Lynn Karuen Hall Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Lynn Karuen Hall


I live in Arizona and have worked as a counselor, counselor educator and an administrator. I wrote the book Counseling Military Families: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know in 2008. It wanted to share my experiences with military families, as well as compiling relevant and important information for civilian counselors. The second edition of the book was published in May, 2016.


Hello, I live in Arizona, most of the time in Tucson but a few months a year in Prescott.  I have a Master's degree in Counseling and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.  I spent many years as a counselor at the University of Arizona and created one of the first programs for displaced homemakers in 1980, which continues today after many revisions as the YWorks program at the Tucson YWCA.  I also had a private practice in Marriage and Family Therapy in Tucson.  I then worked as a school counselor in Arizona and in Germany, working with military families at schools in the Department of Defense Dependent School Systems.  In 2002 I became a counselor educator at Western New Mexico University, achieving full professor status.  I was there for 7 years until I had the opportunity to move to the University of Phoenix in 2009 as an Assistant Dean and later became the Dean of the College of Social Sciences in 2010.  The College includes bachelor level Human Services and Psychology programs, and masters level Psychology and Counseling programs – including Clinical Mental Health, School Counseling, and Marriage/Family therapy programs. During my last year at University of Phoenix we created an online masters in mental health counseling.  I retired from the University of Phoenix at the end of 2014.  During my years at Western New Mexico University I wrote the book Counseling Military Families: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know, which was published in 2008 and just reprinted in 2016.  It has been a passion of mine to share both my experiences in working with military families, but also in compiling the most relevant and important information for civilian counselors who might find themselves working with military families. Since the publication of that first edition of my book, I have conducted numerous workshops and written many chapters for publications relating to working with military families.  Also during the last decade or so, I was a member of the Board for the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) from 2004-2009, which is a subsidiary of the National Board for Certified Counselor (NBCC) and I am currently a Director on the NBCC board, with my term ending in June, 2017.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Mental Health Counseling
    Children's Health
    Military Culture
    School Counseling

Personal Interests

    Being retired
    Spending time with kids and grandkids


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 Featured Title - Counseling Military Families, 2nd ed - 1st Edition book cover