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Robert Bertolino

Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling Robert Bertolino
Phone: Work 314.529.9659


  • BSW in Social Work, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • M.Ed. in Counselor Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Louis University

Courses Taught

Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling, Counseling and Personality Theory, Foundations of Family Therapy, Internship

Research Interests

Adolescents and Families, Clinical Outcomes

When I’m Not Teaching

I enjoy playing and listening to music as well as traveling the country to see US concerts.

Selected Publications

  • Bertolino, B. (2010). Strengths-based engagement and practice: Creating effective helping relationships. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Bertolino, B. (2003). Change-oriented psychotherapy with adolescents and young adults: The next generation of respectful and effective therapeutic processes and practices. New York: Norton.
  • Bertolino, B. (1999). Therapy with troubled teenagers: Rewriting young lives in progress. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Bertolino, B., Kiener, M. S., & Patterson, R. (2009). The therapist’s notebook for strengths and solution-based therapies: Homework, handouts, and activities. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
  • Bertolino, B., & O’Hanlon, B. (2002). Collaborative, competency-based counseling and therapy. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Bertolino, B., & Schultheis, G. (2002). The therapist’s notebook for families: Solution-oriented exercises for working with parents, children, and adolescents. New York: The Haworth Press.
  • Bertolino, B., & Thompson, K. (1999). The residential youth care worker in action: A collaborative, competency-based approach. New York: The Haworth Press.
  • O’Hanlon, B., & Bertolino, B. (1998). Even from a broken web: Brief, respectful solution- oriented therapy for sexual abuse and trauma. New York: John Wiley & Sons.