Herman R. Lukow II, PhD, NCC is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at VCU Medical Center.
A retired Army officer and aviation professional, he earned a MEd in Couples and Family Therapy in 2009 followed by a PhD in counselor education from the College of William & Mary in 2012. He currently conducts research in support of two TBI Model Systems clinical trials: the Therapeutic Couples Intervention and the Resilience Adjustment Intervention.
In addition, Dr. Lukow provides counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families coping with the effects of brain injury. Prior to his fellowship at VCU, Dr. Lukow’s professional experiences include providing individual and group counseling for patients with severe mental illnesses at Eastern State Hospital, providing family counseling to underserved families referred from local school districts, implementing anger replacement therapy with aggressive youth and their parents, and providing counseling services to families stressed by military deployment.
He has presented at a number of professional counseling conferences and meetings on issues related to age, aging, and the aged, the need for incorporating gerontology counseling into counselor preparation programs, the relationship of mattering to others to holistic wellness, and the role of resilience in recovery from brain injury. Dr. Lukow currently serves as the president of the Virginia Association of Couples and Family Counselors.