Vance Austin has spent 27 in the field of special education as a teacher, counselor, professor, and administrator. While his principal occupation is that of college professor preparing teachers for the classroom, he continues to work part time at a special school for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. He serves as a member on the NYS Panel for Child Specific Intervention Reviews relative to students with serious emotional disturbance (SED). He has written manuscripts and research articles related to working with students with disabilities as well as a chapter contribution to a text for general educators working with this population.
Daniel T. Sciarra, PhD, LCMHC, NCC, is professor of Counselor Education. Fluently in Spanish, he sees Latino children, adolescents, and families through the Stamford Child Guidance Center in Stamford, CT. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters on the subject of multicultural counseling, Dr. Sciarra is the author of two books, Multiculturalism in Counseling (Peacock, 1999) and School Counseling: Foundations and Contemporary Issues (Brook/Cole, 2004). A former school counselor with the New York City Board of Education, Sciarra holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University, a master’s degree in counseling from Boston College, and a bachelor’s degree in English education from Fairfield University. He is a licensed psychologist, licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC), and a national certified counselor (NCC).