Thelma Duffey PhD

Dr. Thelma Duffey is Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Counseling at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She was Founding President of the Association for Creativity in Counseling, a division within the American Counseling Association, and serves as Editor for the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, published by the Taylor & Francis Group. Dr. Duffey’s edited book, Creative Interventions in Grief and Loss Therapy: When the Music Stops, a Dream Dies, is published by the Haworth Press, Taylor & Francis Group. Her co-edited book, A Counselor’s Guide for Working with Men is published by the ACA Press. She is Guest Co-Editor for a Journal of Counseling and Development (JCD) Special Section on Relational Cultural Theory, and she was a JCD Guest Co-Editor for a Special Issue on Counseling Men. Dr. Duffey, who was founding Faculty Advisor for the Texas State University Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society chapter, has published over 50 peer reviewed journals and book chapters. She was the 2013 recipient of the TCA Professional Writing Award and the 2011 recipient of the ACES Distinguished Mentor Award. Dr. Duffey was inducted as an ACA Fellow in 2010, and her collaborative work on relational competencies and creativity received the 2010 TCA Research Award. In 2008, an award was established in her name by the ACC. Dr. Duffey received the 2006 ACA Professional Development Award and the 2006 ACES Counseling Vision and Innovation Award. She served two terms on the ACA Governing Council. Dr. Duffey is a UTSA Provost Fellow, President of the Texas ACES, SACES Secretary, and she has maintained a private counseling practice for 24 years.