Counselor Training/Supervision Research Area:

Academic discipline that has its roots in education, clinical supervision, counseling, human development, vocational guidance, psychology, and other human services occupations

Published Faculty:

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Angela D. Coker, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Angela D. Coker, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is an Associate Professor of Counseling and Family Therapy and a Faculty Affiliate in the Gender Studies Program at UMSL. Her areas of scholarship include women’s issues, group work, and the internationalization of counseling.
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R. Rocco Cottone, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Professor

Professor Cottone received an A.B. degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.Ed. from the same institution. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from St. Louis University in 1980. He is certified as a family therapist by the NACFT.
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M. Lee Nelson, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Teaching Professor

Lee Nelson is coordinator of School Counseling in the Counselor Education program. She teaches both school counseling and counselor education and supervision courses at UMSL and is conducting research on social class identity.  She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Oregon in 1989.  Lee served as a counselor educator on the educational psychology faculty of the University of Washington from 1990-2002 and is a retired professor of counseling psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she served from 2002-2010 (chair, 2006-2008).  Lee's research has emphasized counselor training and supervision, gender issues in counseling, adolescent body image, and t...
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Mark Pope, Ed.D., Ed.D.
Curators' Distinguished Professor

Mark Pope, Ed.D. received his A.B. (Political Science and Sociology) and M.Ed. (Counseling and Personnel Services) from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his Ed.D. (Counseling and Educational Psychology) from the University of San Francisco. Dr. Pope is a National Certified Counselor, Master Career Counselor, National Certified Career Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. He is also licensed as a professional counselor and psychologist in Missouri and as a clinical psychologist in Illinois. Dr. Pope also was appointed by UM-System as a Curators' Distinguished Professor. Dr. Pope's primary area of interest and research is in multicultural career counseling, especia...
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Charles D Schmitz, Ph.D., Ph.D.
Dean Emeritus

Charles D. Schmitz, Ph.D. has been Dean and Professor of Counseling and Family Therapy in the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis since 1996. Prior to that he was Dean and Professor at Baylor University in Texas. Before assuming the Baylor deanship he served in a variety of capacities at the University of Missouri-Columbia during a 23-year career including Professor of Educational and Counseling Psychology and Associate Dean. He holds the Ph.D., M.Ed., and B.S. Ed. degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  For the past 35 years he and his wife have traveled to 53 countries, all seven world continents, all 50 states, and all 10 Canadian Provinces studying successful marriage and...