Dr. Carla Emerson
Dr. Carla Henderson Emerson
Clinical Program Manager
Department of Counseling, Box 7406, WFU, Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Faculty member at Wake Forest University since July 2012
Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education, UNC-Greensboro, 2010
Ed.S in School Counseling, UNC-Greensboro, 2006
M.S. in Community Counseling, UNC-Greensboro, 2006
B.S. in Psychology, Guilford College, 2000
Research and Special Interests:
Counselor professional identity development; public perceptions of the Counseling profession; integrative behavioral health
- Outstanding Doctoral Level Student Award, 2008
- Doctoral Cohort Award, 2008
- Chapter Outstanding Entry Level Student Award, 2005
- Marian Pope Franklin Award, UNCG, 2005
Clinical mental health counseling with adolescents and their families in residential treatment and inpatient psychiatric settings; school counselor at a rural elementary school.
Professional Licensure and Memberships (selected):
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Licensed School Counselor
- Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
- Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
- American Counseling Association
- Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
- American School Counselor Association
- Chi Sigma Iota
Recent Presentations (selected):
- Emerson, C. H., (2011, October). Research instrument construction and validation. ACES Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
- Emerson, C. H., & Paredes, M. B. (2010, October). Construction and validation of research instruments. SACES Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia.
- Emerson, C. H. (2009, October). Counselor professional identity: Defining and measuring a nebulous concept. ACES Conference, San Diego, California.
- Emerson, C. H., & Hall-Renn, K. E. (2008, October). Voices of professional identity. SACES Conference, Houston, Texas.
- MacDonald, C., Emerson, C. H., Wester, K. L., & Hall-Renn, K. E. (2007, March). The development of professional identity among entry-level students: A longitudinal pilot study. ACA Conference, Detroit, Michigan.
- Hall-Renn, K. E., & Emerson, C. H. (2006, September). Identity crisis: Is professional identity being cultivated in counselors in training? SACES Conference, Orlando, Florida.
- Wester, K. L., Hall, K. E., Emerson, C. H., Seaman, M., & Weaver, E. (2005, October). Professional identity of counselor trainees. ACES Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Hall, K. E., Emerson, C. H., & Wester, K. L. (2005, April). Incoming students’ perceptions of professional counseling: Who are we and why are we here? ACA Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
I am originally from Kentucky but have called the Piedmont area of North Carolina my home since 1996. I enjoy reading, walking, hiking, going to the movies, and spending time with Brian (my wonderful husband) and Oscar (our wonderful dog). And we are excited to welcome our first child, a little girl, in Fall 2013.
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