Press Release for Wednesday, June 11, 2008

UNF Counseling Center Director Elected IACS President

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Terry DiNuzzo, Ph.D., director of the University of North Florida Counseling Center, was recently elected president of the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) for 2008-2009. The Jacksonville Beach resident is currently the vice president of the association and serves as chair of the IACS Board of Accreditation. Her term as president will begin in October.

DiNuzzo is a licensed psychologist with 30 years experience in the field and has served as director of UNF’s Counseling Center for the past 12 years. Prior to her employment at the University, she was director of the Counseling Center at American University and has also been employed as a staff psychologist at Georgetown and Texas A&M universities.

She earned her doctorate from the University of Florida and completed an internship at the University of Florida Counseling Center. DiNuzzo also completed post-doctoral re-specialization certification in clinical psychology at George Washington University and a post-doctoral internship at Bethesda Naval Hospital, with subsequent service as a Navy psychologist at Newport Naval Hospital.

DiNuzzo is a member of the American Psychological Association, Florida Psychological Association, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, Beaches Unit.

She has received numerous awards, including the Susan B. Anthony Award, Student Affairs Tribute for Caring Award, Student Affairs Performance Award, Enrollment Services Spirit Award and the Staff Award for Outstanding Service to the University Community.

The goals of the IACS are to encourage and aid counseling services throughout the United States and internationally to meet high professional standards, to inform the public about those which are competent and reliable, and to foster communication among counseling services operating in a variety of settings.