Julia Whisenhunt, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, CPCS is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education in the Department of Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling at the University of West Georgia. Dr. Whisenhunt is also the Director of the Ed.D. program in Professional Counseling and Supervision. Dr. Whisenhunt earned her M.A. in Psychology and Ed.S. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of West Georgia and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Practice from Georgia State University. She holds licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia, a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Professional Counseling Supervisor (CPCS) in Georgia. Dr. Whisenhunt has instructed psychology and counseling courses for over 15 years. She is trained as an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) facilitator who specializes in the areas of suicide prevention and self-injury. Dr. Whisenhunt has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and presented at the international, national, regional, and state levels.
Education / Degrees
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, State University of West Georgia, 2001
- M.A., Master of Arts in Psychology, University of West Georgia, 2003
- Ed.S., Specialist in Education in Guidance and Counseling, University of West Georgia, 2009
- Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Practice, Georgia State University, 2012