Margaret (Peggy) L. Bloom, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and NCC, is a Professor Emerita of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she taught psychopathology, diagnosis and assessment and foundations of clinical mental health counseling. Previously she served on the faculties of Loyola University, Chicago, University of Memphis, Boston University, Overseas, and the University of Florida. Peggy is nationally recognized for her knowledge and expertise in assessment, DSM diagnosis and in counselor education. She is an appointed member of the Board of the Center for Credentialing & Education (National Board for Certified Counselors), an elected fellow of the American Psychological Association and a past-president of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Peggy has published numerous journal articles and made professional presentations across the world.
Beginning with the introduction of the DSM-III-R, then the DSM-IV, and now the DSM-5®, Dr. Bloom has conducted DSM seminars across the United States for hundreds of psychologists, professional counselors, social workers and other mental health professionals. Peggy brings a unique interdisciplinary perspective to each DSM seminar. She began her career as a psychiatric nurse and earned graduate degrees in nursing, counseling, and counseling psychology. For a number of years she maintained a private therapy practice in addition to her university positions.
Bloom received her bachelor of science in nursing (with distinction) from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a master of science in psychiatric nursing from the University of California at San Francisco and a master’s in counseling and guidance from the University of Hawaii. She earned her Ph.D. in counseling psychology (education) from Arizona State University in Tempe. She also holds certificates in management and leadership in education from Harvard University.