Michael Brooks, PhD
Dr. Michael Brooks holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Morehouse College and has also earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Central Florida. He is licensed to practice and supervise in Alabama and Florida. Dr. Brooks has been invited to serve on nationally televised panels regarding HIV and substance abuse. Recently, he accepted the directorship of the Blazer Male Excellence Program (BMEN), and was invited to serve as an Executive Intern in the office of the Vice-President of Equity and Diversity. His research interests include counselor effectiveness, professional development, counselor education pedagogy, the effects of yoga on classroom dynamics, and recruitment and retention strategies for Black Male freshman. Dr. Brooks also serves as President-Elect for the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development and President of the Alabama Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Locally, he serves as faculty advisor for the Student Association for African American Studies. He is an active member at the Living Stones Temple Church, holds membership in Kappa Alpha Psi, Incorporated, and is a proud husband and father to his wife Amber and daughter Nea.
Tomeka McGhee, PhD
Dr. Tomeka W. McGhee received her doctorate in counselor education from Auburn University. Her helping experience began as a global career development facilitator, working with Alabama’s Workforce Development’s WIA program. Later, her clinical experience involved serving the severely and chronically mentally ill population, as well as individuals, youth, and families who experienced loss, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Currently, Dr. McGhee serves as President-Elect of the Alabama Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ALACES) and a member of the Executive Board of the Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA). Further, she has served in several capacities as a member of ALCA’s local Chapter VII and has been named as an Emerging Leader of each ALCA, ALACES, and SACES (the Southern region of the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors). Her greater sense of accomplishment and development of experience has derived from her nearly 20 year marriage and three children.
Larry Tyson, PhD
Dr. Larry Tyson is an Associate Professor in the Counselor Education Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He has been the lead editor for three counseling books, the latest being “Critical Incidents in Clinical Supervision,” published by the American Counseling Association. He is currently the Treasurer of Chi Sigma Iota International (CSI), Advisor for Zeta Chapter of CSI at UAB, Editor of the Alabama Counseling Association Journal, and advisor of the School Counseling Concentration (UAB) and of the Adventure-based Counseling Specialty Area.