Allen J. Ottens, Ph.D. , is Professor Emeritus atNorthern Illinois University and graduate of the University of Illinois. He was Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and on thestaffs of three university counseling centers---Cornell, Villanova, and NIU. He is a licensed psychologist in Illinois, NewYork, and Pennsylvania and holds Type 73 and 75 certificates in Illinois. Dr.Ottens served as faculty chair or coordinator of counseling for six years,coordinator of internship for two years, and three years as Counseling Labdirector. He has been on the editorial review board of two journals, CounselorEducation & Supervision and Crisis Intervention and Brief Therapy.He co-edited the book, Sexual violence on campus: Policies, programs, andperspectives recently published in the Springer Series on Family Violence. Some of his professional interests includecounseling theory, crisis intervention, counseling older persons, andcounseling's role in primary health care.