrug has held a variety of positions in counseling and human services in local, regional, and national professional associations. In addition, he has received a number of grants and contracts with school systems and professional associations. He has received numerous honors and awards, including being designated a “University Professor” at Old Dominion University, in recognition of his teaching, research, and professional service. He has been a speaker on numerous radio and TV shows, including WBAI in New York City and National Public Radio, Virginia.

Dr. Neukrug has written more than 60 articles and chapters in books and has presented at dozens of conferences. In addition to this encyclopedia, he has published eight books: (1) Counseling Theory and Practice; (2) The World of the Counselor (fifth edition); (3) Experiencing the World of the Counselor: A Workbook for Counselor Educators and Students (fourth edition); (4) Theory, Practice and Trends in Human Services: An Introduction to an Emerging Profession (fifth edition); (5) Skills and Techniques for Human Service Professionals; (6) Skills and Tools for Today’s Counselors and Psychotherapists; (7) Essentials of Testing and Assessment for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists (third edition); and (8) Brief Orientation to Counseling: Professional Identity, History, and Standards. He has also developed a DVD that illustrates the major theories of counseling and another that demonstrates important counseling skills and techniques. 

In addition to his books, Dr. Neukrug has been developing an interactive and animated website titled Great Therapists of the Twentieth Century (, where you can “meet” some of the major theorists of counseling and psychotherapy and learn more about them and their theories. He has also developed an interactive survey where you can identify your view of human nature and examine which school of therapy it is closest to ( 

Dr. Neukrug is married to Kristina Williams Neukrug. They have two children, Hannah and Emma.