David Capuzzi PhD

Senior Core Faculty, School of Counseling, Walden University, School of Counseling, Walden University

David Capuzzi, Ph.D., is a past president of ACA and is employed part-time by Walden University. He is Professor Emeritus at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. He has authored a number of textbook chapters and monographs on the topic of preventing adolescent suicide and authored or co-edited ten textbooks used for counselor education courses. A frequent speaker and keynoter at professional conferences and institutes, Dr. Capuzzi has also consulted with a variety of school districts and community agencies interested in initiating prevention and intervention strategies for children and adolescents at risk for suicide. He provides training on the topics of youth at risk, grief and loss, group work, components of helping relationships, and establishing therapeutic presence with clients. He is the first recipient of ACA's Kitty Cole Human Rights award, an ACA Fellow, the 2010 recipient of the Kathleen and Gilbert Wrenn Humanitarian and Caring Person Award, the 2016 ACES mentorship Award and was named an outstanding alumni of the School of Education at Florida State University.