Curriculum Vita

Education 1975 Doctor of Education, School of Education, Temple University,
Philadelphia, PA. Degree in Educational Psychology with focus on “Social and Group Processes,” i.e., small group and organizational dynamics.

1968 Master of Arts in Teaching, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

1966 Bachelor of Arts, New School for Social Research, New York, NY.


2006 - Pres. Professor Emeritus, Department of Counseling and Human Development, Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester.

President, Values Associates, Webster, New York, an educational writing, consulting and publishing business established in 1971.

2000 - 2006 Chair, Department of Counseling and Human Development, Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester.

1997 - 2002 Frontier Professor of School, Family and Community
Relations, Department of Counseling and Human Development, Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester.

1992-1997 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Education and Human Development, State University of New York at Brockport. Graduate courses in values and character education.

1971-1997 Educational Consultant. National and international consulting,
presentations and workshops on values and character education, humanistic education, Carl Rogers and client-centered counseling, human relations and communication, and related subjects. Worked independently and as president or partner in Values Associates.

1973-1989 Executive Director, Sagamore Institute, Raquette Lake, NY. (Formerly "National Humanistic Education Center.") Chief operational officer of a non-profit organization with 40 year-round and seasonal staff, and multiple divisions, including:
• National training and consulting in teaching and the helping professions
• Educational conference center with year-round accommodations for 100
• Publishing and mail order distribution of professional and parenting materials
• National computer training project
• Human Relations Youth Adventure Camp (operated 13 years)

1971-1983 Guest and Adjunct Faculty, Univ. of Michigan, Trenton State Univ. (NJ), Univ. of Indiana, Marymount College (PA), La Verne College (CA), and other institutions. Taught a wide variety of graduate, undergraduate and continuing education courses in education, human relations, and counseling skills. In 1970s, taught course at New School for Social Research on "The Life and Work of Carl Rogers."

1969-1971 Instructor, Department of Educational Psychology, Temple University. Taught undergraduate courses in Educational Psychology, Child Development, and Group Dynamics; supervised minority group Vietnam veterans in teacher certification program.

Secondary Teaching

1993 School Without Walls, Rochester, NY. Semester-long, elective social
studies course on “American Values” for high school students.

1968-69 New Lincoln School, New York City. High school English and social

1966-68 Abington High School, Abington. PA. High School English.

Research, Scholarship, Publications  

Kirschenbaum, H. (2007). The life and work of Carl Rogers. United Kingdom: PCCS Books. Negotiating on American edition.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1995). One hundred ways to enhance values and morality in schools and youth settings. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Simon, S., Howe, L., & Kirschenbaum, H. (1995). Values clarification: Your Action-Directed Workbook. [publisher’s subtitle]. New York: Warner Books.

Masie, E., & Kirschenbaum, H. (1992). Conference management in a technological age. Ziff Davis Publishing Company. Privately printed for their conference division.

Kirschenbaum, H., & Henderson, V. (Eds.). (1989). Carl Rogers: Dialogues ( with Buber, Tillich, Bateson, Skinner, etc.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Kirschenbaum, H., & Henderson, V. (Eds.). (1989). The Carl Rogers reader. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1979). On becoming Carl Rogers. New York: Delacorte/Delta Press.

Kirschenbaum, H., & Glaser, B. (1978). Developing professional support groups. La Jolla, CA: University Associates.

Kirschenbaum, H., & Glaser, B. (1978). Skills for living. Findlay, OH: Quest International. (A year-long, life skills curriculum used with over one million high school students.)

Kirschenbaum, H. (1977). Advanced value clarification. La Jolla, CA: University Associates.

Kirschenbaum, H. (Ed.). (1975). The catalogue for humanizing education. Saratoga Springs, NY: National Humanistic Education Center.

Kirschenbaum, H., & Simon, S.B. (Eds.). (1973). Readings in values clarification. Minneapolis, MN: Winston Press.

Bellanca, J., & Kirschenbaum, H. (1973). The college guide for experimenting high schools. National Center for Grading and Learning Alternatives. Results and analysis of a survey of 1900 colleges.

Harmin, M., Kirschenbaum, H., & Simon, S. (1973). Clarifying values through subject matter. Minneapolis: Winston Press.

Simon, S., Howe, L., & Kirschenbaum, H. (1972; 1979). Values clarification: A handbook of practical strategies for teachers and students. New York: Hart Publishing. Reprinted by Dodd, Mead and by Values Associates.

Kirschenbaum, H., Napier, R., & Simon, S. (1971). Wad-Ja-Get? The grading game in American education. New York: Hart Publishing.


Kirschenbaum, H. (Completed). Sex, Love and Teenagers: A Father’s Letter to His Teenage Daughter. Seeking a publisher.

Miller, M. (M.D.), & Kirschenbaum, H. (Completed). Family values: Dilemmas for new parents. Seeking a publisher.

Six books on history and other subjects

Book Chapters, Articles, Monographs, Other Works

Demanchick, S., & Kirschenbaum, H. (2007, in press). Carl Rogers and the CIA. Journal of Humanistic Psychology.

Kirschenbaum, H., & Jourdan, A. (2005). The current status of Carl Rogers and the person-centered approach. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 42, 1, 37-51.

Kirschenbaum, H., & Demanchick, S. (2004). Much ado about dialogue. Review of Cissna, K., & Anderson, R., (2002). Martin Buber, Carl Rogers and the possibility of public dialogue. In Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 49, 4: 422-424.

Kirschenbaum, H. (2004, Winter). Carl Rogers’ life and work: An assessment on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Journal of Counseling and Development, 82,1, 116-125. Translated into German for simultaneous publication in Person, the journal of the Austrian, German and Swiss associations for person-centered psychotherapy.

Kirschenbaum, H. (2003). Encountering Carl Rogers—15 years after his death. A review (invited) of D. Russell (Ed.). (2002). Carl Rogers: The quiet revolutionary—An oral history. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 2, 1, 57-66. (journal of the World Association for Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy and Counseling.)

Kirschenbaum, H. (2003). “Carl Rogers and the Person-Centered Approach.” A 60-minute videotape/DVD presentation on the life and work of Carl Rogers. Webster, NY: Values Associates. Distributed by American Counseling Assn., Insight Media, Psychological and Educational Films, Microtraining Associates, PCCS Books (UK) and Concordia Films (UK). (Used in over 800 colleges, university and training institutes around the world.)

Kirschenbaum, H. (2001). Carl Ransom Rogers: 1902-1987. In N.J. Smelser & P. B. Baltes (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Social Sciences (pp. 13385-13390). 24 Volumes. Oxford: Pergamon/Elsevier Science.

Kirschenbaum, H. (2001). Educating professionals for school, family and community partnerships. In D. Hiatt-Michael. (Ed.). Promising practices in school, family and community partnerships (pp.185-208). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishers. [First volume in a series by AERA Family, School, Community Partnerships SIG.]

Kirschenbaum, H., & Reagan, C. (2001, September). University-school partnerships: An analysis of 57 collaborations between a medium size university and an urban school district. Urban Education, 36, 4, 479-504.

Kirschenbaum, H. (2000, October). From values clarification to character education: A personal journey. Journal of Counseling, Humanistic Education and Development [ACA], 39, 1, 4-20.

Kirschenbaum, H. (2000, January). The principal’s view [of parent involvement]. The High School Magazine [Natl. Assoc. of Secondary School Principals], 7, 5, 26-29. (Reporting results of interviews with 30 school principals.)

Kirschenbaum, H. (1999, January). Night and day: Parent involvement at School 43. Principal, 78, 3, 24-27.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1999). From public relations to partnerships. (Position paper, 50 pp.) Washington, DC: Communitarian Network.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1998). Are you ready for sex? In S. Coleman & D. Anderson (Eds.). Charting your course: A life-long guide to health and compassion (pp. 148-153). Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1998). Not everybody’s doing it. In S. Coleman & D. Anderson (Eds.). Charting your course: A life-long guide to health and compassion (pp. 322-324). Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

Kirschenbaum, H., & Stein, P. (1998). Evaluation of “Play That Works”. Unpublished report for the Community Parenting Initiative, Youth Services Quality Council, and Urban League of Rochester. Rochester City School District, .Rochester, NY

Kirschenbaum, H. (1998). Forward. In C. Knapp, In accord with nature: Helping students form an environmental ethic using outdoor experience and reflection (pp. vii-xiii). Charleston, WV: ERIC Clearinghouse on rural Education and Small Schools.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1998). Evaluating mentoring programs. In Rochester Area Mentoring Resource Book, 2nd edition (pp. 43-52). Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY. (Distributed to over 3000 professionals regionally and nationally.)

Kirschenbaum, H. (1995) Carl Rogers. Introductory chapter in M. Suhd. (Ed.). Positive regard: Carl Rogers and other notables he influenced (pp. 1-90). Palo Alto: Science and Behavior Books.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1995) Author’s Note. [Autobiographical essay, including relationship with Carl Rogers.] In M. Suhd. (Ed.). Positive regard: Carl Rogers and other notables he influenced (pp. 93-102). Palo Alto: Science and Behavior Books.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1995). Gangs. A series of K-6 lesson plans on reducing gang violence, in Learning for Life, an elementary school curriculum used in over 10,000 schools throughout the U.S. New Brunswick, NJ: Boy Scouts of America.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1994). Values education and cooperative learning. The Cooperative Link, 9, 3, 2-3. Cooperative Learning Center, University of Minnesota.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1992). A comprehensive model for values and moral education. Phi Delta Kappan, 73, 10, 771-776. Reprinted in Baker, F. (Ed.). (1997). Ways of coexisting: Urban, suburban and global communities. (pp. 115-125). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1991). William Coulson’s last crusade: Denigrating Carl Rogers. Journal of Counseling and Development, 69, 5, 411-413.

Kirschenbaum, H., & Ziskind, D. (1990). Values clarification unit. In D. Ziskind, H. Kirschenbaum, D. Meichenbaum, & K Pavlo. Pilot model driver education program implementation manual. Malvern, PA: Ketron, Inc./Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1983). Grades: A help or a hindrance. Practitioner, 9, 2, 1-12. National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1982). Handling school-community controversies over health education curriculum. Health Education, 13, 6, 7-10.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1982). Resolved: That values clarification courses destroy home-taught values: Negative. In. S. Elam (Ed.). Public schools and the first amendment (pp. 102-111, 113-115). Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappan.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1982). The rights of the school community. Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 17, 1, 37-38. (American Counseling Assn.)

Kirschenbaum, H. (1982). What humanistic education is…And is not. Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 17, 1, 25-27. (American Counseling Assn.)

Swisher, J., Monsted, J., Aide, R., Wilson, E., & Kirschenbaum, H. (1981). Bibliography of outcome studies in humanistic education. Working paper, Center for Research on Human Resources. University Park, PA: Institute for Policy Research and Evaluation, Pennsylvania State University.

Glaser, B., & Kirschenbaum, H. (1980). Using values clarification in counseling settings. Personnel and Guidance Journal, 58, 9, 569-574 [now the Journal of Counseling and Development, American Counseling Assn.].

Glaser B., & Kirschenbaum, H. (1980, Spring/Summer). Values clarification revisited. Penney’s Forum, 24-25.

Glaser, B., & Kirschenbaum, H. (1980). Values clarification revisited. Penney’s Forum, Spring/Summer.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1980). Using values clarification to develop a moral and ecological life style (pp. 42-51). In A. Harris (Ed.). Mind: Evolution or revolution? The emergence of holistic education. Del Mar, CA: Holistic Education Network.

Kirschenbaum, H., et al. (1980). Non-verbal communication; Clarifying our values; Parent-youth relationships. [Three short workshops for parent and religious educators]. Appleton, WI: Aid Association for Lutherans.

Kirschenbaum, H., et al. (1980). Family game. [A board game to enhance family communication]. Appleton, WI: Aid Association for Lutherans.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1979). Values clarification and civil liberties. In J. Goodman (Ed.). Turning points: New developments, new directions in values clarification: Volume II (pp. 15-22). Saratoga Springs, NY: Creative Resources Press. Reprinted in Counseling and Values, 26, 4 (July 1982), 241-246; and in P.A. Sola (Ed.) (1984). Ethics, education and administrative decisions (pp. 209-213). New York: Peter Lang.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1978). New goals for moral education. The Humanist, 38, 6, 17-19.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1977). In support of values clarification. Social Education, 41, 5, 398, 401-402.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1977). Values education: 1976 and beyond. In Butts, R.F., Peckenpaugh, D.H., & Kirschenbaum, H. The school’s role as moral authority (pp. 51-69). Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Kirschenbaum, H., Glaser, B., Batterson, C., & Konner, L. (1977). Values clarification teacher’s guide to Life’s [Life Magazine’s] special report on the new youth. New York: Time-Life, Inc.

Kirschenbaum, H., Harmin, M., Howe, L., & Simon, S. (1977). In defense of values clarification. Phi Delta Kappan, 58, 10, 743-746.

Blocker, W., Glaser, B., & Kirschenbaum, H. (1976). Values clarification and drug abuse. Health Education, 7, 2, 6-8.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1976). The change agent in grading reform. In S. Simon and J. Bellanca. (Eds.). Degrading the grading myth (pp. 111-115). Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1976). Clarifying values clarification: Some theoretical issues. In D. Purpel & K. Ryan (Eds.). Moral education…It comes with the territory (pp. 116-125). Berkeley, CA: McCutchan.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1976, March). Clarifying values clarification: Some theoretical issues and a review of the research. Group and Organizational Studies, 1, 1, 99-116.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1976, November). Interview by Lisa Kuhmerker. Moral Education Forum, 3-6.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1975). Values: All about you. Directions 80, 2, 2, 17-19.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1974). Beyond values clarification. In H. Kirschenbaum & S. Simon, Readings in values clarification (pp. 92-110). Minneapolis: Winston Press. Reprinted in J.W. Noll (Ed.). (1983). Taking sides: Clashing views on controversial educational issues: Second edition (pp. 75-84). Guilford, CT: Dushkin Publishing Group.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1974). Clarifying values at the family table. In H. Kirschenbaum & S. Simon, Readings in values clarification (pp. 265-270). Minneapolis: Winston Press.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1974). The free choice English curriculum. In H. Kirschenbaum & S. Simon, Readings in values clarification (pp.130-138). Minneapolis: Winston Press.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1974). Recent research in values clarification. In J. Meyer, B. Burnham, & J. Cholvat. Values education: Theory, practice, problems, prospects (pp. 71-78). Waterloo, Ont: Wilfred Laurier University Press. Expanded in subsequent publications.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1974). Rogers, Carl Ransom (1902- ). Collier’s Encyclopedia. NY: Macmillan Educational Corporation.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1974). Teaching home economics with a focus on values. In H. Kirschenbaum & S. Simon, Readings in values clarification (pp.185-189). Minneapolis: Winston Press.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1974). Values clarification in an organizational setting. In H. Kirschenbaum & S. Simon, Readings in values clarification (pp.327-335). Minneapolis: Winston Press.

Kirschenbaum, H., & Simon, S. (1974). Values and the futures movement in education. In A. Toffler. Learning for tomorrow: The role of the future in education (pp. 257-270). New York: Random House.

Betof, E., & Kirschenbaum, H. (1974). A valuing approach. School Health Review, 5, 1, 13-14.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1973). Boxed in by grades. Teacher, 91, 1, 46-48.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1972, Spring/Summer). A world of confusion and conflict. Penney’s Forum [home economics teachers’ magazine], 6-7. Reprinted in G. Strong, & R. Helms (Eds.). (1974). Affective education: Readings in cognitive moral development and in value analysis and clarification (pp. 76-79).

Kirschenbaum, H. (1971). The listening game. Colloquy, 3, 8, 12-15.

Kirschenbaum, H., & Westerhoff, J. (1971). Toward a new bill of rights [for the next generation]. Colloquy, 3, 8, 22-31.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1970). Five pitfalls for the core teacher. The Core Teacher, 20, 3, 6.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1970). Sensitivity modules. Media and Methods, 6, 6, 36-38, 34. Reprinted in Education Digest, 35, 9 (May 1970), 16-18; and in D. Read & S. Simon (Eds.). (1975). Humanistic education sourcebook (pp. 315-320). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, and other publications.

Kirschenbaum, H., & Simon, S. (1970). A, B, C, D, or ? Grading and marking in education. Croft Leadership Action Folio [for school administrators]]. New London, CT: Croft Educational Services.

Kirschenbaum, H., Simon, S., & Napier, R. (1970). An alumnus looks at the grading game. Trends, 3, 1, 20-22.

Harmin, M., Kirschenbaum, H., & Simon, S. (1970).The search for values with a focus on math. In Teaching mathematics in the elementary school (pp. 81-89). Washington, DC: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and National Association of Elementary School Principals.

Harmin, M., Kirschenbaum, H., & Simon, S. (1970). Teaching science with a focus on values. Science Teacher, 37, 1, 16-20.

Simon, S., Kirschenbaum, H., & Napier, R. (1970). The day the consultant looked at our grading system. Phi Delta Kappan, 51, 9, 476-479.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1969). A thematic unit on race relations. In The Negro in American history, a multi-media kit. West Lafayette, IN: Wabash Valley Education Center.

Kirschenbaum, H., & Simon, S.B. (1969). Teaching English with a focus on values. English Journal, 58, 7, 1071-1076, 1113. Reprinted in Michigan Journal of Secondary Education, 12, 1 (Fall 1970), 35-43.

Harmin, M., Kirschenbaum, H., & Simon, S. (1969). Teaching history with a focus on values. Social Education, 33, 568-570.

Kirschenbaum, H. (1968). Teaching the black experience. Media and Methods, 5, 2, 28-31. Reprinted widely, including in James Banks (Ed.). Teaching social studies to culturally different children.

Kirschenbaum, H., & Students. (1968). The runaways. Scholastic Scope, 8, 14, 12-15. (A play written by my high school class.)

Other Professional Experience

1997-2001 Worked closely with Rochester City School District to study and promote school-family-community partnerships. Helped district develop its strategic plan for parent involvement. Helped initiate and implement partnership programs in 20 Rochester schools. Edited Partnership 2000 Newsletter, documenting and promoting parent and community involvement activities in the Rochester schools. Conducted qualitative and quantitative research on process and outcomes of partnership programs.

1999-2001 Vice-President, Rochester Parent Network. Helped organize and served on initial board of non-profit group sponsoring “The Parent Channel”, a community early parent education program in the Rochester region.

1999-2001 Member of Executive Committee and Chair of Dissertation Awards Committee, American Educational Research Association’s Special Interest Group on Family, School and Community Partnerships.

1980-83 Executive Director, National Coalition for Democracy in Education.
Coordinated nationwide activities with ten affiliated organizations (representing 20,000 members) and 1000 individual members, on behalf of public education, church-state separation, and freedom to learn. Activities included:

  • Disseminating information
  • Speakers bureau
  • Supporting local schools and districts
  • Working with parent and community organizations
  • Lobbying and organizing

1969-80 Managing Partner, Values Associates. Operated a consulting firm offering workshops and training across the United States and publications in the fields of education, counseling, human relations, and personal development.

1972-73 Organized and moderated five national conferences on grading and
evaluation practices, attended by over 2000 educators in New York City, Cleveland, Chicago, New Orleans and San Francisco.

Counseling Experience 1971-1998. Individual counseling, couples counseling, and intensive small group counseling, sensitivity training and human relations training—in private practice, in the institute I directed, and in and around workshop settings.

Experienced in three counseling approaches:

Client-Centered Counseling. One of leading experts on Carl Rogers and the client-centered/person-centered approach. Authored 4 books, book chapters, encyclopedia articles, and other writings on this subject. Co-led workshop and worked on projects with Carl Rogers. Taught and demonstrated client-centered approach in many settings, e.g., to psychiatric staff and professors at McLean Hospital and Harvard University; University of Strathelyde, Scotland; Queensland University of Technology, Australia, etc.

Values Clarification Counseling. One of leading experts in this field. Wrote or co-authored four books and numerous articles on subject. Conducted workshops and training in this area all over the world.

Re-Evaluation Counseling. Two-year's training in re-evaluation counseling approach; considerable experience using and sponsoring workshops in this approach.

Presentations, Workshops, Consulting 1969-Pres. Independent consultant, conducting training programs, workshops, and presentations for hundreds of school districts, community counseling and social service agencies, non-profit and government agencies throughout the United States and many foreign countries. Relationships have varied from brief presentations and keynote speeches, to shorter and longer workshops, to consulting relationships of several years. Recent examples include:

March, 1999. Taught a short graduate course and workshop for school and community counselors, entitled "A Major Challenge for Helping Professionals in a Changing World—Skills and Techniques for Working with Values in Interpersonal Work." Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

April, 1999. Presentation on "The Role of the School Counselor in the New School-Family-Community Partnerships" to conference for 40 school counselors from across the country, University of Rochester.

June, 1999. Keynote address at First Annual International Conference on Character Education, International Center for Character Education, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA.

February, 2000. Workshop for 25 school principals and their parent liaisons to launch second phase of the Rochester Network of Partnership Schools, RCSD.

March, 2000. Luncheon address “Carl Rogers, Character Education, Sex Education and Standardized Testing” to Counseling Association for Humanistic Education and Development, American Counseling Association, Washington, DC.

March, 2000. Two-part workshop on “Developing Character in Young Children” for area early childhood educators, Office of Professional Development Programs, Warner School, at Strong Museum, Rochester.

March 2000. Workshop on “Developing Character in Elementary School Age Children,” Pittsford Teacher Center.

March 2000. Workshop on “Character Education with Young Children”. Cerebral Palsy Association of Central New York, Canandaigua.

April, 2000. Workshop on improving parent involvement for faculty of School 37, Rochester City School District.

  April 2000. Moderated a panel on research in school-family relations at bi-annual conference of International Scholars on School, Family and Community Relations, held concurrently with American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

May, 2000. "Comprehensive Values Education." Conducted a four-hour workshop for 150 elementary school principals, School District of Hillsborough County, Florida.

June, 2000. "Be All You Can Be: Modeling for Character and Social Responsibility." Keynote address at Conference on Character Education and Social Responsibility, Central Florida University, Orlando, FL.

October, 2000. Presentation on “The Role of Modeling in Character Education”. Annual Conference, Character Education Partnership, Philadelphia, PA. This was a repeat of a popular session I offered at this conference the two previous years in Charlotte, NC and Denver, CO.

Oct. 2000-May 2001. Co-planned a values clarification component for University of Rochester Medical School’s second year students’ two-week evaluation period; trained group facilitators; led two of the 10 sessions.

March, 2001. “An Overview of Character Education.” Presentation to faculty character education committee/planning group, Penfield School District, Penfield, NY.

March 2001. “A Conceptual Model for Closing the Achievement Gap in Urban Education”. National conference on urban education, Center for Continuing Education, University of the State of New York, Albany.

Spring 2001-Fall 2002. Chaired task force developing a comprehensive plan for parent education (“Parent University”) for Rochester City School District.

Spring/Summer 2002. Keynote or featured presentations on Carl Rogers’ life and work (2002 was the 100th anniversary of Rogers’ birth), including:

  • American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA, March 2002. “Presidential Address”
  • Third International Conference on Psychotherapy, World Council on Psychotherapy, Vienna, Austria, July 2002. Keynote address.
  • Carl R. Rogers Symposium, several national sponsoring organizations, La Jolla, CA, July 2002. Keynote address.

January 2003. “The Person-Centered Approach in Crisis and Calm”. Presentation with Leslie McCulloch and Muhyi Shakoor to annual Reflection and Renewal Conference for Counselors in western New York, Center for Professional Development and Education Reform, Warner School of Education, University of Rochester.

March 2003. Organized and participated in panel, “Sentenced to the Chair: Successes and Challenges in Administering Counselor Education Programs”, American Counseling Association, Anaheim, CA. Also luncheon speaker, Counseling Association for Humanistic Education and Development, ACA conference.

October 2003. “Enhancing Values and Character Through Reading.” Keynote presentation to Parents As Reading Partners, Western New York Conference, Rochester, NY.

October 2003. “A Person-Centered Approach to Resolving World Conflict”. Presentation with Stephen Demanchick to North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Bi-Annual Conference, Canandaigua, NY

April 2004. “Alfred Adler and Carl Rogers: Pioneers in Humanistic Psychology.” Presentation with Richard Watts, American Counseling Association.

July 2004. “A Comprehensive Model for Closing the Achievement Gap in Urban Education.” Panel presentation, Communitarian Summit (tri-annual world conference of Communitarian Network), Washington, DC.

November 2004. “Carl Rogers Approach to Conflict Resolution.” Featured workshop, American Association of Psychotherapists, Sante Fe, New Mexico.

April 2005. Presentation, American Counseling Association, Washington, DC.

March 2006. “Carl Rogers Approach to Cross-Cultural Communication and Peacekeeping,” Presentation, American Counseling Association, Montreal, Canada.

Winter & Autumn, 2007. Presentations, keynote address, workshop on “Biography as Surprise: New Insights about Carl Rogers and the Person-Centered Approach”

  • University of Hawaii, Hilo. Presentation, sponsored by Counseling Program, Univ. of Hawaii, Hilo. February 2007.

  • University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Workshop, sponsored by Counseling Center, Univ. of NSW, March 2007.

  • British Association for the Person-Centred Approach, Annual Conference, Cirencester, England, September, 2007. Keynote address.

  • University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. Workshop, sponsored by Counselling Programme, September 2007.

Awards and Honors (including recent featured interviews) “Howard Kirschenbaum: The client who wanted his therapist to be someone else.” Chapter in Kottler, J., & Carlson, J. (2003). The mummy at the dining room table: Eminent therapists reveal their most unusual cases. New York: John Wiley. Honored to be included among Albert Ellis, William Glasser, James Bugenthal and other prominent counselors and psychotherapists.

Marquis’ Who’s Who In America, 2000-2008 editions

Simmons, J. (2002, June). Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood. Counseling Today, 8-9. An interview with Howard Kirschenbaum on Carl Rogers’ early influence on the counseling profession. Part of a series on the 50th anniversary of the American Counseling Association.

Herman, H. (2001, July). An interview with Howard Kirschenbaum. Newsletter for Educational Psychologists, 24, 3, 5-8. [Division 15, American Psychological Assn.]. Part of a series of interviews “to highlight the contributions of well-known psychologists.”

Cohen, P. (1995, Spring). The content of their character: Educators find new ways to tackle values and morality. Curriculum Update. Honored to be among several national leaders in character education interviewed for and, in my case, repeatedly quoted in special supplement sent to 180,000 members of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Outstanding Graduate in the (10-year) history of the Dept. of Psychoeducational Processes, Division of Educational Psychology, Temple University, 1984

Les Carlin Award (their major annual award), Association of Humanistic Education and Development (then a 2,000-member division of the American Personnel and Guidance Assn., now A.C.A.), 1983

Commencement Speaker, North Country Community College, 1982.

Outstanding Dissertation Award, School of Education, Temple University, 1975. Dissertation title: “Carl Rogers: A Case Study of a Psychologist and Educator.”

Simon, Howe and Kirschenbaum’s Values Clarification was selected as “one of the outstanding books in education for 1972-73” in a survey published in National Education Association’s Today’s Education, March, 1974.

Award for Outstanding Paper on Current Affairs Written by an Undergraduate. For 140-page paper on Mississippi civil rights movement. New School for Social Research, 1965.