Chair and professor of counseling Samuel T. Gladding is sharing his expertise with educators and students in China during a month-long stay as a Fulbright Specialist scholar. In May and June, he is presenting a series of lectures and demonstrations regarding counseling theories and group work.
“It is an opportunity to share my knowledge, to further the counseling profession in a different country, and to learn more about Chinese culture,” said Gladding, who also went to Turkey in 2010 as a Fulbright Specialist.
Gladding has written numerous books, book chapters and articles on family therapy and other counseling topics. His most recent book, “Counseling: A Comprehensive Profession” (Prentice-Hall, 7th edition), has been translated into Chinese.
Fulbright Specialists are selected for short-term teaching opportunities by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, which administers the Fulbright programs for the U.S. state department. Once accepted as a Fulbright Specialist, professors must then be invited to teach in a country. He was invited by Zhangzhou Normal University.
Gladding is the first Wake Forest faculty member to be named a Fulbright Specialist. A former president of the American Counseling Association, he was once cited as among the top 1 percent of contributors to the Journal of Counseling and Development, the flagship journal of the American Counseling Association.