Associate Professor and Program Leader, Counselor Education
Bachelor's Degree(s): BA Psychology, Ohio University, 1973
Master's Degree: MA Clinical Psychology, Central Michigan University, 1976
PhD: PhD in Counseling Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, 1984
Phone: (225) 578-2199
Office: 122 Peabody Hall
Dr. Gintner is an Associate Professor and Program Leader of the Counselor Education Program. He has been with the counseling unit since August 1984. His areas of specialization are diagnostic and treatment guidelines for DSM-5 disorders, substance abuse counseling, and neuroscience applications in counseling. His research has focused on DSM-5, differential diagnosis, treatment planning guidelines and motivational strategies with substance abusers. He is a nationally recognized workshop presenter on topics such as the DSM-5, ICD-10 and best practices in counseling. Dr. Gintner was the 2007-2008 President of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), the largest national association for mental health counselors. Currently, he is a member of the Global Clinical Practice Network of the World Health Organization (WHO), and wa involved in field trials on ICD-11. He is a Fellow of the American Counseling Association and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Board Approved Supervisor of Counselor Interns. His thirty years of clinical experience include work in outpatient mental health, inpatient psychiatric care, chemical dependency, and employee assistance counseling.
Awards & Honors
2015 Linda Seligman Counselor Educator of the Year, awarded by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
Fellow of the American Counseling Association
Chair, DSM-5 Task Force, American Mental Health Counseling Association (February 2010- 2013). The committee is charged with reviewing and providing feedback and comment on the proposed DSM-5 draft versions.
President, American Mental Health Counselors Association (July ’07- July’08). AMHCA is the largest professional organization dedicated solely to promoting the interests of mental health counselors. The president presides as chair of the board and represents and is charged with carrying out the association’s strategic plan.
Gintner, G. G. (2021). Bottom-up neuromodulation: Calming from below. In R. Miller & E.T. Beeson (Eds.), The neuroeducation toolbox: Practical translations of neuroscience into counseling and psychotherapy (pp. 243-251). San Diego, CA: Congella.
Gintner, G. G. (2016). Diagnosis: Defining the problem. In J. Scott Young and Craig S. Cashwell (Eds.), Clinical mental health counseling: Elements of effective practice (135-164). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishers.
Gintner, G. G. & Mooney, P. (2015). Attention to ADHD: DSM-5 changes, practice guideline updates and implications for schools. Beyond Behavior, 24, 20-29.
Choate, L. H. & Gintner, G. G. (2015). Feeding and eating disorders. In B. Flamez & C. J. Sheperis (Eds.), Diagnosing and treating children and adolescents (pp. 315-339). Hoboken,
Gintner, G. G. (2014). DSM-5 conceptual changes: Innovations, limitations and clinical implications. The Professional Counselor, 4, 179-190.
Choate, L. H. & Gintner, G. G. (2011). Prenatal depression: Best practices for diagnosis and treatment. Journal of Counseling and Development, 84, 373-382.
Gintner, G. G. & Mears, G. S. (2009). Mental health counseling. In Emener, W.G., Richard, M.A. & Bosworth, J.J. (Editors), A Guidebook to human service professions: Helping college students explore opportunities in the human services field (pp. 154-165). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.
Gintner, G. G. (2008). Treatment planning guidelines for children and adolescents. In R.R. Erk (Eds.), Counseling treatments for children and adolescents DSM-IV-TR mental disorders (pp.344-380). Prentice Hall Publishing.
Gintner, G. G. (2020). Building approach motivation: Enhancing wanting, liking and reward learning. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Mental Health Association (virtual).
Gintner, G. G. (2019, June). Transdiagnostic treatment approaches: The next wave of evidence-based practice. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, Washington D. C.
Gintner, G. G. (2019, March). Transdiagnostic treatment approaches: The next wave of evidence-based practice. Presented at the Annual Conference of the American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA.
Gintner, G. G. (2016, July). Transitioning to ICD-10-CM: What it means to the diagnosis of mental disorders. Presented at the Annual conference of the American Counseling Association, New Orleans, LA.
Gintner, G. G. (2015, March). New disorders and specifiers in DSM-5. Presented at the Annual conference of the American Counseling Association, Orlando, Fl.
Gintner, G. G. (2015, July). Case formulation using DSM-5. Presented at the annual conference of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, Seattle, WA.
Selected Grants and Funded Projects
Co-PI, The U.S. Department of Education (DOE): Education Innovation and Research (EIR), 2019-2021
PI, National Science Foundation (NSF): Computer Science for All, 2019-2021