C. Peeper McDonald, holds a PhD in Counselor Education and Practice and is a National Certified Counselor (#317983), Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Georgia (#008394), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (#02189). She is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Mercer University and her interests include: Professional identity, social justice and advocacy issues, and multicultural issues in counseling. She has presented and published on these topics, with specific focus on the racial mislabeling, color-blindness and discrimination, and identity development of Multiracial individuals. As a supervisor, she strives to enable the counselor-in-training to recognize and articulate their rationale for utilizing specific counseling skills and believes developing a theoretical framework is essential for counselors-in-training. She also strives to help supervisees broaden their perspectives on a client, issue, or counselor role, and helps the supervisee look at how they can help the client, keeping in mind the impact of racial and cultural issues. As such, she often adopts different roles, as needed – teacher, consultant, counselor, and evaluator within the interactive supervision process, facilitating professional and personal growth and development.
C. Peeper McDonald, Ph.D., LPC(GA), ACS, NCC