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Dr. Bev Burnell

Associate Professor of Counselor Education Coordinator, Student Affairs Professional Practice Program


  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, 1999, Syracuse University
  • M.S. in College and Agency Counseling, 1983, SUNY Plattsburgh
  • B.S. in Secondary Mathematics, 1976, SUNY Plattsburgh

Courses Taught

  • Student Affairs Practice
  • College Students and Environments
  • Career Development Counseling
  • Professional Orientation to Counseling
  • Counseling Practicum
  • Counseling Internship
  • Counseling Relationships and Skills
  • Group Counseling
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Consultation Procedures in Counseling
  • Counseling Pre-Practicum
  • Cultural Contexts in Counseling
  • Facilitating College Student Development

Professional Experience

  • Counselor Educator: SUNY Plattsburgh, Fall 1998–present
  • SUNY Oneonta, 1997–1998
  • Adjunct: Syracuse University, 1995–1997
  • Counselor: Fairmount Children’s Day Treatment Center, Syracuse, 1995–1996
  • Peer Education Coordinator: Syracuse University, 1994–1995
  • College Counselor: Syracuse University, 1992–1994
  • Career Development Coordinator: University of Wisconsin — Parkside, 1984–1992
  • Academic, Career, and Student Support Services Counselor: SUNY Plattsburgh — 1982–1984

Professional Memberships

  • American Counseling Association
  • American College Personnel Association
  • National Career Development Association
  • Association of Counselor Education and Supervision
  • North Atlantic Region Association of Counselor Education and Supervision

Scholarly Interests

Rural counseling, career development, college student development, gender issues in counseling, counselor education, accreditation

Counseling Approach

Integrated — based in existential philosophy, person-centered relationship building, and cognitive-behavioral techniques

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