Dr. Joshua Watson

Dr. Joshua Watson


Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology

ECDC 151

(361) 825-2739


Dr. Watson has been a professional counselor for over 15 years and has clinical experience working in a variety of community mental health and private practice settings. He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and also has an earned M.Ed. degree in Community Counseling from Clemson University and a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. His research interests include counseling issues surrounding college student-athletes, best practices in counseling assessment, technology in counselor education, and adolescent wellness. In addition to being a Past-President of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, he currently serves as Editor of the Journal of College Counseling.

  • Professor
  • Addictions Counseling Program Coordinator
  • CNEP 5312 - Addictions Counseling
  • CNEP 6316 - Research, Writing, and Publishing in a Multicultural Society
  • CNEP 6320 - Advanced Appraisal Techniques and Psychometrics
  • CNEP 6325 - Advanced Career Counseling
  • CNEP 6360 - Research Design and Statistics
  • CNEP 6370 - Advanced Quantitative Analysis

Course syllabus lookup

  • Ph.D. – Counseling and Counselor Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • MEd – Guidance and Counseling Services, Clemson University
  • BA – Psychology, University of Connecticut

Watson, J. C. (2003). The effects of athletic participation, expectations about counseling, and gender on attitudes toward help seeking behavior among college students. (Doctoral dissertation.) University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC.

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (TX # 78633; MS #1045, NC #3860)
  • National Board-Certified Counselor (#67142)
  • American Counseling Association Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling
  • American College Counseling Association
  • College student adjustment
  • College counseling service delivery
  • Counseling student-athletes
  • Instrument development and validation