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Benjamin T. Willis University of Scranton, USA

Ben T. Willis is an Assistant Professor and co-Program Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.  He regularly teaches and supervises master’s in counseling students in research methods, assessment and diagnosis, group process and practice, professional issues, practicum, and internship.  Dr. Willis received his M.S. with a specialization in Couples and Family Counseling and his Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the UNC Chapel Hill.  He is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in North Carolina as well as a National Certified Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor.  He has experience counseling in community agency, private practice, and college university settings working with a variety of presenting concerns including mood, anxiety, identity, relationship, development and adjustment, sexuality, substance issues, child abuse/neglect, and health concerns.  He has completed an externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and utilizes a developmental and wellness approach in working with clients and students.  His research is focused around how people develop and change their self-conceptualization of specific identities as well as their general sense of self.