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School of Psychological Science and Counselor Education

Gardner-Webb’s School of Psychological Science and Counselor Education aims to educate its students in the knowledge base, research methods, critical thinking, values, and application of psychology.

Gardner-Webb’s School of Psychological Science and Counselor Education aims to educate its students in the knowledge base, research methods, critical thinking, values, and application of psychology. Students develop the skills necessary to understand interpersonal behavior while gaining sociocultural and international awareness. Whether pursuing a career in therapy, counseling, psychiatry, or research or focusing talents on business or teaching, the curriculum offers our students a strong foundation for their future plans.

Gardner-Webb University’s School of Psychological Science and Counselor Education offers a supportive community for learning. We’re dedicated to promoting Christian values in an environment of intellectual curiosity. We care about nurturing the whole person and encouraging lifelong learning.

Dr. David Carscaddon

Dr. David Carscaddon

Director; Professor – School of Psychological Science and Counselor Education

111 Elliott Hall
(704) 406-4437
[email protected]

Counseling Awareness Month

The faculty members of the graduate counseling programs in the School of Psychological Science and Counselor Education are excited to announce the official proclamation by the Governor for April 2021 to be recognized as Counseling Awareness Month for the state of North Carolina. 

In her role as President-Elect Elect for the North Carolina Counseling Association, Dr. Sharon Webb serves on the Executive Council that requested this acknowledgment from Governor Cooper.  This acknowledgement is a product of dialogue between counselors and state officials regarding the importance of both clinical mental health counselors, school counselors, and others especially during these difficult times of ongoing COVID-19, racial tension, mass casualty incidents, etc. Mental health needs and requests for services are significantly increasing, and counseling professionals are encouraged that our work is not only recognized but is also affirmed in North Carolina.  The proclamation recognizes the varied professional settings in which counselors work including those supported by the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program and the School Counseling Program here at Gardner-Webb University.  Faculty for these programs include Dr. David Carscaddon, Dr. Laura Carscaddon, Dr. Linda Greene, Dr. Sharon Webb, Dr. Lorell Gordon, and Professor Kim Williams-Thompson.