Dr. David Lane, Supervisor & Mercer University Professor
by Dr. David Lane
(Atlanta, Ga. )
W. David Lane Bio
W. David Lane, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Counseling and Human Sciences, College of Continuing and Professional Studies, is the founder of the Counseling Program and current Associate Program Coordinator for the Ph.D. Counseling Program at Mercer University in Atlanta. He earned the Ph.D. in Counseling from Georgia State University in 1992 and has over 30 years experience as a counselor, counselor educator and supervisor. David is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Nationally Board Certified Counselor, and a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists. He is in his seventeenth year at Mercer University. Prior to coming to Mercer, he was the founder and Coordinator of the Community Counseling and Marriage and Family Counseling Programs at Columbus College (now Columbus State University). While at Columbus he worked with Ft. Benning and the Department of the Army to create a program to train Army Chaplains in Marriage and Family Counseling. The program was highly successful and the Army sends these Chaplains all over the world to work with soldiers and their families.
He is a member of the Board of Directions of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, works on the Ethics and Supervision Credentialing Committee, and is Editor of the Georgia Journal of Professional Counseling. He has published numerous articles, book chapters, and manuscript reviews in the field of Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy and is the co-author of Ready to Learn: Teaching Children How to Succeed in School, a nationally award winning program for pre-school and early childhood classrooms. His most recent book, co-authored with his wife, Dr. Donna Lane, Please Share the Door, I’m Freezing: Creating Oneness in Marriage was published in 2010. He is a regular presenter at local, regional, and national workshops in the field of Counseling.
At Mercer University he has developed the graduate counseling program and collaborative programs with the MacAfee School of Theology and Tift College of Education. He has worked extensively in Haiti since the January 12, 2010 earthquake with post trauma issues and training and continues the Haiti work in 2012.
David has been married (to the same woman) for 33 years and they had three wonderful, successful children (he says this is his best credential).
William David Lane, Ph.D.
584 Horse Ferry Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Home phone: (770)979-1783
Office phone: (678)547-6301
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Ph.D., 1992, Counseling, Georgia State University, Department of Counseling and
M.Ed., 1981, Community Counseling, Georgia State University, Department of
Counseling and Psychological Services.
B.S.Ed., 1976, Troy State University, Secondary Education and History.
Credentials and Professional Memberships
Licensed Professional Counselor #1745, State of Georgia
Nationally Board Certified Counselor #30236, NBCC
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #754, State of Georgia
Nationally Board Certified Family Therapist #37
Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy #63128
Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, #034, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia
Approved Clinical Supervisor, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, Registry of Counselor Supervisors.
Member: American Association for Christian Counselors
Member: Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia
Member: Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapists
8/10-present: Professor, Associate Counseling Program Coordinator for Doctoral Studies, Department of Counseling and Human Sciences, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA.
5/09-8/10 Professor, Counseling Program Coordinator, Department of Counseling and Human Sciences, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA.
8/06-11/10: Clinical Director, Grace Harbor Counseling and Diagnostic Services, Fayetteville, GA
8/00 -5/09: Associate Professor, Counseling Program Coordinator, Department of Counseling and Human Sciences, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA.
4/94 - present: Private Counseling Practice, Brookwood Psychotherapy Associates. Lilburn, GA
6/95- 8/00: Assistant Professor, Human Services Program Coordinator, Department of Social Sciences, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA.
9/91 - 12/94: Assistant Professor of Counseling, Coordinator-Community Counseling Program, Counseling and Clinical Programs Department, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.
3/88 - 8/91: Adjunct Professor of Social Sciences, Mercer University, Atlanta, GA.
5/87 - 8/91: Instructor, Georgia State University, Joint appointment with Department of Counseling and Psychological Services and Department of Early Childhood Education, Atlanta, GA.
11/86 - 1/91: Executive Director, Georgia Residential Child Care Association, Atlanta, GA.
9/84 - 5/87: Clinical Consultant, Appleton Family Ministries, Juliette, GA.
8/82 - 11/85: Director of Child and Adolescent Services, Coliseum Psychiatric Hospital, Macon, GA.
11/81 - 8/82: Director of Therapeutic Services, Youth Estate, Brunswick, GA.
7/78 - 11/81: Psychiatric Counselor, Peachtree-Parkwood Hospital, Atlanta, GA.
1/77 - 7/78: Psychological Assistant, Anneewakee Foundation, Douglasville, GA.
Honors and Awards
2010-Who’s Who in America
2004-Founder, Mu Upsilon Alpha chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Mercer University Atlanta, Assistant to the Executive Director, 2004-2006
2004-Alpha Phi Sigma, National Criminal Justice Honor Society
2003-Alpha Delta Omega, National Honor Society for Human Service Education
2000- The Harold R. Metzger Research Award, presented by the Journal of Educational Research for “Outstanding Contributions to the Practice of Education Through Research” for: Brigman, Greg, Lane, W. David, Lane, Donna E., Lawrence, Robert and Switzer, Deborah, (1999). “Teaching Preschoolers School Success Skills”, Journal of Educational Research, Volume 92, Number 6.
1992-Founder, Chi Chi chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society at Columbus State University, Assistant to the Executive Director, 1992-‘94.
1992- Phi Delta Kappa Educational Honor Society, Foundation Representative, 1992-‘93.
1988- Outstanding Doctoral Student, Department of Counseling and Psychological Services, Georgia State University.
1985- Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honor Society.
1984- Outstanding Young Men of America.
1984- NAHAM Outstanding Research Award, National Association of Hospital Admitting Managers, for Individualized clinical admission procedures for inpatient psychiatric hospitals, Journal of Hospital Admitting Management.
Lane, Donna E. and Lane, W. David, (2009) Please Share the Door, I’m Freezing! Creating Oneness in Marriage, Catawba Publishing, Charlotte, NC.
Brigman, Greg, Lane W. David, and Lane, Donna E., (1994) Ready to Learn, Educational
Media Publishing, Minneapolis, MN
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