Robert Rocco Cottone, PhDis a professor of counseling and family therapy at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy. He earned his BA and MEd degrees at the University of Missouri-Columbia and his PhD degree at Saint Louis University. He has served on the American Counseling Association (ACA) Ethics Task Force that produced the 2005 revision of the Association’s ethics code. He chaired the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association’s and the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification’s (CRCC’s) collaborativeCode of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselorstask force for revision of the code in 2000. Dr. Cottone is a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and a licensed psychologist in Missouri and Arizona. He is a Certified Family Therapist (NCACFT). He is the author of several books, includingParadigms of Counseling and Psychotherapy (2012),Toward a Positive Psychology of Religion: Belief Science in the Postmodern Era(2010), and an earlier edition of this text,Counseling Ethics and Decision Making (2007). He has published extensively on matters of professional ethics and ethical decision making in counseling and psychology. He has also written extensively on advanced philosophical and theoretical issues in counseling and psychotherapy.