Anthony (Tony) M. McCrovitz, Ph.D., is a licensed mental health counselor and psychologist, with clinical training and specialization in child development and the integration of approaches that are rooted in a holistic, biopsychosocial model. In 1996, he co-founded Globe Star, an agency that provides accredited quality of life services and programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He continues to serve as director and is a consultant, mentor, and provider of training in a Quality of Life Model of services. He holds a doctorate in I/O Psychology from Walden University, a re-specialization in Clinical Psychology from Adler University, an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, and a master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University of Chicago.
Dr. McCrovitz currently serves as President of Indiana Counseling Foundation (IPCF), has served as a Past President of Indiana Counseling Association (ICA), and continues actively serving as a Board Member.
With the relationship-building framework of Gentle Teaching, we can identify the value we bring to ‘a culture of gentleness’ (a safe and loved, loving and engaged environment). We can identify how we are ‘protecting’ one’s vulnerabilities and how we can reciprocate what we are learning from this person by integrating the value and meaning into the mentoring/counseling processes. Integrating a framework of Gentle Teaching into our practice of unconditional acceptance/love, validates the individual and their unique process of awareness and growth. How does an approach that practices Gentle Teaching embrace inclusion and cultivate a sense of belonging?