Beth Counselman-Carpenter, PhD, LCSW, RPT-S is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Adelphi University. Her practice and research interests include understanding the role of post-traumatic growth in decreasing barriers to service provision in social work and medical settings, particularly with the LGBTQIA+ community; online learning pedagogy and mental health service provision for breast cancer survivors. She has co-authored two books: ‘Working with Grief, & Traumatic Loss: Theory, Practice, Personal Reflection’ & ‘Self-care for Clinicians and Decolonizing Human Behavior: An Anti-Oppressive Reader’ and frequently contributes to peer reviewed journals. In addition to teaching, she maintains a small private practice and community DEI consultancy practice. Beth has a BA in Sociology from the University of Richmond, an MSW from New York University and a PhD from Adelphi University.