Counselor Education

Counselor Education

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Counselor Education Program! We look forward to working with you as you pursue a graduate degree in counseling. Our faculty and staff are committed to combining rigorous academic learning, relevant experiential learning and deep, self-reflective learning to help you develop professionally and personally. We provide a safe and supportive space where we embrace diversity, positive regard and authenticity. We will value your  personal gifts as we challenge you to learn, grow and change. Prepare to be inspired as you pursue your dream of becoming a professional counselor.


CACREP Accreditation

The curriculum is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of counseling concepts identified as central by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) and certification standards for the State of Wisconsin. Students will develop skills in assessing personal issues related to client problems; collecting and analyzing information in determining appropriate counseling interventions; employing appropriate facilitative techniques; and preparing documents such as counseling-related reports, treatment plans, and education programs.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers two emphases within the counseling program: Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) and School Counseling. Both of these programs are accredited by CACREP through 2024.

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Information Sessions

Are you interested in learning more about UW-Whitewater's Master of Science Degree in Counseling? Attend an information session with the Counselor Education faculty and graduate assistants.

Designed to provide information on our program, admission procedures and requirements, our information sessions include opportunities to ask questions, meet other applicants, and take an in person or virtual tour of Winther Counseling Services.

Details:

  • Location: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Winther Hall 3002 or virtually via the WebEx Platform
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Visitor Parking Information

Upcoming Information Session Dates

  • Friday, November 18, 2022 - 10 a.m. - Noon (virtual)
  • Friday, December 9, 2022 - 10 a.m. - Noon (virtual)
  • Friday, January 13, 2023 - 10 a.m. - Noon (virtual)

Note: An email will be sent to you from the department a few days before the information session with further details (and Webex links for virtual sessions). If you do not see this in your primary folder, please check your spam or junk folder in case it landed there!

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Faculty and Staff

Cindy Lee Anderton

Associate Professor
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 6054 | (262) 472-5401 | andertoc@uww.edu

Ola Bamgbose

Assistant Professor
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 6040 | (262) 472-1035 | bamgboso@uww.edu

Amy Barth

Associate Professor and Clinical Coordinator
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 6050 | (262) 472-5401 | bartha@uww.edu

Jennifer Betters-Bubon

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 6039 | (262) 472-1886 | bettersj@uww.edu

Gina Martin Gina Martin

Assistant Professor
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 6044 |  (262) 472-1940 |  marting@uww.edu

Carrie Merino

Associate Professor
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 6041 | 262-472-5409 | merinoc@uww.edu

Brenda Rust O'Beirne

Associate Professor and Department Chair
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 6047 | (262) 472-1452 | obeirneb@uww.edu

Amy Weidert

Lecturer
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 6038 | (262) 472-5426 | weiderta@uww.edu

Julie Fouts

Lecturer
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 6038 | (262) 472-5426 | foutsj@uww.edu

Denny Luster

Lecturer
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 6038 | (262) 472-5426 | lusterd@uww.edu

Anne Garvey Shah

Lecturer
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 6038 | (262) 472-5426 | garveysa@uww.edu

Krista Kim

Counseling Services Manager
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 6042 | (262) 472-5822 |  kimkr24@uww.edu

Louann Schoenberg

Department Assistant
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 6035 | (262) 472-5426 | schoenbl@uww.edu

Angela Cortes

Graduate Assistant
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 5056 | counselgrad@uww.edu

Chloe Flesch

Graduate Assistant
Department: Counselor Education 
Winther 5056 | counselgrad@uww.edu

Caroline Hildebrand

Graduate Assistant
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 5056 | counselgrad@uww.edu

Maggie Lawrence

Graduate Assistant
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 5056 | counselgrad@uww.edu

Logan Stiegman

Graduate Assistant
Department: Counselor Education
Winther 5056 | counselgrad@uww.edu

Aneneosa Okocha

Professor Emeritus
Department: Counselor Education
okochaa@uww.edu

David Van Doren - In Memoriam

Associate Professor Emeritus
Department: Counselor Education

Winther Counseling Services

Our supervised counselors-in-training provide counseling and outreach services to the campus and community. The Counseling Services is staffed by UW-Whitewater graduate students working toward their Master of Science in Counseling. Supervision and consultation is provided by faculty in the Department of Counselor Education.

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Counselor Education Program

Winther Hall 6035
p: 262-472-5426
f: 262-472-2841
counslred@uww.edu