Jane E. Myers Sweeney



Professional Counselor & Professor Emeritus,
Department of Counseling & Educational Leadership,
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro,

Executive Director Emeritus,
Chi Sigma Iota, International



Biographical Sketch

The 5F-Wel Citation
5F-Wel Translations

Wellness Articles
Research Summary

Gerontological Counseling


Jane E. Myers, Ph.D., was a Professional Counselor and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, Master's in rehabilitation counseling, specialist in counseling and educational administration, and doctorate in counselor education with certificate in gerontology from the University of Florida. She was a licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, National Certified Gerontological Counselor, and she was National Board Certified in Neurofeedback.

Dr. Myers' professional interests included wellness for persons of all ages and cultural backgrounds, mid-life and aging issues, assessment, and counselor education. With her husband, Dr. Thomas J. Sweeney, she co-authored and edited Counseling for Wellness: Theory, Research, and Practice (2005) published by the American Counseling Association. This book describes two counseling-based wellness models, assessment instruments, and over three decades of wellness research by multiple authors, including dozens of doctoral dissertations completed at institutions in the United States and internationally. Tangible suggestions for applying the wellness models in education, community services, and business and industry settings can be found within these works.

Dr. Myers worked with researchers internationally who shared common interests in wellness. Most of this research uses the Indivisible Self Model of Wellness and the Five Factor Wellness Inventory (5F-Wel), which has been adapted into multiple languages and cultures.