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Andrew William Wood

Title: Asst Professor
Tel: 513-556-3347
Email: andrew.wood@uc.edu

Andrew Wood is an assistant professor in the Mental Health Counseling program in the School of Human Services within the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services at the University of Cincinnati. He received his doctorate in Education - Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Central Florida, and received his masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida. Previous to joining the faculty at the University of Cincinnati, he worked at Antioch University - Seattle for two years. His main clinical interests relate to concerns unique to low-fee and free counseling services, existential concerns, and adult clients. His clinical philosophy revolves around existentialism and the integration of cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and mindfulness. He has done clinical work in a variety of settings, from inpatient clinics to hospitals, low-fee clinics, and community clinics. Andrew's research interest revolve around quality of life concerns for those with chronic illnesses, religious and spiritual issues in counseling, caregiving issues, and stigma. His main research foci include examining the influence of prostate cancer stigma on couples facing the disease, loss of religious and spiritual identity, and wellness/positive psychology factors to increase quality of life for those with cancer. He also has experience with mindfulness techniques and has written on how to integrate mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy into different settings. He also has interests in incorporating Community Based Participatory Research strategies in his work, as well as utilizing dyadic data in his research. Andrew has published in a variety of journals and has received grants for research from the Association for Adult Development and Aging and the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. Andrew has presented at numerous conferences including those conducted by the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling. He has also previously served as the president of the Florida Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling.

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