Samuel T. Gladding is a professor in and director of the Counselor Education Program at Wake Forest University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of North Carolina, a National Certified Counselor, and a National Certified Mental Health Counselor. Dr. Gladding is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
Dr. Gladding received a B.A. and M.A. Ed. from Wake Forest University, an M.A.R. from Yale University, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is the author of numerous publications including Family Therapy: History, Theory, and Practice (3rd ed). He is the former editor of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work and former president of the Alabama Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Gladding is married to the former Claire Tillson. They are the parents of three children. As a family they enjoy travel, camping, and attending athletic and artistic events.
Family Therapy: Universal and Unique Approaches - Video
Through a series of entertaining, brief, and instructional role plays, Dr. Gladding reviews several universals of family treatment approaches, such as types of communication patterns, rules, and feedback. This role play shows an example of a mediator listening to families discuss their day, and giving honest feedback about how statements have affected them.