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Jean F. Pierson Southern Oregon University, USA

J. Fraser Pierson, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, a National Certified Counselor, and a professor of psychology at Southern Oregon University, where she teaches a variety of upper division and graduate courses within the nationally accredited Mental Health Counseling program. Long inspired and informed by the humanistic and existential perspectives, Pierson’s scholarly interests include psychotherapist preparation and training, the transformation of women’s self and world view in relation to participation in adventurous sports, and personal meanings derived from profound experiences in the natural world. She has co-edited or contributed to numerous works, and regularly presents on topics pertaining to mental health counseling from an existential-humanistic perspective. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology. Dr. Pierson completed her doctoral work at the University of Georgia, and an APA approved internship at Student Counseling Services, Iowa State University. A psychotherapist, educator and clinical supervisor by profession, Pierson is a naturalist and mariner by avocation.