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Dr. Morley D. Glicken, MSW, MPA, DSW, ACSW

Executive Director


Agency and Academic Experience

        Dr. Morley Glicken is a well-known social work

        scholar, teacher, and administrator. He is the

        former Dean of the Worden School of Social

        Service in San Antonio, the founding director of

        the Master of Social Work Department at

        California State University, San Bernardino;

        the past Director of the Master of Social Work

        Program at the University of Alabama; and the

        former Executive Director of Jewish Family

        Service of Greater Tucson. He is currently

        Professor Emeritus in Social Work at California

        State University, San Bernardino, and the Executive Director of The

        Institute for Personal Growth.


        Dr. Glicken received his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with a minor in

        Psychology from the University of North Dakota. He holds a Master of

        Social Work Degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and the

        Master of Public Administration and Doctor of Social Work degrees from

        the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a member of Phi

        Kappa Phi Honorary Fraternity and the Academy of Certified Social




        Dr. Glicken has been a Professor of Social Work at Arizona State

        University in Tempe, The University of Kansas in Lawrence, The University

        of Alabama, and California State University, San Bernardino where he

        taught research, supervision, clinical practice, domestic violence and

        crisis intervention. He has written numerous articles for National

        Business Employment Weekly, a Wall Street Journal publication on

        worker satisfaction, morale, and burnout.


        In 2009, Praeger Press published his book A Simple Guide to Retirement

        (with Brian Haas). Elsevier, Inc. published his books Evidence-Based

        Practice with Troubled Children and Adolescents: A Psychosocial

        Perspective and, Evidence Based Counseling and Psychotherapy with an

        Aging Population, also in 2009. In 2008 he published A Guide to Writing for

        Human Service Professionals for Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. In

        2006 he published Life Lessons from Resilient People, published by Sage

        Publications. He published Working with Troubled Men: A Practitioner’s

        Guide for Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers in 2005 and Improving the

        Effectiveness of the Helping Professions: An Evidence-Based Approach to

        Practice in 2004 for Sage Publications. In 2003 he published Violent Young

        Children, and Understanding and Using the Strengths Perspective for Allyn

        and Bacon/Longman Publishers. Dr. Glicken published two books for Allyn

        and Bacon/Longman Publishers in 2002: The Role of the Helping

        Professions in the Treatment of Victims and Perpetrators of Crime (with

        Dale Sechrest) and, A Simple Guide to Social Research.


        Dr. Glicken has written over 50 articles for professional journals. He has

        held clinical social work licenses in Alabama and Kansas and is a member

        of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. He has trained with Albert

        Ellis in Rational-Behavioral Therapy and Robert and Mary Goulding in

        Re-Decision Therapy.


Institute Associates


Ron Aaron, JD

        Ron Aaron is a widely sought after consultant for non-profit agencies in

        the areas of marketing, advertising, communications, crisis management

        and related needs. He is the former Executive Director of Jewish Family &

        Children's Service of San Antonio; Executive Director of The San Antonio

        Rape Crisis Center; Senior Vice President and Director of Public Affairs

        for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education; and Senior

        Vice President for The Jefferson Group, a government and public affairs

        consulting firm headquartered in the District of Columbia. His areas of

        expertise include public relations, marketing, recruitment, the

        development of personnel policies, networking, program development,

        media relations and crisis communications.


Dr. Steven Ino, PhD

        Clinical Psychologist. Dr. Steven Ino is a licensed clinical psychologist

        specializing in the treatment of social and emotional problems of university

        students and issues related to Asian Americans.





                                                                     Dr. Morley D. Glicken & The Institute for Personal Growth 

                                                                     PO Box 40188  |  Tucson, AZ  85717

                                                                     Phone  520.288.0355  |  mglicken@msn.com