Advanced Group Training Institute


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2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

5999 Stevenson Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304

Last Updated:
March 23, 2006

Janice DeLucia-Waack is a professor of counseling, school and educational psychology as well as the Director of School Counseling at the University of Buffalo. Her major interests include: children of divorce, eating disorders, gender role identity, supervision, creative arts in counseling, and therapeutic factors in group work. Janice has written numerous books, articles, and chapters on the topic of group work. She also has presented at numerous conferences and for a variety of schools and organizations. Janice has also been recognized for her outstanding contribution to the group counseling field by being selected as a Fellow in the Association for Specialist in Group work and received the President’s Award from ASGW.

Ed Jacobs, coordinator of the master’s program in counseling at West Virginia University, is the founder and director of Impact Therapy Associates. He is a nationally certified counselor in West Virginia. He has been in private practice for more than 20 years. Each year, he does group counseling and impact therapy presentations for agencies, school districts and organizations throughout Canada, Europe and the United States. His professional publications include articles in books and journals as well as four books on counseling techniques, Impact Therapy; Creative Counseling Techniques: An Illustrated Guide; Group Counseling in Correctional Settings and Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills (now in its fourth edition). Jacobs was given the Professional Advancement Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the group-counseling field and selected as an ASGW fellow. He is known for his practical, down-to-earth style in both his presentations and his books.

Amy Nitza is an assistant professor and serves as the coordinator of school counselor education at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. She has a master's degree in mental health counseling from Purdue University and a doctorate in counseling psychology from Indiana University. She has experience counseling children, adolescents, and families in school and community settings, as well as in the supervision of school and agency counselor trainees. Her group work experiences involve leading a variety of process-oriented groups and children’s groups based in school settings. She is a recipient of an Association for Specialist in Group Work Emerging Leader Award. She is a full member of the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association.

Susan Warm is a school counselor at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her group work experience involves running groups for elementary school children and support groups for high school students. Her group work interests are in adventure based activities and psychoeducational groups. She is currently the ASGW Secretary and has been the recipient of the President's Award from ASGW.

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