About the Author
Linda Seligman was professor emeritus at George Mason University, where she was director of the doctoral program in education and in charge of the Community Agency Counseling Program. She also taught at Johns Hopkins, Walden University, and Marymount University. A prolific author, she published more than eighty books, book chapters, and professional articles. Past president of the Virginia Mental Health Counselors Association, Seligman was editor of the Journal of Mental Health Counseling and also served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling and Development and the Virginia Counselors Journal. She was selected as a Distinguished Professor by George Mason University and, in 1990, was named Researcher of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association, which presented her with the Counselor of the Year Award in 2008.
Lourie W. Reichenberg is in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia. Her practice includes people with a broad range of concerns and mental disorders, notably adjustment, mood, and anxiety disorders. Reichenberg has a particular interest in working with people who have lost family members to suicide, people in crisis, and as a part of the treatment team for people with bipolar disorder. In addition to individual and couples counseling, she also provides workshops and educational programs to community governmental and mental health agencies and also offers training and supervision to people seeking licensure as counselors, as well as to practicing clinicians.