CECP Professor serves on Sage Publications editorial board

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Sage Publications, Inc. announced the recent publication of The SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling. Encyclopedia Co-editors, Drs. Jon Carlson and Shannon Dermer at Governors State University invited Alan Hovestadt, Professor in Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology and Past-President of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, to serve on the Encyclopedia editorial board.

Hovestadt served for three years as member of a ten-person editorial board composed of nationally and internationally renowned researchers and scholars representing the professions of counseling, psychology, family therapy, social work and related disciplines. The editorial board brought together the wide body of literature and authors from many disciplines allowing for the creation of the encyclopedia to accurately tell the “complete and comprehensive story of working with couples, family, and marriage therapy.” The four-volume 1874 page Encyclopedia, developed over three years, is intended to serve as the most up-to-date and comprehensive resource available for students, practicing professionals and scholars. Hovestadt serves as Program Coordinator for the CECP department’s nationally recognized master’s degree program in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling which is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).