Katie Lamberson

photo of Dr. Katie Lamberson
Assistant Professor
COED 238

Kate Lamberson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at the University of North Carolina--Charlotte.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of North Carolina as well as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).  She received her Master's of Rehabilitation Counseling from Bowling Green State University and subsequently worked in a variety of settings as a counselor with youth and families struggling with addiction. During this time, she became passionate about increasing her understanding and treatment of the concept of “addiction as a family disease.”  Her curiosity and desire to provide more comprehensive clinical services to families struggling with addiction led her to pursue her doctorate in Counselor Education from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She is interested in increasing the application of both Adlerian Theory and Family Systems Theories in the treatment of addictions in hopes of decreasing substance use rates through more effective involvement of family in treatment.  
Kate's research interests include family dynamics and adolescent substance use, addiction and mental health concerns in athletes, and the use of Motivational Interviewing in a variety of helping professions and settings.  She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and has provided Motivational Interviewing workshops in a variety of settings, including: Corrections, Health Coaching, University Public Health Departments, and to Counselors-in-training.  She currently teaches courses in the addictions track, ethics in counseling, doctoral seminar, and family counseling theories.


Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2015, Counseling and Counselor Education
MRC, Bowling Green State University, 2010, Master's of Rehabilitation Counseling
BA, Bowling Green State University, 2007, Psychology

Area(s) of Interest and Research: 

Adolescent substance use
Family dynamics and substance use
Student-athlete mental health and substance use
Motivational Interviewing in counseling