Dr. Eric W. Owens is an Associate Professor and Chairperson in the Department of Counselor Education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Owens is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor, an Approved Clinical Supervisor, and is a certified school counselor. He has worked extensively with clients in crisis in higher education and K-12 settings, and maintains a private practice in addition to his work as a faculty member. In his practice, he specializes in work with children, adolescents, and young adults who have survived traumatic experiences. Dr. Owens has written and presented at the state, regional, and national levels on issues related to crisis intervention and growth-focused approaches to trauma work.