Counselor Education Faculty - Dr. Susan L. Williams

Photo of Susan Williams in her officeAssistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D., Counselor Education & Supervision, University of Wyoming
  • MS., University of Wyoming
  • MPA, University of Houston
  • B.A., University of Houston

Current Certifications & Licensures

  • Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC #811, State of Wyoming
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor - ACS #00723, Center for Credentialing in Education (CCE)
  • National Certified Counselor - NCC #69931, National Board for Certified Counselors

Teaching Areas

  • Counseling Theories
  • Counseling Practicum
  • Supervised Internship
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Career Counseling and Lifespan Development
  • Group Experience, Group Procedures and Practice
  • Organizational Leadership and Consultation
  • Psychopharmacology and Clinical Practice

Counseling/Supervision Style

Dr. Williams’ practices person-centered, humanistic/existential counseling and supervision. The assumptions of this style and philosophy look to support and encourage all human beings in their growth, development, and creation of a life they love, to which they are responsible and which provides meaning in the face of ultimate meaninglessness.

Research Areas

Dr. Williams’ research agenda focuses primarily on (a) clinical supervision (supervisor development and self-efficacy, best practices in supervision, and supervisor/supervisee relationships), and (b) client outcome research, and counselor development. She is also interested in teaching research and learner-centered, experiential teaching.

Life Interests

Dr. Williams enjoys running, Nordic skate-skiing, cycling, yoga, pilates, and cloud-watching. She enjoys all types of music, dance, eating great food, drinking good coffee, and laughing until it hurts. She is also the mother of a daughter Brendan, who is the light of her life!

Contact Susan Williams

Office: Ward Hall 104A
Phone: (518) 564-4178
E-mail: swill020@plattsburgh.edu