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Fretz, Bruce (1939-)
Bruce Fretz contributed to the field of counseling psychology in a varied and significant fashion. He left lasting impressions on students within the field, facilitated the development of new faculty, and contributed to the growing profession, all from his position as director of the counseling psychology doctoral program at the University of Maryland. Over 20 years of service that included authoring a quintessential textbook, writing numerous articles, and holding various leadership positions, Fretz epitomized influential leadership in counseling psychology. In his early years, Fretz did not plan on nor did he believe in the possibility of attending college. He had planned to drop out of school to work to support his mother and younger siblings, as his father had passed away when Fretz was a young boy. However, after he and other teachers discovered that he had an exceptional talent in mathematics, he was switched to the “college track” in ...