Michael Mason, PhD, LPC
Michael received his M.Ed. in School and Community Counseling from the University of New Orleans and his doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Virginia. His research and clinical interests include qualitative explorations of the experience of minority students in higher education, culturally relevant psychotherapy, utilizing film in psychotherapy training, implementing and evaluating systemic mental health interventions in academic institutions, and understanding and treating online gaming addiction. His theoretical orientation is rooted in British Object Relations and informed by family systems theory. As Director of Project RISE, Dr. Mason teaches two courses that comprise the Hoos Helping Hoos Curriculum through the Counselor Education Department in the Curry School of Education. Both EDHS 3895: Peer Counseling Theory and Skills and EDHS 5294: Peer Support Program Research, Design, and Evaluation will be taught each semester. For more information, contact Dr. Mason.