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Chicago | Professor, Counselor Education and Supervision

Fred J. Hanna, Ph.D.

Overview

Overview

Excellent teaching is, to me, an endeavor requiring finesse, wisdom, and skill along with deep empathy for students. An excellent teacher provides a blend of knowledge, clarity, depth, resources, and entertainment. An excellent teacher creates and implements a learning environment filled with insight, inspiration, hope, and chain reactions of spontaneous understanding that integrate smoothly with other domains of knowledge. In addition, an excellent teacher trains students in critical thinking, examining the assumptions and presuppositions of knowledge, the metacognitive aspects of knowledge, different modes of knowing, and the foundations and nature of knowledge itself. Of course, this includes the ability to reframe knowledge to fit the multiple perspectives of diversity, including the contexts of race, multiculturalism, gender, LGBTQ, ability, and age.

An excellent teacher tempers knowledge with humor, and infuses humor into the curriculum so as to lighten the load of learning, that then inspires an increase in the capacity to absorb additional knowledge. Consequently, this leads to further inquiry and often an insatiable curiosity and interest in a subject. An excellent teacher can effectively teach as students go through fits of laughter, streams of tears, and moments of wonder, culminating not only in greater understanding but enhanced wisdom as well—for there is a distinct difference between wisdom and intelligence. An excellent teacher can also impart skills to students for their use in actual practice. An excellent teach can demonstrate those skills on demand in the classroom, through role plays, enacted scenarios, fish bowls, videos, and clear descriptions and examples.

An excellent teacher understands that knowledge can be transformative, and is at its most powerful when enhanced by accurate metaphors and reframes. Knowledge is especially powerful when it is embedded in moving stories that provoke feelings, stimulate insights, and have deep meaning and wide ranging implications. An excellent teacher is, therefore, an excellent story teller, possessed of a fine sense of timing, pace, and accentuation. An excellent teacher also has a great appreciation of irony, paradox, mystery, subtlety, and ambiguity, and can use these to inspire curiosity and interest, and take learners to a deeper level of learning. An excellent teacher can make the complex seem simple and the simple seem profound. And finally, when appropriate, an excellent teacher is a myth buster as well.

I strive to become an excellent teacher.

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Education

Education

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education, University of Toledo.
  • B.S., Human Services, University of Toledo.
Licensure

Licensure

  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC), Maryland
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Colorado
Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association
  • American Psychological Association (Divisions 24, 29, and 32)
  • Association for Counselor Education & Supervision
  • Association for Humanistic Counseling
Select Publications

Select Publications

  • Wilkinson, B. D., Shank, G., & Hanna, F. (2019). Epistemological Issues in Counselor Preparation: An Examination of Constructivist and Phenomenological Assumptions. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 12(4). Retrieved from https://repository.wcsu.edu/jcps/vol12/iss4/13
  • Bonino, J. L., & Hanna, F. J. (2018). Who owns psychopathology? The DSM, its flaws, its future, and the professional counselor. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 57, 118-137.
  • Hanna, F. J., Wilkinson, B. D., & Givens, J. (2017). Recovering the original phenomenological research method: An exploration of Husserl, Yoga, Buddhism, and new frontiers in humanistic counseling. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 56, 144-162.
  • Wilkinson, B. D., & Hanna, F. J. (2016). New horizons in counselor pedagogy: The intersection of constructivist concepts and phenomenological awareness. The Journal of Humanistic Counseling, 55, 2-19.
  • Hanna, F. J., & Cardona, B. (2013). Multicultural counseling beyond the relationship: Expanding the repertoire with techniques. Journal of Counseling & Development, 91, 349-357.
  • Hanna, F. J. (2012). The refined and further defined freedom paradigm: A response to Ottens and MacCluskie. Counselor Education and Supervision, 51, 222-234.
  • Softas-Nall, L., & Hanna, F. J. (2012). Counseling & psychotherapy with difficult clients/family members: An interview with Fred Hanna. The Family Journal, 20, 1-5.
  • Hanna, F. J. (2011). Freedom: Toward an integration of the counseling profession. Counselor Education and Supervision, 50, 362-385.
  • Beatty-O’Ferrall, M. E. Green, A. G. & Hanna, F. J. (2010). Classroom management strategies for difficult students: Promoting change through relationships. The Middle School Journal, 41, 4 -11.
  • Hanna, F. J., & Green, A. G. (2004). Asian shades of spirituality: Implications for multicultural counseling. Professional School Counselor, 7, 326-333.
  • Guindon, M. H., Green, A., & Hanna, F. J. (2003). Intolerance and psychopathology: Toward a general diagnosis for racism, sexism, and homophobia. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 73(2), 167-176.
  • Granello, P. F., & Hanna, F. J. (2003). Incarcerated and court-involved adolescents: Counseling an at-risk population. Journal of Counseling and Development, 81, 11-18.
  • van der Walde, H., Urgenson, F. T., Weltz, S. H., & Hanna, F. J. (2002). Women and alcoholism: A biopsychosocial perspective and treatment approaches. Journal of Counseling and Development, 80, 145-153.
  • Guindon, M. H., & Hanna, F. J. (2002). Coincidence, happenstance, serendipity, fate, or the hand of God: Case studies in synchronicity. Career Development Quarterly, 50, 195-208.
  • Hanna, F. J., Talley, W. B., & Guindon, M. H. (2000). The power of perception: Toward a model of cultural oppression and liberation. Journal of Counseling and Development, 78(4), 430-431.
  • Kann, R. T., & Hanna, F. J. (2000). Disruptive behavior disorders in children and adolescents: How do girls differ from boys? Journal of Counseling and Development, 78(3), 267-274.
  • Hanna, F. J., & Hunt, W. P. (1999). Techniques for psychotherapy with defiant, aggressive adolescents. Psychotherapy, 36(1), 56-68.
  • Hanna, F. J., Hanna, C. A., & Keys, S. G. (1999). Fifty strategies for counseling defiant and aggressive adolescents: Reaching, accepting, and relating. Journal of Counseling and Development, 77(4), 395-404.
  • Hanna, F. J., Bemak, F., & Chung, R. C. (1999). Toward a new paradigm for multicultural counseling. Journal of Counseling and Development, 77(2), 125-134.
  • Reprinted: (2000). Weisheit – ein “neues” paradigma für die multikulturelle beratung. In B. Heimannsberg & C. Schmidt-Lellek (Eds.), Interkulturelle beratung und mediation (pp. 43-66). Germany: Edition Humanistische Psychologie (EHP).
Select Presentations

Select Presentations

  • Hanna, F. J. (2020, May). A new paradigm for psychotherapy: Freedom and fulfillment through internal control. Presentation given at the 33rd Annual Northwest Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders Conference, sponsored by U.S. Journal Training and held in Seattle, WA. (Held via Zoom due to pandemic)
  • Hanna, F. J. (2020, April). The prerequisites of change: How to change nasty, bad attitudes, and dissolve resistance. Keynote presentation given at the 18th Annual National Conference on Adolescents and Young Adults, sponsored by U.S. Journal Training and held in Las Vegas, NV. (Held via Zoom due to pandemic)
  • Hanna, F. J. (2020, April). Blaming, lying, explosive outbursts, and violent impulses: Techniques to positively change them all. Presentation given at the 18th Annual National Conference on Adolescents and Young Adults, sponsored by U.S. Journal Training and held in Las Vegas, NV. (Held via Zoom due to pandemic)
  • Wilkinson, B., & Hanna, F. (2019, October). Using the precursors model of change to facilitate engagement in trauma-informed family therapies. Presentation scheduled delivered at the 2019 IAMFT Fall Conference of the Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, held at Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Flaten, R. & Hanna, F. J. (2018, October, Scheduled). From resistance to resilience: Helping athletes make positive change. Presentation scheduled to be delivered at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP), to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Hanna, F. J. (2018, June). An alternative paradigm of mind: How the yogic conception of prakriti opens new paths for humanistic counseling. Presentation delivered at the 2018 Conference of the Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC), held in Saint Petersburg, FL.
  • Hanna, F. J., & Wilkinson, B. D. (2018, June). Phenomenology, mindfulness, and yoga meditation: Restoring the original research method. Presentation delivered at the 2018 Conference of the Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC), held in Saint Petersburg, FL.
  • Hanna, F. J. (2018, June). The cognitive therapy of oppression: A humanistic approach to liberation & freedom. Presentation delivered at the 2018 Conference of the Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC), held in Saint Petersburg, FL.
  • Hanna, F. J. (2018, March). Redirecting resistance: Advanced skills and techniques for substantive change. Keynote presentation delivered at the 11th National Counseling Advances Conference, sponsored by U.S. Journal Training and held in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Hanna, F. J. (2018, March). Internal control therapy (ICT): Innovative techniques for inner freedom, ability, and direct change. Presentation delivered at the 11th National Counseling Advances Conference, sponsored by U.S. Journal Training and held in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Hanna, F. J. (2018, March). Transformative mindfulness and meditation techniques: Moving beyond change toward metamorphosis. Presentation delivered at the 11th National Counseling Advances Conference, sponsored by U.S. Journal Training and held in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Hanna, F. J. & Wilkinson, B. (2017, June). Recovering the original phenomenological research method: An exploration of Husserl, Yoga, Buddhism, and new frontiers in humanistic counseling. Presentation delivered at the 2017 Conference of the Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC), held in Syracuse, NY.
  • Hanna, F. J. (2017, June). Resisting change, changing resistance: Techniques from the precursors model of change. Keynote presentation given at the 30th Annual Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders Conference, sponsored by U.S. Journal Training and held in Seattle, WA.
  • Hanna, F. J. (2017, June). Addictions counseling with drug and alcohol abusing clients. Presentation given at the 30th Annual Behavioral Health and Addictive Disorders Conference, sponsored by U.S. Journal Training and held in Seattle, WA.
  • Hanna, F. J. (2017, April). From resistance to resilience: Working with difficult clients. Full day workshop given at the Wisconsin Psychological Association Annual Convention: Risk, Prevention, & Change, and held in Madison, WI.
  • Hanna, F. J. (2017, April). 10 easily applied techniques for changing anger, lying, blaming, violent impulses, and other troubling teen behaviors. Presentation given at the 15th Annual National Conference on Adolescents and Young Adults, sponsored by U.S. Journal Training and held in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Hanna, F. J. (2016, November). Precursors model of change: From resistance to resilience. Full day seminar presentation/workshop given at the Progressive Conference: Trauma, Treatment, and Intensives, sponsored by the Delaware Health and Social Services, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, and 15 additional Delaware mental health agencies. Held in Newark, DE.
  • Hanna, F. J. (2016, August). Radically spiritual: 10 techniques for achieving profound well being. Presentation given at the Conference on Integrating Spirituality, Mindfulness, & Compassion in Mental Health and Addictions, sponsored by U.S. Journal Training and held in Santa Fe, NM.
  • Hanna, F. J. (2016, May). 12 advanced techniques for addictions: Beyond MI and CBT. Presentation delivered at the 2016 Conference of the Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC), held in Portland, OR.
  • Hanna, F. J. (2014, March). The precursors model of change: Brief techniques for motivation, engagement, and reducing resistance. Two presentations delivered at the 24th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference, 2014, sponsored by the American Journal of Health Promotion, and held in Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Richling, D., Framer, E., & Hanna, F. J. (2013, March). Bridging behaviorism: A new approach to engagement. Presentation given at the 23rd Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference, sponsored by the American Journal of Health Promotion, and held in Hilton Head, SC.
  • Hanna, F. J., & Givens, J. (2012, March). Internal control therapy: A new counseling approach based on promoting psychological freedom and mental empowerment. Presentation given at the 2012 Conference and Exposition of the American Counseling Association, San Francisco, CA.

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