Bruce E. Wampold, Ph.D. was trained in mathematics (BA, University of Washington) before earning his doctorate in Counseling Psychology (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara). He is Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 12, 17, 29, 45) and a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Currently his work involves understanding counseling and psychotherapy from empirical, historical, and anthropological perspectives. His analysis of empirical evidence, which has led to the development of a contextual model from which to understand the benefits of counseling and psychotherapy, is found in his bookThe Great Psychotherapy Debate: Models, methods, and findings. He is the author of over 100 books, chapters, and articles related to counseling, psychotherapy, statistics, and research methods and is the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research Award from the American Psychological Association.