David Capuzzi


PhD, MA, BA, Florida State University

Research Interests

Counseling at-risk youth; addictions counseling; suicide prevention; group work; career counseling; theories of counseling couples; marriage, and family counseling


Dr. Capuzzi is licensed as a counselor in Oregon and is professor emeritus at Portland State University. He is a recipient of the Leona E. Tyler Award from the Oregon Counseling Association. For more than 20 years, he served as senior faculty associate in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at Johns Hopkins University. From 2007 to 2009, he served as affiliate professor at Pennsylvania State University. In addition to being a former president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), he was the first recipient of the ACA’s Kitty Cole Human Rights Award. He was inducted as an ACA fellow in 2008 and received the ACA’s Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person in 2010. In 2011, Dr. Capuzzi received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Education at Florida State University. He has written, cowritten, or coedited nine textbooks and contributed to numerous professional journal articles. A frequent keynote speaker and presenter at professional conferences and institutes, Dr. Capuzzi has facilitated the development of programs related to suicide prevention, crisis management, and postvention throughout the United States.