Thelma Duffey


     

Biography


Thelma Duffey, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair in the Department of Counseling at the University of Texas at San Antonio and Past President of the American Counseling Association. Dr. Duffey is currently Treasurer-Elect of the American Counseling Association. She co-directs the Academy for Crisis and Trauma Counseling within the Department of Counseling, and is co-editing a new book entitled, Crisis and Trauma Counseling: Strategies for Effective Practice, published by the American Counseling Association Press. In 2016, Dr. Duffey led a team of UTSA faculty who provided services and consultation to the Sandy Hook Elementary School and Newtown community.

Dr. Duffey was the Founding President of the Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACC), a division within the ACA, and she is Editor for the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. Dr. Duffey, an ACA Fellow, has received numerous leadership and research awards from professional organizations, including: the Counseling Vision and Innovation Award and the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision; the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision; the Professional Development Award from the American Counseling Association; the Dr. William E. Truax Founders Award, the Professional Writing Award, and the Research Award from the Texas Counseling Association; the Counselor Educator of the Year Award from the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision; and her collaborative publication on assessment practices in counselor education programs was recognized with the 2014 AARC Core Outstanding Outcome Research Award. The Association for Creativity in Counseling established an award in her name: the Thelma Duffey Vision and Innovation Award. She has over 60 peer-reviewed publications and three edited and co-edited books, Creative Interventions in Grief and Loss Therapy: When the Music Stops, a Dream Dies, A Counselor’s Guide to Working with Men, and Child and Adolescent Counseling Case Studies: Developmental, Systemic, Multicultural, and Relational Contexts.