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Ed Jacobs, PhD, LPC

Associate Professor and
Program Coordinator, Counseling Education

West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Counseling Psychology

Office: 502D Allen Hall
Phone: 304-293-2177

Dr. Ed Jacobs is a professor in the Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology Department at the WVU College of Education and Human Services, where he has taught for more than 30 years. He currently is serving as the coordinator of the masters program in counseling. He is also the founder and director of Impact Therapy Associates which offers private counseling and 25-30 presentations a year. Presentations are often 1-2 day workshops, 1-3 hour programs at national or state conferences, or keynote addresses to state conferences or large organizations. Dr. Jacobs was a national presenter for the American Counseling Association.

Dr. Jacobs has written six books:  Impact Therapy: The Courage to CounselImpact TherapyCreative Counseling: An Illustrated GuideGroup Counseling: Strategies and SkillsGroup Counseling in Correctional Settings, and  How to Select and Apply Change Strategies in Groups. He completed his undergraduate and masters work in psychology at the University of Texas in Austin and his doctoral work in counselor education at Florida State University in Tallahassee. He currently teaches graduate courses in counseling techniques, counseling theories, group counseling, addiction counseling, crisis counseling, and grief counseling. Dr. Jacobs also supervises students who are in practicum and internship. In the past, he has taught marriage and family counseling, counseling regarding sexual issues, advanced techniques, and adolescent and adult counseling.

Dr. Jacobs has served as an on-going consultant with different school districts and drug and alcohol agencies. In the summers, for a change in scenery, he often teaches at other universities in the United States. Dr. Jacobs also spends considerable time mentoring and working with the associates who are offering Impact Therapy throughout North America.

Dr. Jacobs was selected as a Fellow in the Association for Specialists in Group Work and also received in 2003, the Professional Development award from that association.

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