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Bradley T. Erford

Professor, Department of Human and Organizational Development

Research: Professor Erford’s research specialization falls primarily in the areas of outcome research and the development and technical analysis of psycho-educational tests. He has authored more than 70 refereed journal articles, 100 book chapters, and a dozen published tests. He has also authored or edited more than 30 books and collaborated with hundreds of students and colleagues on numerous publications. He is most interested in determining what we know that works in counseling, especially in our work with school-aged youth.

Teaching: Professor Erford regularly teaches graduate level courses in counseling research, assessment, and ethics and professional issues. He has also taught courses in stress and stress management, school counseling foundations, lifespan development, counseling techniques, and advanced psychological and educational assessment.

Service: Professor Erford is the Editor of Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development (MECD), the flagship journal of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), and senior associate editor for the Journal of Counseling & Development (JCD), the flagship journal of the American Counseling Association (ACA). He is a past president and treasurer of both ACA and AARC.

Community Engagement: Professor Erford works with national and international groups to promote the profession of counseling and train professionals in schools and clinical practice. He has collaborated with the Nashville Metro school counselors to develop a MyCounselingLab school counseling training module for Pearson that can be used to train school counseling students around the world.

Representative Publications

Erford, B. T., Bardhoshi, G., Ross, M., Gunther, C., & Duncan, K. (2017). Meta-analysis of counseling outcomes for youth with conduct disorders. Journal of Counseling & Development, 95, 35-44.

Erford, B. T., Gunther, C., Duncan, K., Bardhoshi, G., Dummett, B., Kraft, J., Deferio, K., Falco, M., & Ross, M. (2016). Meta-analysis of counseling outcomes for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Counseling & Development, 94, 13-30. doi: 10.1002/jcad.12058

Erford, B. T., Johnson, E., & Bardhoshi, G. (2015). Meta-analysis of the English Version of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II). Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 49, 3–33. doi:10.1177/0748175615596783

Erford, B. T., Butler, C., & Peacock, E. (2015). The Screening Test for Emotional Problems – Teacher-Report Version (STEP-T): Studies of reliability and validity. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 48, 152-160. doi: 10.1177/0748175614563315

Erford, B. T., Gugiere, M., Glenn, K., & Schein, H. (2015). Professional School Counseling (PSC) publication pattern review: A meta-study of author and article characteristics from the first 15 years. Professional School Counseling, 18, 61-70.

Erford, B. T. (2015). 40 techniques every counselor should know (2nd ed.). Columbus, OH: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall.

Erford, B. T. (2015). Research and evaluation in counseling (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage.

Erford, B. T. (Ed.). (2015). Transforming the school counseling profession (4th ed.). Columbus, OH: Pearson Merrill.

Erford, B. T. (2013). Assessment for counselors (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Wadsworth.