Robert K. Conyne, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati


President, Charting Your Personal Future


Professionally, I am a Professor Emeritus from the University of Cincinnati, and a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Counselor.

Personally, I am a husband (whose wife is Lynn Rapin, also a psychologist), father of two adult children, grandfather of three, and "parent" of a Goldendoodle.  Born and raised in Upstate New York and its North Country with my parents and  3 siblings, I've lived and worked in Cincinnati for 40 years.  But the center of our geography can be found in our Northern Ontario island cottage.

I've spent my 40-year+ career teaching, researching, writing about, and practicing group work, ecological approaches, and prevention in counseling psychology, with the overall intent of improving lives and the world around us. 

As President of Charting Your Personal Future, I assist prospective and current retirees to anticipate and prosper from the challenges that face everyone as they move into and through the important life transition of retirement. 

Over my career at Illinois State University and the University of Cincinnati,  I've published some 21 books and over 200 scholarly articles and papers on areas of expertise: Prevention, group work, and ecological counseling.  For more about this work and other areas, please refer to the short-form of my professional vita/resume, which is available through this website; my full vita can be viewed through contacting me at:

Educational Background


Some Honors

A.B., Syracuse University (1962-66)

M.S. and Ph.D., Purdue University (1966-70)

Postdoctoral APA-approved Internship, University of California-Berkeley (1970-71)

Postdoctoral Training & Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan (1979-80)

University of Cincinnati, Professor of Counseling, Associate Vice Provost, Program Director, Department Head (1980-2006)

President, Charting Your Personal Future, a company delivering preventive mental health services, featuring retirement transition (2006-)

Preventive mental health consultant and counselor as Department of Defense contractor, to U.S. Military personnel on bases and posts internationally and within U.S. (2009-2018)

Illinois State University, Professor of Counselor Education & Staff Psychologist, Student Counseling Center (1971-1979)

Trustee Scholarship, Syracuse University , 1962-1966

Doctoral Fellowship, Title IV National Defense Education Act, Purdue University, 1966-1970

Two Fulbright Specialist appointments: Chulalongkorn University, Thailand and University of Malaya, Malaysia

Fellow of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, and the American Psychological Society

Distinguished Education Alumni Award of Distinction, Purdue University

Lifetime Achievement Award, Prevention Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association 

Presidential Citation, American Counseling Association

Soros Fellow, University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair, Seattle University

Neal R. Gamsky & Douglas H. Lamb Outstanding Research Award, Illinois State University


Resume/Vita:  Brief Summary

view short vita

(full vita available on request)

Robert Conyne

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