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.

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Sejal Mehta Barden, Ph.D., NCC, LPC, ASC

Associate Professor and Executive Director

Counselor Education, UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute

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S. Kent Butler, Ph.D.

Professor

Counselor Education

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Dalena Dillman Taylor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Senior Implementation Director

Counselor Education, UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute

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W. Bryce Hagedorn, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, MAC

Professor and Academic Program Coordinator

Counselor Education

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Gulnora Hundley, Ph.D.

Associate Lecturer

Counselor Education

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J. Richelle Joe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Counselor Education

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K. Dayle Jones, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC

Associate Professor

Counselor Education

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Viki Kelchner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Counselor Education

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Glenn Lambie, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean, Graduate Affairs and Faculty Excellence

Counselor Education

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Amber Norman, Ph.D.

Visiting Lecturer

Counselor Education

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Ann Shillingford-Butler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Counselor Education

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John Super, Ph.D.

Lecturer

Counselor Education

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Stacy M. Van Horn, Ph.D.

Associate Lecturer

Counselor Education

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Melissa Zeligman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Counselor Education

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Graduate Faculty Scholars and Adjuncts

Shainna Ali, Ph.D.
Bill Blank, Ph.D.
Ed Brand, Ph.D.
Sheri Dressler, Ph.D.
Vincent Giegel, Ph.D.
Susan Hambleton, Ph.D.
Shea Hughes-Brand, Ph.D.
Matthew Munyon, Ph.D., N.C.C.
Tiffany Schiffner, Ph.D.
Nicola Williams, Ph.D.

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