Arnold P. Goldstein


BICA is proud to be the home of the Arnold P. Goldstein Memorial Library.

Robert B. Rutherford, Jr.


Rob Rutherford specialized in emotional and behavioral disorders and youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice system. He is best known for his work at Arizona State University and is revered as a teacher and mentor, researcher and scholar, an organizational leader, family 

Eleanor Guetzloe

(1931 - March 2014)

We are greatly saddened by the death of "Dr. G." Eleanor was one of the driving forces behind the creation of BICA, a founding Board member and a cherished leader and mentor.  She will be greatly missed.

William C. Morse


Dr. Morse championed an ecological perspective on emotional and behavioral disorders. Today, we take for granted the multidisciplinary team approach in addressing mental health problems. But in the 1950's, when Morse was developing his Combined Program at Michigan, many psychotherapists viewed teachers and 

Promoting improved services for troubled youth

since 1982

Estelle Wild

(September 1934 - February 2012)

We wish to express our sympathies to the family and friends of Estelle Wild.  Estelle was a founding Board member for Behavioral Institute for Children and Adolescents in 1990 and she  was instrumental in helping to develop successful International Child and Adolescent Conferences. 


Nicholas Hobbs 


Quote Article

The Nicholas Hobbs Society 

(Vanderbilt Kennedy Center)

member, and a friend. He authored and/or co-authored over 150 publications; gave at least that many conference presentations; guided numerous successful doctoral students, was awarded dozens of state and federal grants; and was the recipient of national awards, including the CCBD 2006 Leadership Award and two Fulbright-Hayes Scholarships. He founded the Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD) conference, which he organized and hosted for 31 years. 
- C. Michael Nelson

Richard James Whelan


Dick Whelan Tribute 
(Kansas City Star)

At Valdosta State University, GA, he served as Chair, Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, Dean, Dewar College of Education and as Provost, and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

William C. Rhodes II

(November 1918 - February 2011)

It is with great sadness that we recognize the death of William Rhodes, one of the pioneers in our field. We were honored by his participation in the 2005 Minnesota EBD Conference reuniting and highlighting Bill and other pioneers. Our thoughts are with his family.

schools as among the threats to the mental health of students. Morse joined with others to demonstrate that educational settings can become more therapeutic.

Philip Gunter

(July 1951 - May 2012)

Dr. Gunter served as a classroom teacher of students with disabilities, a school principal, a director of special education services and a research scientist at the Kansas University. He was a noted scholar in the field of special education and emotional behavioral disorders.