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Louis Joseph Cantoni

Louis Joseph Cantoni was American psychologist, sculptor, poet. Achievements include research in theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy, psychosocial aspects of disabling conditions, therapeutic and vocational counseling with disabled persons; research in workplace accommodation for the disabled, vocational rehabilitation of the severely disabled.

Background

  • Cantoni, Louis Joseph was born on May 22, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Pietro and Stella (Puricelli) Cantoni.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts California, Berkeley, 1946. Master of Social Work, University Michigan, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1953.

    Career

    • Personnel manager Johns-Manville Corporation, Pittsburg, California, 1944-1946. Social caseworker Detroit Department Public Welfare, 1946-1949. Counselor Michigan Division Vocational Rehabilitation, Detroit, 1949-1950.

      Conference leader, teacher psychology, coordinator family and community relations program General Motors Institute, Flint, Michigan, 1951-1956. From associate professor to professor, director rehabilitation counseling Wayne State University, Detroit, 1956-1989.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy, psychosocial aspects of disabling conditions, therapeutic and vocational counseling with disabled persons. Research in workplace accommodation for the disabled, vocational rehabilitation of the severely disabled.

    Works

    • Author books and monographs including: The 1939-1943 Flint Michigan Guidance Demonstration, 1953, Marriage and Community Relations, 1954. (with Mistress Cantoni) Counseling Your Friends, 1961, Supervised Practice in Rehabilitation Counseling, 1978, Writings of Louis J. Cantoni, 1981, Essays, Theses and Projects in Rehabilitation Counseling, 1989. (with Mistress Cantoni) Theoretical Underpinnings of Practice in Family Service Agencies, 1990.

      (poetry) With Joy I Called to You, 1969, Gradually The Dreams Change, 1979, A Festival of Lanternes, 1994. Editor: Placement of the Handicapped in Competitive Employment, 1957. Poetry editor Cathedral Digest, 1973-1975.

      Co-editor: Preparation of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors Through Field Instruction, 1958. Principal editor: (poetry) Golden Song Anthology, 1985. Editor journals Michigan Rehabilitation Association Digest, 1961-1963, Graduate Comment, 1963-1964.

      Bibliography, books and reprints placed in Reuther Library. Archives Wayne State University, Detroit. Contributor articles, reviews, poems, comments, abstracts, and illustrations to journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Judge Michigan regional and national essay and poetry contests, 1965-1977. Board directors Michigan Rehabilitation Association, 1962-1964, 78-79, Michigan Rehabilitation Conseling Association, 1985-1987. Second lieutenant Army of the United States, 1942-1944.

    Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Association of University Professors, American Psychological Association, Council of Rehabilitation Counselor Educators (secretary 1957-1958, chairman 1965-1966), National Rehabilitation Association, National Congress of Organizations of the Physically Handicapped, National Association of the Physically Handicapped, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, American Institute Economic Research, Poetry Society of America, Michigan Rehabilitation Association (president 1963-1964), Detroit Rehabilitation Association (president 1958), Michigan Counseling Association, Michigan Career Development Association, Michigan Association for Humanistic Education and Development (Outstanding Service award 1997), Michigan Employment Counselors Association, Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Counseling, International Institute Metropolitan Detroit, World Poetry Society (Edwin A. Falkowski Memorial award 1990), Academy American Poets, Detroit Institute Arts, Friends of Detroit Public Library., Friends of Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Gallery, Society for Study of Midwestern Literature, United States History Society, Italic Studies Institute, United States Navy Memorial, International Sculpture Center, National Sculpture Society, Sculptors Guild Michigan, Lladro Collectors Society, Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center, Psychology and the Arts, Poetry Society Michigan (Outstanding Service award 1984), Detroit Film Society, Detroit Zoological Society, Poetry Resource Center Michigan, University Club, Scarab Club (Detroit), Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Delta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Lucile Eudora Moses, August 7, 1948. Children: Christopher Louis, Sylvia Therese.
    • father: Pietro Cantoni
    • mother: Stella (Puricelli) Cantoni
    • spouse: Lucile Eudora Moses
    • children: Christopher Louis Cantoni
    • Sylvia Therese Cantoni
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    Born March 22, 1919
    Nationality
    • 1946
      University California
    • 1949
      University Michigan
    • 1953
      University Michigan
    • 1944 - 1946
      Personnel manager, Johns-Manville Corporation
      Pittsburg, Kansas, United States
    • 1946 - 1949
      social caseworker, Detroit Department Public Welfare
    • 1949 - 1950
      counsel, or Michigan Division Vocational Rehabilitation
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1951 - 1956
      conference leader, family and community relations program General Motors Institute
      Flint, Michigan, United States
    • 1951 - 1956
      teacher, family and community relations program General Motors Institute
      Flint, Michigan, United States
    • 1951 - 1956
      coordinator, family and community relations program General Motors Institute
      Flint, Michigan, United States
    • 1956 - 1989
      from associate, rehabilitation counseling Wayne State University
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1956 - 1989
      director, rehabilitation counseling Wayne State University
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
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