Professional counselors and counselor educators make significant impacts in the lives of their clients and students. From relational concerns to career planning to co-occurring mental health disorders, professional counselors come alongside their clients and aid them in making life-enhancing decisions. Similarly, counselor educators prepare the next generation of professional counselors through their teaching, supervision and scholarly research. If you want to make a substantial difference in people’s lives, consider a graduate degree from our nationally ranked and nationally accredited Counselor Education program at UCF.


Our program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.

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Community Counseling and Research Center

Meeting community mental health needs through an advanced counselor-in-training model.

Graduate Faculty Scholars and Adjuncts

Ed Brand, Ph.D.
Amanda Cypret, M.A.
Vincent Giegel, Ph.D.
Shea Hughes-Brand, Ph.D.
Shane Johnson, M.A.
Tiffany Schiffner, Ph.D.
Tiffanie Trudeau, M.A.
Kristin Wallace, Ph.D.
Nicola Williams, Ph.D.

In the News

UCF Counselor Education Doctoral Graduate Achieves Triple Knight Status

After 10 years working in the field, Sarah Mendoza ’06 ’09MA returned to UCF to get her doctorate and become a triple Knight. ...

24 Faculty Members Receive Promotion

Two dozen faculty members from the College of Community Innovation and Education were approved for promotion effective Aug. 8. ...

UCF Faculty Offers Teletherapy Sessions to Ukrainian Mental Health Professionals

Counselor education associate lecturer Gulnora Hundley ’04MA ’08PhD has provided free group therapy sessions to more than 60 mental health professionals impacted by war in the Ukraine. ...
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