Dr. Cecil Holden (C.H.) Patterson
( 1912 – 2006 )

Date of Birth: June 22, 1912

Place: Lynn, Massachusetts


  • Danvers, Massachusetts High School, 1931 (Valedictorian)
  • A.B. 1938, University of Chicago, Sociology
  • M.A. 1945, University of Minnesota, Child Psychology
  • Ph.D. 1955, University of Minnesota, Educational Psychology (Counseling)


Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1983 - 1995

Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois, 1977 - Present

The Chinese University of Hong Kong: Lectures, workshops and individual counseling sessions with students, July 1988

Distinguished Visiting Professor, California State University at San Bernardino, Spring 1986. Lectured at:

  • California State University, Northridge
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • California Poly State University at Pomona
  • California Poly State University at San Luis Obispo
  • Claremont Graduate College
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • San Diego State University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • University of California at Santa Barbara
  • University of Redlands

The Chinese University of Hong Kong: Seminars, lectures, workshops, Summer 1985

Visiting Scholar, Western Carolina University, October 1979

Lecturer and Workshop Director, National Health Service, Manchester and Leeds, England, and Dublin, Ireland, 1977

Fulbright Hays Senior Lecturer, Haceteppe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1976 - 1977

Fulbright Hays Senior Lecturer, Aston University, Birmingham, England, 1972 - 1973

Chairman, Division of Counselor Education, University of Illinois, 1963 - 1969

Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, 1960 - 1977

Director, Rehabilitation Counselor Education, University of Illinois, 1956 - 1972

Associate Professor of Education, University of Illinois, 1956 - 1960

Counseling Psychologist, Veterans Administration Regional Office, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1947 - 1956

Clinical Psychologist, Veterans Administration Hospital, Cannandaigua, New York, 1946 - 1947

Clinical Psychologist, U.S. Army, 1945 - 1946

Aviation Psychologist, U.S. Army Air Force, 1942 - 1945

Senior Teaching Assistant and Instructor, Institute of Child Welfare, University of Minnesota. 1941 - 1942

Research Assistant and Instructor, Fels Research Institute, Antioch College, Yellow Spring, Ohio, 1939 - 1942


American Psychological Assocation:

  • Fellow and Past President, Division of Counseling Psychology
  • Fellow, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Member, Division of Educational Psychology
  • Fellow, Division of Psychotherapy
  • Charter Fellow, American Psychological Society

American Counseling Association:

  • Professional Member and Past President, American Rehabilitation Counseling Association
  • Member, National Vocational Guidance Division
  • Member, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision


  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in the South and Southeast
  • Who's Who in American Education
  • American Men of Science
  • Leaders in American Science
  • World Who's Who in Science
  • National Register of Educational Researchers


1994 Recipient, Leona Tyler Award, Division of Counseling Psychology, American Psychological Association


  • The Counseling Psychologist
  • Journal of Counseling Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Research and Practice Review
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Person-Centered Review


APA roster of consultants and site visitors, 1970-1984

    Chair, site visit committees, Notre Dame University, University of Florida, Southern Illinois University

Speaker at many universities, conferences, professional meetings, etc.

    Keynote speaker at Southeast Asia Symposium on Counseling and Guidance in the 21st Century, Taipei, Taiwan, December, 1989
    Lectured at the National Taiwan University, Taipei, and at the Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan, December 1989
    Lectures and seminars at Weald College, University of Herts, University of East Anglia, University of Sheffield, the Person-Centered Approach Institute, and the Institute for Person-Centered Learning, England, April, 1996
    Lectures and seminars at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, May 1996
    Lectures and seminars at Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, May, 1996

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