Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Connie has a Master’s of Education (2006) in Community and Agency Counseling from the University of Montevallo. She worked in the Birmingham, AL area as a Licensed Professional Counselor in a variety of settings, both public and private sector, including outpatient clinics to addiction treatment centers with a wide range of presenting concerns and populations. She also provided trainings to large and small groups of professionals in the mental health community in Birmingham and held leadership roles in the Alabama Counseling Association. She is currently a fourth year doctoral student in the Counselor Education and Supervision program here at UNC. She hopes to continue her work in the field of counseling through clinical practice, research, and training.
Connie’s overarching reseach focus is on creativity in counlseor education and supervision. Her interests include: Motivational Interviewing; play therapy, and play therapy supervision; Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI), and AAI in counselor supervision; counselor resiliency; burnout, compassion fatigue, and turnover; counselor career development; interdisciplinary work in higher education; career transition; ecological models of conceptualization.