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Dr. Pedersen came to UAB from Syracuse University where he was awarded Professor Emeritus status. Dr. Pedersen taught several courses whilepedersenpict at UAB (1996-2001), but is most known for his work in the multi-cultural discipline. Dr. Pedersen's extensive expertise in this area has granted him national and international recognition.  He is the author of countless articles, monographs, and books.  Dr. Pedersen's is also known for his professionalism and his mentorship.  He has mentored literally hundreds of counselor education students and professors.  He has readily given of his time and knowledge.  His influence has been felt throughout the counseling and counselor educator community.


About Counselor Education

The Master of Arts in Counseling degree has concentrations in the areas of Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling. These concentrations are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students acquire core knowledge and clinical skills which enable them to enter the profession of counseling. Both counseling concentrations are designed to meet the academic course work and field experience requirements for becoming a licensed professional counselor (LPC) as established by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling (ABEC).

News & Events

  • Counselor Education faculty receive Department of Human Studies grant. Learn more.
  • Counselor Education faculty member leads GEAR UP grant.  Learn more.

Student Spotlight

Amy Martin

Program Highlights

Community Counseling Clinic
Collaboration with Genetics Counseling Program
Hall of Fame