Department of Dispute Resolution & Counseling

Dr. Robert Berg

Robert (Bob) Berg

Adjunct Instructor

Ed.D., Northern Illinois University
5228 Tennyson Pkwy, Ste 234
Plano, 75024
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Robert C. Berg, Ed.D., Professor Emeritus of Counseling, first joined the SMU faculty as an adjunct professor in 2007.

After a 38 year career as a counselor educator at the University of North Texas, Berg retired from fulltime teaching and joined SMU as a part time instructor.  2015 marks the 54th consecutive year that Berg has been teaching and supervising.

During his career, Berg has authored or co-authored seven books including Group Counseling: Concepts and Procedures currently in its fifth edition.  The popular textbook has been translated and is also published in China.  He has also produced over 40 professional articles.

In addition to maintaining a limited private practice and leading therapy groups, Berg has consulted with a variety of organizations including American Airlines, the Chicago Board of Education, the New Orleans Saints football club, Braniff Airways, and the Federal Aviation Administration in addition to numerous school districts in Texas.

A charter member of the Association for Specialists in Group Work, Dr. Berg has been a career long member of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, the Texas Counseling Association and Phi Delta Kappa.

In 2008 Berg was the subject of an article in the Journal of Professional Counseling.  Written by two of his former doctoral students, the article looked back at his career as a counselor educator.  Berg also served as chair of over 30 doctoral committees.  It has been said that over his extensive career, Dr. Berg has taught and supervised more group therapy leaders than any other individual in the United States.