Robert K. Conyne, Ph.D.

Vita Highlights

Education and Training

Syracuse University (A.B.)
Purdue University (M.S., Ph.D.)
University of California-Berkeley (Post Doc Internship)
University of Michigan (Post Doc Visiting Scholar)


My professional career has been focused on the teaching, researching, providing service, and scholarly writing in five broad areas:

  • Group Work
  • Prevention
  • Consultation
  • Ecological Counseling
  • International Applications

Summary of Involvement



NIMH (Prevention Training), FIPSE (Alcohol Prevention), US Department of Education (Healthy Families, Healthy Schools), University of Cincinnati (Faculty Development; Global Studies to China).


Major Service

President: Association for Specialists in Group Work (ACA); Division of Group Psychology & Psychotherapy (APA); Editor, Journal for Specialists in Group Work; Consultant and trainer multiple times in China (group work), Northern Ireland (suicide prevention); Kyrgyzstan (Soros Foundation); Accreditation Site Visit Chair; Governing Council Representative; Editorial Board Member; American Red Cross disaster mental health volunteer; Military Family Life Consultant (U.S. Department of Defense).



Group Work, Prevention, Consultation, Ecological Counseling to community groups, schools, businesses, international contexts.

International Relations


China (several group work training & consultation services provided in conjunction with Institute of Psychology of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Universities, such as Tsinghua, Beijing Normal, Beijing University, and others; Collaboration with Liuzhou, Cincinnati's "Sister City"); Northern Ireland (suicide prevention; Soros Foundation Fellow to American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan).


Major Honors

Fellow, Association for Specialists in Group work; American Psychological Association (several divisions); American Psychological Society (inactive); Distinguished Alumni Award of Distinction, Purdue University; Lifetime Achievement Award, Society of Counseling Psychology (APA) Prevention Section; Professional Advancement Award (ASGW); Eminent Career Award (ASGW); Neal R. Gamsky-Doublas H. Lamb Endowment Award for Outstanding Contributions to Student Counseling Center Research.

Scholarly Productivity

Emphases: Group Work, Prevention, Consultation, Ecological Counseling

  • For Books, see the books page.
  • For Chapters, Journal Articles, and Conference Presentations, view the full vita.