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Amanda Rumsey

Assistant Professor

Office: 318 Gantt Circle
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Educational Background

Ph.D Counselor Education and Practice
Georgia State University

M.A School Counseling
North Carolina Central University

BA Sociology
North Carolina State University


Amanda Rumsey's work focuses on adolescents, trauma, and school counseling, with emphasis on training needs and skill acquisition in the areas of suicide intervention, addictions, trauma, and multiculturalism. She has received grant funding for her research work related to school counseling and refugee adolescents and suicide intervention training for future counselors. Her current work includes exploring how secondary exposure to trauma, self-efficacy, and empathy impact the variables associated with the professional quality of life of school counselors. Amanda's clinical background includes school and mental health counseling with adolescents and their families in a variety of programs, including outdoor residential treatment, wilderness therapy, hospital settings, as well as rural, suburban, and urban school settings. She is a nationally certified counselor (NCC), a licensed professional counselor (LPC), and certified school counselor and an active member of several professional organizations including: the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC), the American School Counselor Association, and the Palmetto State School Counseling Association (PSSCA).

Courses Taught

School Counseling Internship
Group Counseling
School Counseling Practicum
Assessment in Counseling
Foundations of School Counseling
Counseling Across the Lifespan
Addictions Counseling

Research Interests

School Counseling
Substance Abuse


Counselor Education Program
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