Susan Barclay (Ph.D., University of Mississippi)

Associate Professor, CSPA

Mashburn 223

(501) 450-5430

Dr. Barclay began her career at UCA in 2012. Prior to UCA, she worked as a mental health counselor and provided mental health counseling to faculty, staff, and students at both The University of Mississippi and Mississippi State. In addition, Dr. Barclay served as a career counselor to students undecided on an academic major and taught Career & Life Planning courses at The University of Mississippi.

Her research interests include career counseling and intervention, life design counseling, identity development, and counseling related to existential concerns. Dr. Barclay presents and publishes regularly on these topics, and she serves as faculty with the Career Construction Institute. Currently, Dr. Barclay serves as an editorial reviewer for both The Career Development Quarterly and The Journal of Students Affairs Research and Practice, and an ad hoc reviewer for both the British Journal of Career Guidance and Counselling and the Journal of Vocational Behavior.

Dr. Barclay holds a B.S. in Social Sciences/Human Services from Mercer University (Georgia), an M.S. in Professional (Mental Health) Counseling from Georgia State University, and a PhD in Higher Education and Student Personnel from The University of Mississippi. She is a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF; International), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS; national), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), with State-certified specializations in both clinical supervision and career counseling, and is certified in Conflict Resolution.

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