College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Michelle A. Mitcham, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, CFM, is a graduate of University of Central Florida for both her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Mitcham earned her Master’s degree at Webster University in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling. She completed doctoral courses in Organizational Leadership.
Dr. Mitcham is a Counselor Educator and has been teaching at the graduate level for 17 years, with a background in clinical mental health counseling and school counseling. Dr. Mitcham is a Contributing Faculty member at Walden University.
Dr. Mitcham's primary research focuses on multicultural competencies and social justice for counselors. Additionally, Dr. Mitcham has published research on counseling pedagogy and high-conflict divorce interventions.
Dr. Mitcham was honored to present diversity training at the Fall 2018 counseling conferences in Athens, Greece and South Carolina via Zoom. Dr. Mitcham moderated and let the 2018 ACES presidential session on Diverse Women in Leadership in Chicago, Ilinois. She delivered the keynote speech for both the 2015 and 2016 American Counseling Association’s US Virgin Islands annual conference in St. Croix and has presented numerous times at regional, national and international conferences. Dr. Mitcham’s work has been chosen and recognized by ACA as CEU for 2015. Her scholarly achievements include delivering the Presidential Session, Courageous Conversations with Women of Color in Counselor Education at the national Association for Counselors and Supervision at the conference in Philadelphia in October 2015; as well as moderating the Presidential Session, Courageous Conversations with Diverse Women in Leadership; in Chicago, October 2017, as well as the Presidential Education Session at the 2015 Florida Counseling Association Fall 2015 conference. The Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD) sponsored the national webinar series, Courageous Conversations with Women of Color; Surviving and Thriving in 2016, created and facilitated by Dr. Mitcham.