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Donald E. Ward, Ph.D.


Professor of Psychology and Counseling

207B Whitesitt Hall | 235-4530 |


  • Chair, Counseling Committee
  • Teaches graduate courses in group work, theories, and techniques of counseling and psychotherapy
  • Director, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
  • Advises graduate community counseling majors
  • Serves as PSU liaison with CACREP
  • CACREP Professional Committee, 2003-present
  • Journal for Specialists in Group Work, Editor, 2001-2007

Courses Taught

  • PSYCH 616 Introduction to Group Processes
  • PSYCH 816 Group Dynamics
  • PSYCH 818 Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • PSYCH 819 Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • PSYCH 854 Group Counseling


  • Ph.D., Purdue University (Counselor Education)
  • M.S., Purdue University
  • B.A., DePauw University

Research Interests

  • Community Counseling
  • Group Processes
  • Group Dynamics
  • Group Counseling
  • Team Building
  • Theories and Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
  • National Certified Counselor
  • NBCC Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (Clinical Member Approved Supervisor)
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor, Center for Credentaling and Education