Lloyd Goodwin, PhD, LPC, CRC-MAC, LCAS, CCS, ACS

Lloyd Goodwin



East Carolina University
College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies
Health Sciences Building
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Lloyd Goodwin, Ph.D., LPC, CRC-MAC, LCAS, CCS, ACS, received his B.A. in psychology and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Florida State University. He usually teaches the following courses: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Introduction to Substance Abuse, Substance Abuse Counseling, Group Counseling with Addicted Populations, Counseling Practicum, Advanced Practicum, and Advanced Group Counseling.

Dr. Goodwin is the founder and President of the Professional Association of Rehabilitation Counselors (PARC). He has journal articles published in many of the counseling, rehabilitation, and substance abuse journals.

Dr. Goodwin is the author of The Button Therapy Book: How to Work on Your Buttons and the Button-Pushers in Your Life.

Personal Interests and Hobbies

Lloyd likes to read in the area of personal and spiritual growth, alternative healing, and addictions. He has studied such holistic practices as Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, massage, and other body and energy work approaches. He has practiced yoga and meditation since 1968. He enjoys listening to music, playing the guitar, gardening, and watching TV shows including House, 2 ½ Men, Nip Tuck, Sopranos, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Boston Legal, and Deadwood. He has a son living in Arizona and a daughter living in Northern California.

Course Syllabi


Ph.D. 1974 Florida State University
Counseling, Health & Rehabilitation
Major: Rehabilitation Services

M.S. 1968 Florida State University
Major: Rehabilitation Counseling
Minor: Guidance & Counseling

B.A. 1967 Florida State University
Major: Psychology
Minor: Social Work

Work Experience

January, 1969, through June, 1970:
Rehabilitation Counselor II, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Miami, Florida. General, mental health, drug abuse and public offender case loads. Co Director and Clinical Counselor, Drugless Mind Expansion (DME) Yoga program, a drugless alternative program aimed at prevention and treatment for the substance user/abuser, Miami, FL.

February through August, 1972:
Training Director, Florida Drug Abuse Program (state substance abuse agency). Tallahassee, FL. On six month contract.

February through August, 1973:
Training Director, Florida Drug Abuse Program. Comprehensive Services Planning Coordinator, Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services. Tallahassee, FL. On six month contract.

January, 1974, through August, 1977:
Director and Clinical Counselor, Humanistic Growth Institute, Tallahassee, Florida. Private counseling program providing individual, group, marriage, divorce counseling, theme groups, and weekend personal growth groups.

October, 1977, to August, 1978:
Training Specialist, State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNYAB). Continuing Education Program For Rehabilitation: Region II (New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands) and Adjunct Assistant Professor, SUNYAB, Counseling Psychology Department, Rehabilitation Counseling Program. Private individual, marriage and divorce counseling practice.

September, 1978, to June, 1979:
Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY at Buffalo, Department of Counseling and Human Services, Rehabilitation Counseling Program. Private clinical counseling practice.

September, 1979, to August, 1983:
Assistant Professor, Institute for Social and Rehabilitation Services, Assumption College. Private consultation work with alcohol and drug rehabilitation training programs.

August, 1983, to June, 1989:
Associate (since 1987) Professor and Assistant Director of Rehabilitation Programs, Division of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation Programs, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas. Private clinical counseling and consultation.

July, 1989, to present:
Director, & Professor (full professor since 1993), Substance Abuse and Clinical Counselor Education Program, (Interim Chair, Dept. of Rehabilitation Studies 6/01-11/03), Department of Rehabilitation Studies, School of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University.


Each Fall, Spring, and Summer Dr. Goodwin leads a 30 hour workshop on Clinical Supervision, a 6 hour workshop on Counseling Individuals with HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases, and a 6 hour workshop on Ethical Issues for substance abuse counselors, mental health counselors, rehabilitation counselors and related mental health professionals.


Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (2006). A comprehensive substance abuse counselor education program: From specialty certificate to Ph.D. Journal of Teaching in the Addictions, 5(2), 59-80.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (1974, August). The drugless alternative approach. Booklet. Tallahassee, Florida: Humanistic Counseling Center. Reprinted in NIMH Drug Training Manual, October, 1974.

Goodwin, L.R., JR.(1975). Psychosocial motivations for the initial, continuing and discontinuing use of marihuana and the psychedelic drugs (Doctoral dissertation, Florida State University, 1974). Dissertation Abstracts International, 35, 4625B. (University Microfilms No. 75 6325, 135).

Goodwin, L.R., JR.(1980). Stress management for rehabilitation clients. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 23 (3), 193 201.

Goodwin, L.R., JR.(1980). A humanistic psychology course and individualized personal growth program. The Humanistic Educator, 18 (4), 196 198.

Goodwin, L.R., JR.(1981). Psychological self help: A five step model. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 21 (1) 13 27.

Goodwin, L.R., JR. (1983). The circle group approach: A structured encounter group experience. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 8 (2), 93 100.

Goodwin, L.R., JR.(1986). A holistic perspective to the provision of rehabilitation counseling services. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 17 (2), 29 36.

Goodwin, L.R., JR.(1986). Marketing rehabilitation counselor education programs. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 17 (4), 42 47.

Goodwin, L.R., JR. & Elson, M. (1987). Counseling the adult public offender: A family perspective. Journal of Rehabilitation, 53 (2), 56 60.

Goodwin, L.R., JR. (1988). The rehabilitation counselor education job search: A practical guide for the applicant. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 19 (1), 37 42.

Goodwin, L.R., JR. & Holmes, G.E. (1988). Counseling the crime victim: A guide for rehabilitation counselors. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 19 (2), 42 47.

Goodwin, L.R., JR. (1989). Private Counseling: A primer. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 20(1), 41 46.

Goodwin, L.R., JR. (1989). Restructuring our professional organizations. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 20 (2), 53 55.

Holmes, G.E., Karst, R.H. & Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (1990). Mutual help groups and the rehabilitation process. American Rehabilitation, 16 (3),19-22, 33.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr., & Lotterhos, J.F. (1991). A substance abuse counselor education program. Rehabilitation Education, 5, 43-51.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (1992). Rehabilitation counselor specialization: The promise and the challenge. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 23 (2), 5-11.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (1993). Special Interest Network in Substance Abuse. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling. 24(1), 58-62.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. & CRCC Standards Committee. (1994). CRC specialty certification in Substance Abuse Counseling, (CRC-SAC) Certification Guide (Includes CRC-SAC Standards). Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, Rolling Meadows, IL.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (1994). Professional organizational issues confronting the rehabilitation counseling profession. Rehabilitation Education, 8(3), 285-288.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (1994). Response to Shaw and Kundu. Rehabilitation Education, 8(3), 293-294.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (March, 1997). The Rehabilitation Counseling Profession. (21 pp. Booklet). Greenville, NC: Counseling and Rehabilitation Resources, Inc.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (March, 1997). Rehabilitation Counseling: A Profession With a Future. (2 pp. Brochure). Greenville,NC: Counseling and Rehabilitation Resources, Inc.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (1997,1999). Licensed Professional Counselors: Experienced and Qualified Mental Health Professionals. Counseling and Rehabilitation Resources, Inc. (10 panel brochure).

Alston, P.P., Holbert, D.D. & Goodwin, L.R. (1999). Effectiveness of applicant screening procedures for a rehabilitation counseling program. Rehabilitation Education. 13 (4), 301-307.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (2002). The button therapy book: How to work on your buttons and the button-pushers in your life. BC,Canada: Trafford Publishing.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (2002). The six-step button therapy method. BC,Canada: Trafford Publishing.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (2002). Cognitive self-assessment inventory. BC,Canada: Trafford Publishing.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (2002). Treatment of Addiction (Syllabus). Journal of Teaching in the Addictions. 1(2), 102-107.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (2002). Substance Abuse Counseling (Syllabus). Journal of Teaching in the Addictions. 1(2), 108-115.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (2002). Group Counseling for Addictive Behaviors (Syllabus). Journal of Teaching in the Addictions. 1(2), 116-122.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (2002). Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Syllabus). Journal of Teaching in the Addictions. 1(2), 164-168.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (2006). Rehabilitation counselor specialty areas offered by rehabilitation counselor education programs. Rehabilitation Education, 20(2), 133-143.

Chapin, M.H. & Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (2006). Rehabilitation counselor education students’ career goals: A partial replication study. College Student Journal, 40(4), 832-845.

Sias, S. & Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (2007). Students’ reactions to attending 12-step meetings: Implications for counselor education. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, 27(2), 113-126.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (in press). A comprehensive substance abuse counselor education program: From specialty certificate to Ph.D. Journal of Teaching in the Addictions.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. & Sias, S. (in press). Substance abuse and clinical counseling students’ characteristics and career goals. Journal of Teaching in the Addictions.

Goodwin, L.R., Jr. (in press). Substance abuse treatment. In Stebnicki, M. & Marini, I. (Eds.). Counselor’s desk reference. Springer Publisher.

Research Interests

Current research interests include applying Button Therapy (i.e. holistic cognitive behavioral therapy) to different populations and problem areas (e.g. anger management and addictions) , substance use disorders, substance abuse counselor education, clinical supervision, group counseling, holistic counseling, mind/body, spirituality in health & healing, alternative & complementary healing approaches, and energy work.

Professional Associations

  • Professional Assoc. of Rehabilitation Counselors (PARC)
    • Rehabilitation Counselor Educators /Substance Abuse Counselors/ and Clinical Mental Health Counselors
  • American Rehabilitation Counseling Association
  • International Coalition for Addiction Studies & Education (INCASE)
  • North Carolina Association for Addiction Educators
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
    • Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW)
    • International Assoc. of Addiction & Offender Counselors (IAAOC)
    • Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES)
    • American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
    • Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious values in Counseling (ASERVIC)

Certification & Licensure

  • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with specialty certification in substance abuse counseling (CRC-MAC) (national)
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) (national)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina
  • Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS) in NC
  • Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) in NC