Faculty/Staff Profile

Rebecca Stanard

Rebecca Stanard, Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Dean

Phone: 678-839-6115 | Fax: 678-839-6099

Email:  rstanard@westga.edu

Office: Education Center 102C


Dr. Rebecca Stanard is professor of counseling and associate dean for professional programs in the College of Education She is a licensed professional counselor and teaches graduate courses in the master's, specialist's and doctoral programs in counseling. Her scholarly agenda focuses on advocacy for the profession through quality assurance in professional preparation. She also focuses on advocacy and diagnosis and treatment for persons with mental and emotional disorders. She is internationally recognized for her contributions to the field in the area of quality assurance in counselor education and has presented on the topic at workshops around the world. She served on the CACREP Board of Directors for 6 years, 2 of those years as vice chair of the Board. She continues to serve the profession nationally through service in professional organizations and internationally as chair of the steering committee for the International Registry of Counselor Education Programs.


  • B.S., Medical Technology, West Virginia University, 1971
  • M.Ed., Rehabilitation Counseling, Ohio University, 1987
  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Ohio University, 1994

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • CEPD-6182 (Internship: Prof Counseling)    
    • CEPD-9183 (Directed Doctoral Research)    
    • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation)    
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation) Section: 02
  • Fall 2014 Sections
    • CEPD-9183 (Directed Doctoral Research) Section: N01
    • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation) Section: 02
  • Summer 2014 Sections
    • CEPD-6182 (Internship: Prof Counseling) Section: 02
    • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation) Section: 02
  • Spring 2014 Sections
    • CEPD-9183 (Directed Doctoral Research) Section: 81D   [View Syllabus]
    • CEPD-9199 (Dissertation) Section: 02

Selected Publications

  • Parrish, M. S., Stanard, R. P., & Cobia, D. C. (2008). Using existential-humanistic approaches in counseling adolescents with inappropriate sexual behaviors. Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Education, and Development, 47(1), 26-41. [View Publication]
  • Stanard, R. P. (2003). High school graduation rates in the United States: Implications for counselors. Journal of Counseling and Development, 81(2), 217-221 [View Publication]