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Meet Dr. David Capuzzi, Professor Emeritus
Meet Dr. David Capuzzi, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Capuzzi was a faculty member in the Department of Counselor Education at PSU for 26 years and served as program coordinator, department chair, and assistant dean. He is available to current students and alums intersted in obtaining assistance with involvement in professional organizations, career development in counseling networks, or developing a consulting practice. See his website (link below) and then contact him via email.

David Capuzzi, PhD, LPC, NCC, is a graduate of Florida State University and licensed as a counselor in Oregon. He is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors as an NCC. Currently, he is a senior faculty associate in the department of counseling and human services at Johns Hopkins University and a member of the core faculty in the PhD in counselor education and supervision in the School Counseling and Social Services at Walden University. He is professor emeritus at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. From 2007-2009, he served as affiliate professor at Pennsylvania State University. He is past president of the American Counseling Association (ACA) which spans 51 countries.

A frequent keynoter and workshop presenter 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 adolescents at risk for suicide. He has facilitated the development of suicide prevention, crisis management, and postvention programs in communities throughout the United States; provides training on the topics of youth at risk, grief and loss, group work and other topics; and serves as an invited adjunct faculty member at other universities as time permits. He is the first recipient of ACA's Kitty Cole Human Rights Award and also a recipient of Leona Tyler Award in Oregon. He was inducted as an ACA Fellow in 2008 and is the 2010 recipient of ACA's Kathleen and Gilbert Wrenn Humanitarian and Caring Person Award.

Dr. Capuzzi is author and/or co-editor of numerous publications including nine textbooks used in counselor education departments and programs in this and other countries.

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