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Carol Carpenter

Core Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Health

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Carpenter's formal training is in School and Mental Health Counseling, where she has worked for twenty-two years. She moved into teaching roles when strongly impacted by being a site supervisor for school and mental health counseling students.
Dr. Carpenter's research interests include trauma-informed school counseling, closing the gap between theory and practice in school counseling, and best practices for addressing the whole student in a school setting.

Courses Taught

COUN 6671 - CMHC Practicum

COUN 6682 - CMHC Internship

COUN 6316 - Techniques of Counseling

CPLB 601L - Pre-Practicum

GRTP 6100 - Group Lab

COUN 6311S - Leadership, Advocacy, Collaboration and Consultation in School Counseling

COUN 671L -S - Pre Practicum (School Counseling)


BA, Akron University

MA, Akron University

PhD, Capella University


Miller, L., Carpenter, C. L. (2011). A multicultural studies approach to the development of religion in athletics.

Miller, L., Carpenter, C. L. (2009). Altruistically leading student-athletes to performance excellence utilizing positive psychology techniques.

Miller, L., Carpenter, C. L. (2010). Character strengths in the work lives of sport leaders.

Miller, L., Carpenter, C. L. (2010). COSMA Personal Development Outcome Assessment: A workshop with a positive psychology conceptual framework for Measurement.

Miller, L., Carpenter, C. L., Hawley, R. (2011). Scientist-practitioner model: Applying sport psychology inputs to achieve positive psychology outcomes for the companions of hope program for children at the James Cancer Institute.

Miller, L., Carpenter, C. L. (2010). Share the love training in sports: Use of positive psychology and character strengths in athletes' sport spheres of social influence.

Carpenter, C. L., Miller, L. (2010). Show me the money: Career counseling for student- athletes.