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Dr. Candace Park

Dr. Candace Park
Department Chair


PhD Counselor Education, University of New Orleans, 2015
MA Counseling, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, East Tennessee State University, 2008
BS Psychology, University of New Orleans, 2006


Dr. Candace N. Park began her counseling career after completing her Master’s degree in 2008 at East Tennessee State University. She joined the staff at the University Counseling Center at Nicholls State University after graduation and spent seven years with the department. While at Nicholls, she also taught courses as adjunct faculty in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. She completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of New Orleans in 2015. Dr. Park joins the University of the Cumberlands faculty from the University of South Alabama where she served as the Employee Assistance Program Counselor. There she provided mental health, consultation, and educational services to employees and students with a variety of needs, as well taught courses for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program as part-time faculty. Dr. Park has taught courses on the topics of marriage, couples and family counseling, human sexuality, addiction, grief and crisis, and counseling theory. She has guest lectured, presented and published on topics such as ethics, supervision, multicultural counseling and social justice advocacy, among others. She is a member of ACA and ACES, as well as the Alabama Counseling Association. She currently resides in Mobile, AL with her spouse, two children, and four dogs.

Faculty Expertise:
Counseling, Ethics, Supervision