Linda Duncan, Ed. D., a graduate of Texas A & M University-Commerce, is currently a Professor of counseling and psychology and Director of the graduate Professional Counselor Training Program at Tarleton State University, another member of the Texas A & M University System in Stephenville, TX. During her 15 year tenure, the counseling program has grown from 39 students and a faculty of one, to 150 students and four faculty members. In addition, she has a private practice counseling individuals, mostly children and adolescents, as well as group counseling with adults. Prior to her university appointment she was Director of Clinical Services for Children & Adolescents at a regional Mental Health/Mental Retardation Center in Longview, TX. While there, she and her staff developed a program for treatment of sexual abuse, which was named a Model Treatment Program by Texas Department of MH/MR.
For many years, she presented workshops around the country regarding treatment of sexual abuse. For the past ten years, she has been involved in integrating principles of chaos science, Eastern philosophy, and transpersonal psychology into a counseling approach that has its roots in person-centered, Gestalt, and existential counseling. She presents a workshop every July in Santa Fe to update her research in this area. More recently, this approach has evolved into emotion-centered counseling, and she has broadened its base to include emotion-science and neuroscience. Currently, her workshops focus on emotion-centered counseling and its possibilities for personal and spiritual development.
She has published articles in several refereed journals, and is currently writing a book entitled Emotion-centered Counseling: A Psychology of Oneness. Additionally, she produced a CD of meditations entitled Meditations of the Fourth Beat with original music by Joshua Bradford.