Elizabeth A. Prosek

Associate Professor, Counseling and Higher Education
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Welch Street Complex 2 112

The importance of higher education served as a foundation to my upbringing in State College, PA; better known as the home of The Pennsylvania State University. I completed my B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Child, Youth, and Family Services. While at Penn State, I assisted with a Federally-funded research project and was inspired by how research could improve the well-being of individuals in the community. I decided to move south to the beach to complete my master’s degree in Community Counseling at Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA. I continued my education at ODU earning my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. As a counselor, I served individuals with intellectual disabilities, serious mental health disorders, as well as middle schoolers at in-school mental health program. At the University of North Texas (UNT), I enjoy teaching courses in the clinical mental health counseling curriculum, including Diagnosis & Treatment Planning and Ethical, Legal, & Professional Issues in Counseling. Along with Dr. Amanda Giordano, I co-facilitate the Addictions in Counseling Research Team (ACRT), which provides empirical research experience to both master’s and counseling students. Providing students with research mentorship is arguably my favorite part of being a counselor educator. In the Denton community, I serve as the program evaluator for the Denton County Veterans Treatment Court Program. Sharing my skills in grant writing, program evaluation, and research that directly impact the ability for Veterans to receive mental health and substance use counseling services is professionally and personally fulfilling. In the national and state counseling community, I serve organizations such as Association for Assessment & Research in Counseling, Military & Government Counseling Association, and Texas Association for Counselor Education & Supervision.