Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology
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.
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.