Burt Sorkey is a licensed clinical psychologist and counselor at the University Counseling Center at Western Illinois University. He received his bachelor of arts in English (1971) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his M.S. and Psy.D. in clinical psychology (2006) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was supervised at his internship at the University Counseling Service at The University of Iowa by Dr. Sam Cochran, noted author on men's psychology and on counseling men.
His dissertation was Being Queer Has Made Me a Better Person: The Social Construction of Gay Pride, about the acquisition of sexual minority identity. At the UCC at WIU, he created Aggression Management Education, a program for men referred by Student Judicial Programs to learn to reduce anger, aggression and violence. AME has been modified for use with any student.