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UAB's Counselor Education Program is pleased to announce James Davidson III as the 2007-2008 Hall of Fame award recipient. The Hall of Fame recognition is awarded annually to former UAB professors or students, who have distinguished themselves in the counseling profession.  The Counselor Education faculty is pleased to present this award to professors and students who have worked or studied at UAB and have made noteworthy contributions locally, regionally, and nationally.

James S. Davidson, III received his doctorate from the University of Alabama, in 1965.  He was a member of Kappa Delta Pi and Phi Delta Kappa, both at the University of Alabama.  Dr. Davidson became a part time instructor at UAB in 1967, instructor in 1968 and Assistant Professor in 1977.  He also was involved in other duties while at UAB, including Coordinator of the Office of School Services, Director of the Office of Personnel and Research Services, Director of Student Personnel Services, University Teacher Certification Office, Assistant for Education to the Dean of the Graduate School, and Clinical Instructor in Nursing. 

While at UAB, Dr. Davidson taught Research in Education and Introductory and Intermediate Statistics in addition to other research design courses.  It was his role as teacher and Department Chair for which he is honored.  In 1982, Dr. Davidson became the Chair of Human Services and Education.  Dr. Davidson retired from UAB in 1996.

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.

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Program Highlights

Community Counseling Clinic
Collaboration with Genetics Counseling Program
Hall of Fame