Ricki Kantrowitz is Professor of Psychology and Faculty Liaison for University Internationalization at Westfield State University, Westfield, Massachusetts. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in counseling, abnormal psychology, global mental health, and cross-cultural psychology and has received Westfield State University’s Outstanding Educator Award. She received her B.A. from Simmons College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She is the co-author of Effective Helping: Interviewing and Counseling Techniques (7th edition) and is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. Ricki has been a Non-Governmental Representative for the World Federation for Mental Health at the United Nations –New York for the past 16 years and attended the 4th World Conference on Women in China. She received Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad grants to Korea, Hungary, and Morocco and was a visiting professor at the Centre for International Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, Australia during Fall 2006. In 2009 she had the opportunity to observe mental health programs in East Timor, the Philippines, and southern India. She taught on Semester at Sea during the Spring 1991, Fall 1998, and Summer 2010 semesters and is excited about teaching again.