John McCarthy earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri–Kansas City and has been teaching in the Department of Counseling at Indiana University of Pennsylvania since 2001. He has directed the department’s Center for Creativity and Change since its inception in 2005. McCarthy has 29 journal publications and over 60 professional presentations. His professional writings have been featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Buffalo News, Cleveland.com, Counseling Today, and the Psychotherapy Networker. He has extensive international experience and has presented in countries that include England, Turkey, Singapore, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, China, Hong Kong, England, Armenia, and Georgia.