Mark Pope (counselor)

Mark Pope, Ed.D. (born April 23, 1952 in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA) is Thomas Jefferson Professor and Curators' Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Missouri – Saint Louis (1997–2018),[1] where he was a colleague to the social theorist Robert Rocco Cottone. Dr. Pope also served from (2006-2016) as chair of the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy at that university. He was president of the American Counseling Association (2003–2004), National Career Development Association (1998–1999), Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (1976–1978), and Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (Division 44 of the American Psychological Association) (2011–2012), and founder and first chair of the Professional Counseling Fund (2004–2006).[2] Dr. Pope is widely considered to be one of the founders of and leading authors in the field of cultural diversity issues in career counseling and career development, especially gay and lesbian career development.[3] His major publications have included writings in counseling with sexual minorities and international students, the history of and public policy issues in counseling, and professional identity. He also served as editor of The Career Development Quarterly (2004–2008), the preeminent journal in career counseling and development.[4]

Mark Pope
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Mark Pope
Born (1952-04-23) April 23, 1952 (age 68)
Known forCounselor and author

Early life and educationEdit

Pope was raised in Fisk, Missouri, a small town of less than 500 people in rural and agricultural southeast Missouri, in a family of teachers and preachers.[5] He founded the student council at Fisk-Rombauer High School and was elected as its first president in 1968. He was valedictorian of his graduating class and elected state vice-president of the Beta Clubs of Missouri; however, he was also quite well thought of by his classmates and was voted the “most talented” and “most likely to succeed” as well as class vice-president in his senior year. Between his junior and senior years in high school, he was selected to attend the National Science Foundation-funded Summer Institute in Mathematics and Science at the University of Kansas.[6]

Dr. Pope attended the University of Missouri – Columbia (A.B., political science and sociology, 1973; M.Ed., counseling and personnel services, 1974) and the University of San Francisco (Ed.D., counseling and educational psychology, 1989). He was elected student body vice-president at the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1971 and president of the graduate student council at the University of San Francisco in 1986.[7]

Counselor training and writing careerEdit

Founding his high school student council and his other early achievements portended other firsts both inside and outside the counseling profession including founding the Missouri Student Lobby (now Associated Students of the University of Missouri), the third student lobby in the US; founding the first gay and lesbian peer counseling program in the US (part of Beckman House, the LGBT community center in Chicago); founding the Graduate Student Council at the University of San Francisco during this doctoral studies and serving as its first president; founding the first multicultural career counseling agency in the US (Career Decisions International, in San Francisco); founding the counseling services section of the American Indian AIDS Institute/Native American AIDS Project in San Francisco; being elected as the first openly gay president of the American Counseling Association; and founding the Professional Counseling Fund, the first federal political action committee for professional counselors.[8] Dr. Pope is author of numerous books, including Professional Counseling 101: Building a Strong Professional Identity,[9] book chapters (45+), professional journal articles (50+), and over 150 international, national, regional, state, and local presentations. His many presentations include keynote addresses in China, Australia, Canada, and the US as well as consultancies in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and throughout the US with companies including Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Pacific Bell, the Internal Revenue Service.[10][11]

His other major contribution has been to the literature on the training of counselors and includes seven books on teaching career counseling classes (Experiential Activities for Teaching Career Counseling Classes and for Facilitating Career Groups (3 volumes) and the Career Counseling Casebook (2 editions)); on teaching multicultural counseling classes (Experiential Activities for Teaching Multicultural Counseling Competence, 2010), on teaching classes on counseling sexual minorities (Casebook for Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons and Their Families, 2012), and on teaching social justice and advocacy competence in counseling (Social Justice and Advocacy in Counseling: Experiential Activities for Teaching, 2020). (See “Books” below.)

Dr. Pope is a fellow of several major professional societies including the American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, National Career Development Association, Society of Counseling Psychology, Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race, and Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.[12]

AwardsEdit

He has been the recipient of a number of major awards in the mental health professions including the human rights awards from the American Counseling Association and the state professional counseling associations of both California and Missouri, and culminating with receiving the Eminent Career Award of the National Career Development Association in 2008, the highest award in career counseling and development in the US.[13]

In 2018, the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC) named an award in Dr. Pope's honor, the ALGBTIC Mark Pope Social Justice and Advocacy Award, for his lifetime of contributions in service of social justice and advocacy for the LGBT community.

In 2018, the University of Missouri System presented him with The Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest award that any faculty member may receive. Only one such award is given annually and faculty are nominated from all four campuses of that university system. In 2015 he was named a Curators' Distinguished Professor, only the 2nd such professorship awarded to a College of Education faculty member at the University of Missouri - St. Louis since the founding of that campus in 1953. Later, upon his retirement in 2018, he was named a Curators' Distinguished Professor Emeritus.

In 2004, Dr. Pope was selected for the OUT 100 as one of the major contributors to lesbian and gay culture in the US in that year [14] He received this recognition for being elected as the first openly gay person to serve as president of a major mental health professional association exactly 30 years after the removal of "homosexuality" from the list of psychiatric disorders in the US (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association), repudiating once and for all the illness model used to limit the rights of gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals in the US and around the world.[15][16]

Pope was awarded the NOGLSTP LGBTQ+ Educator of the Year in 2012.[17]

BooksEdit

  • Pope, M., Gonzalez, M., Cameron, E. R. N., & Pangelinan, J. S. (Eds.) (2020). Social justice and advocacy in counseling: Experiential activities for teaching. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
  • Pope, M., Flores, L. Y., & Rottinghaus, P. J. (Eds.) (2014). The role of values in careers. Greensboro, NC: Information Age Publishing.</ref>
  • Niles, S., Goodman, J., & Pope, M. (Eds.) (2014). The career counseling casebook: A resource for students, practitioners, and counselor educators (2nd ed.). Tulsa, OK: National Career Development Association. (266 pp.)[18]
  • Dworkin, S. H., & Pope, M. (Eds.) (2012). Casebook for counseling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and their families. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. (368 pp.)[19]
  • Lara, T., Pope, M., & Minor, C. W. (Eds.) (2011). Experiential activities for teaching career counseling classes and facilitating career groups (vol. 3). Broken Arrow, OK: National Career Development Association. (350 pp.)[20]
  • Pope, M., Pangelinan, J. S., & Coker, A. D. (Eds.). (2011). Experiential activities for teaching multicultural competence in counseling. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. (342 pp.)[21]
  • Singaravelu, H., & Pope, M. (Eds.) (2007). Handbook for counseling international students in the United States. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. (329 pp.)[22]
  • Pope, M. (2006). Professional counseling 101: Building a strong professional identity. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. (78 pp.)[23]
  • Minor, C. W., & Pope, M. (Eds.) (2005). Experiential activities for teaching career counseling classes and facilitating career groups (vol. 2). Tulsa, OK: National Career Development Association. (320 pp.)[24]
  • Niles, S., Goodman, J., & Pope, M. (Eds.) (2002). The career counseling casebook: A resource for students, practitioners, and counselor educators. Tulsa, OK: National Career Development Association. (266 pp.)[25]
  • Pope, M., & Minor, C. W. (Eds.) (2000). Experiential activities for teaching career counseling classes and facilitating career groups (vol. 1). Columbus, OH: National Career Development Association.[26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biography". 2008. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Personalities". 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  3. ^ Pope, M. (Ed.). (1995). Gay/lesbian career development [Special section]. Career Development Quarterly, 44, 146–203
  4. ^ "NCDA | Career Developments Quarterly Editorial Board and Current Editor". 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Nomination of Dr Pope: Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Service" (PDF). Retrieved 21 April 2012.
  6. ^ Pope, M. (2005). It takes a village to raise a leader: Meet Mark Pope. In R. K. Conyne & F. Bemak (Eds.), Journeys to professional excellence: Lessons from leading counselor educators and practitioners (pp. 197–216). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association
  7. ^ http://www.umsl.edu/~pope/bio.html
  8. ^ Pope, M. (2005). It takes a village to raise a leader: Meet Mark Pope. In R. K. Conyne & F. Bemak (Eds.), Journeys to professional excellence: Lessons from leading counselor educators and practitioners (pp. 197–216). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association
  9. ^ Pope, M. (2006). Professional counseling 101: Building a strong professional identity. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. (78 pp.)
  10. ^ Conyne, edited by Robert K.; Bemak, Fred (2005). Journeys to professional excellence : lessons from leading counselor educators and practitioners. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. ISBN 978-1556202421.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  11. ^ Croteau, James M; et al. (2004). Deconstructing heterosexism in the counseling professions : a narrative approach. London: SAGE. ISBN 0761929819.
  12. ^ http://www.umsl.edu/~pope/bio.html.
  13. ^ "The National Career Development Association | The Eminent Career Award: A Past Chairman's Perspective". 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  14. ^ OUT. (2004, December). OUT 100: The 2004 top 100 list of contributors to gay and lesbian culture. pp. 24–69.
  15. ^ The Advocate. (2003, December). Pope elected. p. 35.
  16. ^ Spitzer R (1981). "The diagnostic status of homosexuality in DSM-III: a reformulation of the issues". Am J Psychiatry. 138 (2): 210–215. doi:10.1176/ajp.138.2.210. PMID 7457641.
  17. ^ "2012 NOGLSTP Recognition Awards Announced: Lo, Lickel, Pope, and Ross receive top honors". NOGLSTP. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  18. ^ Pope, edited by Spencer G. Niles, Jane Goodman, Mark (2001). The career counseling casebook : a resource for practitioners, students, and counselor educators (1st ed.). Tulsa, Okla: National Career Development Association. ISBN 1885333080.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  19. ^ Dworkin, edited by Sari H.; Pope, Mark. Casebook for counseling lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons and their families. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. ISBN 1556203063.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  20. ^ Minor, edited by Mark Pope, Carole W. (2000). Experiential activities for teaching career counseling classes and for facilitating career groups. Tulsa, Okla.: National Career Development Association. ISBN 1885333048.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  21. ^ Pope, Mark; Pangelinan, Joseph S.; Coker, Angela D. (eds.). Experiential activities for teaching multicultural competence in counseling. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. ISBN 1556202849.
  22. ^ Pope, [edited by] Hemla Singaravelu, Mark (2006). Counseling with international students. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. ISBN 1556202385.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  23. ^ Pope, Mark (2006). Professional counseling 101 : building a strong professional identity. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. ISBN 1556202598.
  24. ^ Pope, edited by Carole W. Minor, Mark (2005). Experiential activities for teaching career counseling classes and for facilitating career groups (1st ed.). Tulsa, OK: National Career Development Association. ISBN 1885333110.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  25. ^ Pope, edited by Carole W. Minor, Mark (2005). Experiential activities for teaching career counseling classes and for facilitating career groups (1st ed.). Tulsa, OK: National Career Development Association. ISBN 1885333110.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  26. ^ Minor, edited by Mark Pope, Carole W. (2000). Experiential activities for teaching career counseling classes and for facilitating career groups. Tulsa, Okla.: National Career Development Association. ISBN 9781885333049.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)