PhD, MA, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; BS, Dominican College
Play therapy and counseling children, clinical supervision, diversity and multicultural counseling, counselor preparation and supervision, group counseling
Dr. VanderGast is a counselor educator and professional counselor. He is a licensed professional counselor in the state of New Jersey, where he is also a certified school counselor. He is an approved clinical supervisor who has published numerous articles in the counseling field, with his most recent research featured in the International Journal of Play Therapy and the Journal of School Counseling in 2015. Dr. VanderGast has experience in both quantitative and qualitative research. He has presented at numerous conferences, including the Tenth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision in 2014. Dr. VanderGast became a contributing faculty member in Walden’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program in 2014.