Paul Abney

Dr. Abney has extensive experience working as an educator, researcher, consultant and clinician. His background includes many years as a university professor, and serving as a consultant to education and community human services agencies. Additionally, Dr. Abney has over two decades of clinical training and experience as a mental health practitioner and chemical dependency counselor.

In addition to being a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Dr. Abney has extensive recognition as a national and international author and presenter. His publications are included in Journal of Counseling and Development; Journal of Technology in Counseling; Journal of Technology in Human Services; Integrating Technology in Higher Education (University Press of America); and Traumatology. He has numerous presentations to the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education; International Meeting on Education and Thinking; World Conference of the American Counseling Association; Association for Specialists in Group Work; Association for Adult Development and Aging; International Congress on Constructivism and Psychotherapy; Work-Scholar Panel at Esalen Institute; and American Association of Counselor Education and Supervision.

Dr. Abney’s research interests and presentations include his own personally developed dialogical approach to medical interviewing, consulting, coaching and counseling entitled: "RESOURCERY: A Meaning Practice for a Practice Full of Meaning"

RESOURCERY is an acronym for Reiteratively Expressed Self-in-Relation Orientations Utilizing Reality Constructs Exhibiting Relational Yields. This practice, based in a dialogical approach, appreciates the richness of a “U” within “oUr” approach to doctor/patient relationships, and emphasizes the “relationaltivity” of all interactions.

Courses:
Behavioral Sciences
Doctor/Patient Society