Gerald Juhnke, Ph.D.

Interim Department Chair and Professor, Counseling, Counseling

Gerald Juhnke, Ph.D.


Gerald A. Juhnke, Ed.D., LPC, NCC, MAC, ACS is a Professor and the Interim Counseling Department Chair, in the College of Education and Human Development at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a former UTSA Graduate School Associate Dean and the founding Counseling Department Doctoral Program Director. Jerry is a Fellow of the American Counseling Association, past Fellow of the North Carolina Governor’s Institute on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, and past Fellow for The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Center for the Study of Social Issues, Division on Youth Aggression and Violence. Jerry is also the past president of both the Association for Assessment in Counseling and the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counseling. He is a past Co-Chair of the ACA Council of Journal Editors, past Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, and past Associate Editor of the Journal of Counseling and Development. He has published over 100 publications including 13 textbooks on topics ranging from assessment, suicide, addictions, family therapy, and bullying. Jerry authored one novel and 18 assessment instruments including the Juhnke-Balkin Life-Balance Inventory, the Adapted-SAD PERSONS Suicide Assessment Scale, the Juhnke, Henderson, & Juhnke Child Abuse and Neglect Risk Assessment Scale, and the Human Sexual Trafficking Quick Assessment Scale. His books have been published in some of the most prestigious and respected Professional Counseling outlets including Oxford University Press, Brunner-Routledge, Merrill-Pearson, and the American Counseling Association Press. Jerry opened his first independent practice in 1986 and began academic teaching in 1991. He was a Professor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Director of the Nicholas Vacc Counseling Department Clinic from 1992 until 2004 when he became Professor and founding Doctoral Program Director in the Department of Counseling at The University of Texas at San Antonio.


  • B.S. in Major
  • M.S. in Major