Dr. Patrick K. Faircloth, PhD, LPC-S (AL) LPC (MI), NCC, AMHCA Diplomate, He completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with Departmental Honors, a master’s degree in Counseling, (which at the time was considered Community Counseling), and a Ph.D. in Counseling with a Cognate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Psychological Testing & Assessment) with a year-long internship at an APA approved site, and a Cognate in Child and Adolescent Counseling, all at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. While he was trained as a psychologist and counselor he chose to only be licensed as a Counselor as a matter of professional identity. He is also a Retired-Tenured Associate Professor from Troy University, Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Interpreter Training. Additionally, he worked at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan for several years. In brief, he has worked in private practice, community, agency and/or university settings for over 20 years as an educator, clinician, supervisor and researcher. He has conducted counseling, supervision, research, published and/or presented on the following areas: End of Life Issues with Later Stage Adults, Positive Ethics, Gender & Career Issues, Police and Military Issues, Men & Masculinity Issues, Assessment and Testing, Trauma, Crisis and Grief Issues, Attachment Issues, Bullying/Cyber bullying, Student At-Risk Issues, Suicidality, various LGBT-plus Issues – especially with ethics and standards of care with people who identify as Transgender, and he has done Individual, Group, Family, Marriage, Couples and Sex Therapy. He co-created a certificate program in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Counseling as well as an elective course entitled Sexual Minority Issues in Counseling. Finally, He identifies as a social justice counselor and he has served in may positions in chapters and organizations as part of the Michigan and Alabama Counseling Association.