About the Author
is an Associate Professor in the Counseling Department at California State University, Fullerton. She has co-authored a workbook/video with Michael Altekruse called Building the Relationship: Common Errors in Helping (2005). She has presented at many conferences at the state, regional, national, and international levels in the areas of diversity, supervision, stress reduction, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Leah has an interest in the areas of counseling theory, supervision, spirituality in counseling, and cultural diversity, specifically with biracial populations. She has taken leadership roles with various regional and national organizations.
Jeffrey A. Kottler, PhD, one of the most prolific authors in the fields of psychology and education, is professor of counseling at California State University, Fullerton. He has authored more than a dozen texts for counselors and teachers that are used in universities around the world, as well as a dozen books each for practicing therapists and educators. Some of his most highly regarded works include: Counseling Skills for Teachers, On Being a Therapist, Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, Learning Group Leadership, and Changing People’s Lives While Transforming Your Own. Jeffrey has worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, university, community college, and private practice settings. He served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru (1980) and Iceland (2000) and has been a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Nepal.