Dr. Elizabeth O'Brien
Elizabeth O’Brien is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Program. Dr. O’Brien received her doctorate of philosophy in Education for the University of Central Florida in Orlando in 2007. She holds an Educational Specialist degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of South Carolina.
Prior to coming to UTC, Dr. O’Brien was a graduate assistant at UCF. In her various roles at that institution, she served as a crisis manager in the Counseling department’s on-sight clinic, as a quality control manager in the University of Central Florida’s Stronger Marriages/Stronger Families grant, and was later responsible for recruitment and orientation for incoming students of the Doctoral program. Elizabeth worked for two years at a county mental health agency as a school based counselor, and was placed to work on-sight with elementary, middle, high, and alternative school students in the West Columbia, South Carolina area.
Dr O’Brien has presented extensively both nationally and internationally on the subjects of couples counseling, initiating partnerships between school counselors and mental health counselors, and integrating assessment into concurrent research collection in counselor education.
|UTC TEACHING HISTORY:|
|COUN 5020||Introduction to the Counseling Profession|
|COUN 5100||Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling|
|COUN 5430||Theories of Human Development|
|COUN 5440||Theories and Techniques of Counseling|
|COUN 5450||Counseling Skills|
|COUN 5480||Counseling Appraisal Instruments|
|COUN 5500||Human Sexuality for Counselors|
|COUN 5530||Family Counseling I|
|COUN 5550||Counseling Practicum|
|COUN 5590||Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling|
|COUN 5630||Introduction to Counseling Supervision|
|COUN 5680||Counseling Couples|
|COUN 5780||Advanced Family Counseling|