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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.

Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

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

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Recovery Support Specialist Internship Broadens Career Opportunities for Students

Two students discovered the career path they now want to follow thanks to an internship provided by the Department of Counselor Education and School Psychology...
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UCF Researchers Pave the Way to Better Understand and Treat PTSD

In honor of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, here are some efforts focused on helping those affected by this condition...
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UCF Graduate Programs Climb in U.S. News Rankings, Highlighting Research Excellence and Community Impact

UCF’s emergency management program ranks No. 2 in the country, and graduate programs in education, engineering and nursing climbed in this year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools...