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K. Elizabeth Mcdonald

Program Director

College of Social and Behavioral Health

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

K. Elizabeth McDonald has a BA in Sociology, an MA in Community Counseling (with an addictions emphasis), and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. Among other settings, she has worked in a residential setting for juveniles, a county jail, university counseling and psychological services settings, and community agencies, providing her with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. McDonald is a Licensed Professional Counselor in MN, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider.

Dr. McDonald currently serves as the Director of Skills Training and Curriculum in the School of counseling, where she supports skill development, curriculum development and revision, supervises faculty, and supports the School of Counseling.


PhD, The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) - State College, PA United States

Public Service

American Red Cross, Team Member: Disaster Action Team volunteer

Awards / Honors

"Emerging Leader" award recipient, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, 2007


McDonald, K. E., Cook, A. D. (2021). Seventh Edition of APA Style: A Foundation for Advocacy in Counseling. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision.

Mcdonald, K. E., Hartwig Moorhead, H. J., Neuer Colburn, A. A. (2015). Teaching Writing Skills to Counseling Students for Clinical Competence and Professional Advocacy. Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy.


Scott, S. K., Mcdonald, K. E., J, F. (2013). I’m a counselor not a writer: Bridging counseling skills and writing in counselor education. Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES) .