Edward A. Wierzalis

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Clinical Associate Professor & Program Director M.A. Program
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Edward A. Wierzalis, PhD., ACS, NCC is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He joined the faculty in the Department of Counseling in the Cato College of Education in August of 2002. Dr. Wierzalis teaches the following courses: Advocacy & Leadership in Professional School Counseling, Ethics & Professional Issues in Counseling, Career Development & Counseling, Multicultural & Social Justice Counseling, Counseling & Spirituality, Counseling Older Adults, and Clinical Supervision for both Master’s and Doctoral students. Dr. Wierzalis received his doctorate degree from the University of Virginia in Counselor Education and Supervision and completed his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Wierzalis has been in the counseling profession for over 40 years as a High School counselor and in private clinical practice. He is an active member in many national and state professional associations and has held leadership positions on both the state and national level. 


PhD, University of Virginia, 2001, Counselor Education & Supervision
MA, Temple University, 1977, Counseling Psychology
BS, Pennsylvania State University, 1975, Education & Philosophy


Advocacy & Leadership in Professional School Counseling
Ethics & Professional Issues in Counseling
Career Development & Counseling
Multicultural & Social Justice Counseling
Counseling & Spirituality
Counseling Older Adults
Doctoral Practicum
Internship & Supervision

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Counselor Education & Supervision, Multicultural Counseling & Advocacy, Social Justice in Counseling, Advocacy/Leadership in Professional School Counseling, Spirituality and Mental Health, Men and Aging, Sexual Minority Issues, Clinical Supervision, Counselor Self-Care 

Awards & Honors 

The Sister Mary Thomas Burke Faculty Fellowship

Community Involvement

Charlotte/Mecklenburg & Cabarrus County Public Schools: Training school counselors & staff in Ethical Issues with Minors and Multicultural Responsiveness.
Invited Panelist/Commentator, “Charlotte Talk” Radio Program regarding Anti-Bullying Policy in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Panel Participant, Faith Communities Response to GLBT Individuals, Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Charlotte

Selected Publications

Harris, H.L, Wierzalis, E.A., &. Coy, D.R. (2010). Parent involvement in schools. In B.T. Erford (Ed.) Professional School Counseling: A Handbook of Theories, Programs & Practices (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Harris, H.L. Abrams, L.P., & Wierzalis, E.A. (2010). Counseling multiracial students. In B.T. Erford (Ed.) Professional School Counseling: A Handbook of Theories, Programs & Practices (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: PRO-ED.

Wierzalis, E.A., Barret, B., Pope, M., and Rankins, M. (2006). Gay Men and Aging: Sex and Intimacy. In D. Kimmel, T. Rose, S. David (Eds.) . Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Research and Clinical Perspectives . Columbia University Press. 


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