Sunday, October 01, 2006

Dr. Emener's Expanded Biography

WILLIAM G. EMENER, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus in, and the former Chair of, the Department of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, and a former Associate Dean, at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Additionally, he has worked as a rehabilitation counselor and supervisor as well as a rehabilitation counselor educator and program director at Murray State University, Florida State University, and the University of Kentucky. Dr. Emener's publications and writings include seven research monographs, 27 books, numerous book chapters in 28 different books, over 40 non‑ published professional papers, over 100 authored/co‑authored articles in 17 different professional refereed journals, and over 100 professional papers presented at professional association meetings. He also has been an editor/co‑editor of over 20 special publications, and was Co‑Editor of the Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling from 1978‑1982. While many of his books have been textbooks and professional readings, his more recent books are pop psych books, self-help books, and contemporary romance novels.

Dr. Emener's recognitions include being a recipient of the 1980 American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award, and a recipient of the National Rehabilitation Administration Association's The Advancement of Research in Rehabilitation Administration Award. He was the 1983‑1984 President of the National Rehabilitation Administration Association and the 1989‑1990 President of the National Council on Rehabilitation Education.

For 33 years, Dr. Emener also had a part-time private practice as a licensed psychologist in Florida and Kentucky, with specializations in employee assistance programs, marriage/couples counseling, and addictions/substance abuse counseling. A former college basketball player, Bill’s hobbies and interests now include playing his guitar and piano, fishing, boating, scuba diving, motorcycle riding, slow pitch softball, reading contemporary novels, playing golf, and occasionally walking a sandy beach with a six pack.