Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LPC, LMHC, NCC, is a licensed counselor and professor and chair of the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University. She is the coauthor of three books that all touch on the ways in which relationships play out across the life span. These include her most recent book, Toxic Friendships: Knowing the Rules and Dealing With the Friends Who Break Them (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); Mothers and Daughters: Living, Loving and Learning Over a Lifetime (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014); and Friends Forever: How Girls and Women Forge Lasting Relationships (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011). Suzanne has also coedited four books addressing clinical counseling practice and innovative counseling interventions.
Nancy L. Davis, PhD, LMHC, LSC, is Associate Professor and Program Director, School Counseling, Purdue University . She has served in education for 46 years as teacher, professional school counselor, and professor. She is licensed and has served as an Indiana Professional School Counselor, Indiana Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Indiana English Teacher. Currently, Dr. Davis is actively involved with the American Counseling Association, the American School Counseling Association, the Association for Creativity in Counseling, and the Indiana School Counseling Association. Her activities include frequent presentations at the state and national level. Dr. Davis is also a reviewer for the Journal of Creativity in Counseling, and has also published articles related to spirituality, adult life review, and use of creative writing in counseling. Her interests in Narrative and Expressive Therapies were originally focused on working with elder populations and in hospice settings, but more currently her interests have evolved and focus on specific ways of using narrative and solution-focused techniques in schools.