Daniel Gutierrez is an Associate Professor in the Counseling program at the College of William & Mary, the Co-Director of the THRIVE Research and Intervention Center, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. He holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree in Counselor Education and mental health counseling from the University of Central Florida. His current research focuses on the process of thriving. This emerged from his previous work which examined culturally-responsive evidence-based practices in mental health counseling (i.e., what works best for whom and in what setting), mental health disparities, and the integration of spirituality into mental health counseling. These areas of inquiry converged on the theme of contemplation and he has since been interested in the role of contemplative practices in mental health. His research has found that the awareness and way of being developed in living a more contemplative life are paramount to thriving and whole-hearted living. Daniel also serves as the current president of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling and the Associate Editor for Quantitative Research for the Journal of Counseling & Development, and the Associate Editor for Theory for the Journal Counseling and Values.

This profile was last updated on November 29, 2021

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