College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Dr. Amie Manis is a licensed professional counselor and experienced counselor educator and supervisor. Promoting cultural competence and social justice was central to her early career in human services and non-profit administration. They have also formed the basis for her scholarship, research, and practice as a counselor educator. Dr. Manis has also published and presented on depressive disorders and the DSM 5, grief and loss, caregiving, preparing to counsel adults with a terminal illness, and threat assessment and risk management in university settings.
Throughout her 30 year career, she has been a leader in meeting the needs of underserved populations in rural and urban settings. She served on the local, state, and national boards, including the American Counseling Association, and the Virginia Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She is currently the Editor of The Professional Counselor. While she has been recognized for excellence in teaching and mentoring, ethics, and leadership, she is most proud of the work being done by her students in their communities and in advancing the professionalization of counseling.