Dr. Samuel T. Gladding PhD

Professor of Counseling, Wake Forest University

Samuel T. Gladding is a professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University. He is a fellow in the American Counseling Association (ACA) and its former president. He has also served as president of the American Association of State Counseling Boards, Chi Sigma Iota, and three ACA divisions: ACES, ASGW, and IAMFC. He is an ASGW fellow and the former editor of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work.   Dr. Gladding has authored 45 books, 87 scholarly articles, 22 book chapters, 10 teaching videos, and 45 poems. He was a mental health first responder to the 9/11 attack in New York, has twice been a Fulbright Specialist (Turkey & China), and is the recipient of ACA’s Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person. The Association for Creativity in Counseling and ACA have each named awards in his honor.   Dr. Gladding received his degrees from Wake Forest, Yale, and UNC-Greensboro. He is married to Claire Tillson Gladding and the father of three.