Old Dominion University Dr. Alan M. "Woody" Schwitzer  
Dept. of Counseling & Human Services | Curriculum Vitae | COUN 707/807-Institute | COUN 707/807 | COUN 685 | COUN 670 | COUN 642 | HIED 733 

Publication Resources  
About Campus Magazine  
Journal of College Student Development  
Journal of American College Health  
Journal of College Counseling    
Professional Resources  
American College Personnel Association  
American College Counseling Association  
American College Health Association  
American Counseling Association  
American Psychological Association                    
Sage Publications  
Diagnosis & Treatment Planning for 
Mental Health Professionals

Phone (757) 683-3251
Alternate Phone (757) 683-3326
Fax (757) 683-5756
Email aschwitz@odu.edu
Campus Office  EDUC  168-4

Dept. of Counseling & Human Services

Darden College of Education EDUC 110

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA 23529

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Phone 683-3251 or email aschwitz@odu.edu for an appointment.
Alan M. "Woody" Schwitzer, Ph.D 
Licensed Psychologist
Professor of Counseling

Dr. Schwitzer’s Second Edition of Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Mental Health Professionals: A Popular Culture Casebook Approach, completely updated for DSM-5, is available from Sage Publications in summer 2014!


Dr. Schwitzer is a Professor of Counseling, Department of Counseling & Human Services, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. He teaches master’s and doctoral students in counseling, college counseling, college student affairs, higher education leadership, and community college leadership. Prior to faculty work at ODU, he received his graduate degrees in Counseling Psychology and worked in university counseling and psychological services at Virginia Commonwealth University, The University of Texas at Austin, Tulane University, and James Madison University.


Dr. Schwitzer is Editor of the In Practice Department of About Campus Magazine; a Consulting Editor of the Journal of American College Health,  an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of College Student Development, and member of the Book and Media Editorial Board of the American College Personnel Association. He is past editor of the Journal of College Counseling and past Chair of the Council of Journal Editors of the American Counseling Association.


Some of his recognitions include: the Ralph M. Berdie Memorial Award for Research and Scholarship in the Field of College Student Affairs (American Counseling Association), Outstanding Professional Contribution to Knowledge Award, and Meritorious Service Award (American College Counseling Association), and Darden College of Education Tonelson Outstanding Faculty Award (Old Dominion University).


He has been actively involved in research and scholarship pertaining to college and university student adjustment, development, learning, and counseling for about 20 years. He has produced around 50 total publications – including journal articles, books, book chapters, magazine and newspaper articles, and a skills and techniques DVD. Included are articles appearing in Journal of Counseling & Development, Journal of American College Health, Journal of College Student Development, Measurement & Evaluation in Counseling & Development, NASPA Journal, About Campus Magazine, and others.


Along with his focus on college student development, college counseling, and college health, Dr. Schwitzer is an accomplished counselor educator, and co-author of the texts, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Skills for Mental Health Professionals (with Larry Rubin, Sage Publications), Skills and Tools for Today’s Counselors and Psychotherapists (with Ed Neukrug, Thompson Brooks/Cole Publications), and Promoting Student Learning and Student Development at a Distance (with Julie Ancis & Nina Brown, ACPA Publications).


In addition to extensive college counseling center work, his past professional experience is rounded out by university work in residence life, career services, and academic advising. Dr. Schwitzer is a licensed clincial psychologist who has been an independent practicing psychologist. Currently he provides independent consultation and training services, and is available for keynotes, workshops, and other professional activities.


“Dr. Woody” lives near the Lafayette River with his wife, 2 dogs, and cat.


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