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

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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...
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Counselor Education Students Receive Recognition from Professional Counseling Organizations

Multiple awards will help fund the doctoral students’ dissertation work...
Oliver Edwards

Brief Thoughts on my Experiences as a Researcher

UCF Department of Counselor Education and School Psychology Chair and Professor Oliver Edwards shares his experiences as a researcher and his advice to students as part of our celebration of...
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