College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Adam W. Carter, Ph.D. is a professional counselor and counselor educator who received his degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Carter has taught courses in CACREP accredited master’s level clinical mental health programs and doctoral level courses in counselor education and supervision and has served as a coordinator of a Trauma-Informed Counseling Certificate. Dr. Carter has an ongoing program of research and scholarship that focuses on early childhood grief responses as well researching LGBTQ issues in counseling supervision. Dr. Carter’s scholarly work also includes numerous peer reviewed presentations focusing of topics such as play therapy and developing research skills in counseling practitioners. Dr. Carter’s clinical experience is broad having worked as a counselor and supervisor in community mental health clinics, in-home intensive settings, community advocacy agencies, and in private practice. In 2014, Dr. Carter was one of two inaugural Scholars-in-Residence with the American Counseling Association and helped developed strategies for empowering clinicians to conduct single-subject design research in community settings. In the fall of 2020, Dr. Carter was acknowledge for his work in the field of grief counseling and death education by earning the designation of Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement.