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Several programs in the department train counselors to work in a variety of community and mental health settings. These include the M.Ed. in Professional Counseling/Mental Health Counseling, the Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, and the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision (Gwinnett campus). Depending on the degree program and internship setting, graduates are prepared to serve as counselors in settings such as the following:

  • Community mental health agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Juvenile justice facilities
  • Outdoor therapeutic programs
  • Drug and alcohol treatment facilities
  • College and university counseling centers
  • Private practice

Student Organizations

Community Counseling Student Association (CCSA)

This organization is for students receiving a master of education in community counseling. Focused on raising awareness of mental illness on college campus and in the Athens community, our members use knowledge acquired through classes and internship experiences to better advocate for mental health.

Members also create relationships between the first- and second-year cohorts through mentorship and service to the community.

Faculty advisor: Georgia B. Calhoun

Counseling Psychology Student Association (CPSA)

Counseling Psychology Student Association (CPSA) aims to provide all graduate students in the counseling psychology program a place for supportive and growth-oriented opportunities for activities and discussion on issues pertinent to their academic and professional development.

For more information, email Melissa spears.

Faculty advisor: Spencer Keith Morgan

Faculty and Staff

Nikki W. Bridges

  • Student Affairs Professional III

Linda Campbell

  • Professor
  • Director

Collette Chapman-Hilliard

  • Assistant Professor

Brian A. Glaser

  • Professor and Department Head

Alan E. Stewart

  • Professor