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Richard E. Nelson, Ph.D.

Dr. Richard E. Nelson has given more than 1,200 workshops and seminars in 29 states on suicide prevention, children at risk, and stress. In 1994, Dr. Nelson was the first recipient of the Kansas School Counselor Association award for Outstanding Post-Secondary Counselor in Kansas. In recognition of outstanding service to counseling, he was also awarded the Kansas Counseling Association Hall of Fame Award for 1994. He has been a high school teacher, a counselor in junior high and high school, and a junior high school principal. Since his retirement from the University of Kansas, where he was an associate professor of counseling psychology, Dr. Nelson continues to serve as a consultant and give presentations on adolescent suicide and school crisis teams. He is currently a substitute teacher for junior high and high school students, and he most enjoys spending time with his wife, Barbara, and with their children and grandchildren.

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