Daniel Gutierrez



Dr. Daniel Gutierrez is the Vera W. Barkley Associate Professor of Education in the counselor education program at William & Mary. Dr. Gutierrez’s research focuses on issues related to preventing mental health and substance use disorders by improving access to effective counseling services, identifying best treatment practices, and developing effective interventions. Dr. Gutierrez also has a special interest in examining the influence of spirituality, social emotional intelligence, contemplative practices, and existential factors (e.g., meaning in life, hope, purpose) on quality of life and overall wellbeing.

Notable Accomplishments

  • Serves as coordinator of the addictions emphasis for the William & Mary Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, and faculty director of the William & Mary New Leaf Clinic.
  • Associate editor for quantitative research for the Journal of Counseling & Development.
  • Associate editor for theory and practice for Counseling & Values.
  • Editorial board member of the Journal of Addiction and Offender Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision.
  • President-elect, Association of Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association.
  • Chair of the Human Rights Committee for the American Counseling Association.
  • Authored or co-authored 12 book chapters, and co-authored 51 refereed journal articles.


  • Biggs-Pine Award for Outstanding Scholarly Contribution to Counseling & Values (2019)
  • Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, Chi Sigma Iota, Mu Tau Beta Chapter, University of North Carolina, Charlotte (2017)
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