Faculty and Staff

Laurie Carlson

Laurie Carlson
Laurie Carlson

Teaching Areas

  • School Counseling
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • Tests and Assessments
  • Research

Research Areas

  • School Counseling/School Counselor Training
  • Supporting GLBTQ Youth and Families
  • Assessment and Measurement

About Dr. Carlson

Dr. Laurie Carlson holds a Ph.D. in counselor education from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in school counseling from Western Washington University. She is the co-editor (with Suzanne Duggar) of the 2007 book, Critical Issues in Counseling Children, published by the American Counseling Association.

Dr. Carlson’s teaching duties include school counseling, counseling internship, and psychological and educational assessment. Research interests include school counseling/climate, counseling children and adolescents, measurement, and LGBT issues in school counseling.

Honors and awards include:

  • Tenured Faculty Service Excellence Award, School of Education, Colorado State University (2013)
  • Finalist for Advocate of the Year Award, Colorado School Counselors Association (2012)
  • Tenured Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, School of Education, Colorado State University (2009)

Leadership positions include Post-Secondary Vice President of the Colorado School Counselor Association (2010-2014) and currently serves as a national trainer for the APA/CDC DASH Safe and Supportive Schools Project. Dr. Carlson has made over thirty-five national and regional presentations regarding school counseling-related issues and provides consultation/support services to school counseling programs across that state of Colorado. Her professional experience includes thirteen years of experience in public schools, four of those years as a K-12 school counselor in Minnesota. Dr. Carlson has been a faculty member at CSU since 2000.

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