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Walter, Meghan

Clinical Assistant Professor

T: 919.537.3503
walterm@email.unc.edu
105B Peabody Hall
CB 3500

"I want you to think about the impact you have not just on every child whose life you transform, but on the family that child will raise, on the business where that child will work, on the community that child will one day serve. I want you to think about how long after those kids graduate your work lives on in their hearts and minds, and in the hearts and minds of everyone they touch."

-First Lady Michelle Obama, in her remarks at the American School Counselor Association National Conference

Overview

Prior to joining the faculty in 2014, Meghan Walter was an assistant professor of counselor education and coordinator of the school counseling program at Stetson University in Florida. She has also taught core counseling courses at Rollins College and the University of Central Florida.

Meghan has experience as a professional school counselor in public, K-8 parochial schools, and international schools in Germany. She has worked as en educational consultant and in adolescent substance abuse treatment. She has presented at national and international conferences on topics related to school counseling and counselor education/supervision. Her specific areas of interest and inquiry are in counselor development; community-based participatory research; interventions for high risk students; and social justice issues in schools.

Meghan is a licensed school counselor, a National Certified Counselor, a certified parent coach, a Certified Family Life Educator, and a certified Gottman educator.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Central Florida / counselor education and supervision
  • M.Ed., Boston University / guidance and counseling
  • B.S., University of Maryland / psychology

Research Interests

  • Counselor Development and Supervision
  • Interventions for High-Risk Youth
  • Social Justice Issues in Schools
  • Community-Based and Youth-Led Participatory Action Research
  • Parent Coaching

Teaching Areas

  • Practicum and Internship
  • Assessment and Evaluation for Counselors
  • Human Development Research Consultation
  • Group Counseling

Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES); Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)
  • Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC).
  • Chi Sigma Iota

Honors & Awards

  • 2012, Courtland E. Lee Social Justice Award, presented by the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Public Service

  • Community Educator (middle and high schools) for violence prevention in teen dating relationships, Westchester County, New York
  • Initiated the High School Gay Straight Alliance Conference for Volusia County (FL) High Schools, 2012-2013
  • Group Counselor: parenting/child abuse prevention program, Central Florida Dream Center, Sanford, FL
  • Volunteer facilitator, Spruce Creek High School (Port Orange, FL) Gay Straight Alliance club

Selected Publications

Shillingford, M. A., Lambie, G. W., & Walter, S. M. (2007). An integrative, cognitive-behavioral systemic approach to working with students diagnosed with attention-deficit, hyperactive disorder. Professional School Counseling, 11(2), 105-112.

Walter, S. M., Lambie, G. W., & Ngazimbi, E. (2008). A choice theory counseling group succeeds with middle school students who displayed school disciplinary problems. Middle School Journal, 40(2), 4-12.

Walter, S. M. (2008). Creating a school counseling program CD-ROM to foster family-middle school engagement. Journal of Technology in Counseling, 5(1).

Walter, S. M. , & Thanasiu, P. L. (2011). Enhancing role play activities with pocket camcorder technology: Strategies for counselor educators. Journal for Creativity in Mental Health, 6(4), 284–297.

Walter, S. M., & Lambie, G. W. (2012). The influence of internship site supervisors on counseling interns’ levels of social-cognitive development and occupational stress. The Practitioner Scholar: Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, 1(1), 9-24.

Roach, L., Noonan, B., & Walter, S. M. (2012). A systemic approach to program evaluation and student learning outcomes in counselor education. Professional Issues in Counseling.

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