John Sommers-Flanagan, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and professor of counselor education at the University of Montana. He has been a columnist for the Missoulian newspaper, a local public radio show co-host of "What Is It with Men?" and is coauthor of over 40 professional publications. John is a long-time member of both the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association and regularly presents professional workshops at the annual conferences of both these organizations. Rita Sommers-Flanagan, Ph.D., has been a professor of counselor education at the University of Montana for the past 21 years. Her favorite teaching and research areas are ethics and women's issues, and she served as the director of Women's Studies at the University of Montana, as well as the acting director of the Practical Ethics Center. She is also a clinical psychologist, and has worked with youth, families, and women for many years. She is the author or co-author of over 40 articles and book chapters. John and Rita work together as the mental health consultants for Trapper Creek Job Corps. Together, they have coauthored nine books, including How to Listen so Parents Will Talk and Talk so Parents Will Listen, Becoming an Ethical Helping Professional: Cultural and Philosophical Foundations, and Counseling and Psychotherapy Theories in Context and Practice: Skills, Strategies, and Techniques (all three from Wiley).
"Both the interviews and the discussions on the DVD for Clinical Interviewing are great. John and Rita Sommers-Flanagan are personable and engaging, down-to-earth and "real" while providing students with significant and thought-provoking conceptual material. This DVD will make you eager to teach!" ?Tom Batchelder, Deptartment of Psychology, Alma College, Alma, MI