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Amber L. Pope William & Mary School of Education, USA

Amber L. Pope, PhD, LPC, LMHC, CCTP is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at

William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she leads the Couple, Marriage, and Family

Counseling Area. She earned her graduate degrees in Counselor Education and Supervision at

the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Currently, she serves on the editorial boards

for the Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling and the Journal of Counseling Sexology and Sexual

Wellness. Additionally, she is the Research and Scholarship Committee Chair for the Association

of Counseling Sexology and Sexual Wellness and the Supervision Representative for the Virginia

Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. The Southern Association for Counselor

Education recognized her as an Emerging Leader. Dr. Pope’s research interests focus on culturally

responsive counselor education and supervision, primarily improving training in LGBTQ+

affirmative counseling and sexuality counseling. Her books include Sexuality Counseling: Theory,

Research, and Practice and the forthcoming coedited text, LGBTQ Affirmative Counseling: An

Evidence-Based Guide for Students and Practitioners. In addition to her own books, Dr. Pope has

contributed to chapters in multiple textbooks and has over twenty peer-reviewed counseling

research and practice publications. Dr. Pope is a licensed professional counselor and licensed

mental health counselor with certifications in clinical trauma work, telehealth, emotionally

focused therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Her clinical expertise is in couples

and family counseling, sexuality counseling, and LGBTQ+ affirming counseling. She lives in

Williamsburg, Virginia, with her husband and dog.