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Dr. Ed Neukrug


Experience & Achievements

Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Ed Neukrug obtained his B.A. in psychology from SUNY Binghamton, his M.S. in counseling from Miami University of Ohio, and his doctorate in counselor education from the University of Cincinnati.

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 a Professor of Counseling and Chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services. In addition to teaching, Dr. Neukrug has worked as a counselor at a crisis center, an outpatient therapist at a mental health center, an associate school psychologist, a school counselor, and as a private practice psychologist and licensed professional counselor.

Dr. Neukrug has held a variety of positions in local, regional, and national professional associations in counseling and human services. In addition, he has published dozens of articles, book chapters, and related publications. Dr. Neukrug has also developed a number of helping and counseling videos, an interactive and animated website entitled Great Therapists of the Twentieth Century, a survey to assess one’s theoretical orientation, and more. Some of these materials can be found at his open-access website: www.odu.edu/~eneukrug.

Dr. Neukrug is well known for the 12 books and multiple editions he has published, which include: (1) The Dictionary of Counseling and Human Services, (2) Skills and Techniques for Human Service Professionals, (3) Counseling Theory and Practice (2nd ed.), (4) The World of the Counselor (5th. ed.), (5) Experiencing the World of the Counselor: A Workbook for Counselor Educators and Students (4th ed.), (4) Theory, Practice and Trends in Human Services: An Introduction to An Emerging Profession (6th ed.),  (7) Essentials of Testing and Assessment for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists (3rd ed.), (8) A Brief Orientation to Counseling: Professional Identity, History, and Standards (2nd ed.), (9) Skills and Tools for Today's Counselors and Psychotherapists, (10) Counseling and Helping Skills: Critical Techniques for Becoming a Counselor, (11) The Sage Encyclopedia of Theory in Counseling and Psychotherapy, and (12) Contemporary Theories of Counseling.

Dr. Neukrug has received numerous awards and accolades over the years, including twice being the recipient the prestigious President's Award from the National Organization of Human Services and the Fellows Award from the American Counseling Association. Dr. Neukrug is married to Kristina Williams-Neukrug and has two children, Hannah and Emma.