Ahmet Can

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Assistant Professor of Counselor Education/Department Chair

School of Education
School of Education
Psychology and Counseling
Counseling (Masters)
Chair, HPE/Psychology and Counselor Education
Ph.D. Ohio University
M.Ed. Ohio University
B.A. Cukurova University


Dr. Ahmet Can joined Northern State University€'s faculty in August 2016. He holds a bachelor€'s degree in psychological counseling and guidance from Cukurova University in Adana, Turkey. He earned his master€'s degrees in school counseling/clinical mental health counseling from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, in 2012. He also received a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from Ohio University in 2015.

Dr. Can has extensive international experience as a high school counselor and elementary school counselor in diverse public schools. In the last year of his doctoral studies, he worked as a clinical counselor at Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) at Ohio University. After teaching at Roosevelt University in Chicago, he began work as an assistant professor in Northern's department of psychology and counselor education.


Courses Taught
Introduction to School Counseling and School Environment
School Counseling Program Development and Management
Children and Adolescents Counseling
Career Development and Educational Planning
Human Appraisal
Addiction Counseling
Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Counseling Theory and Techniques
Career and Life Planning
Practicum: School Counseling
Internship: School Counseling
Research interests
Dr. Can€'s major research and scholarship areas of interest include counselor education and supervision, school counseling, cross-cultural counseling, international college students and psychological well-being. He has published and presented on his research interests in peer-reviewed regional, national and international publications and conferences.
Professional Organizations
American Counselors Association (ACA)
American School Counselors Association (ASCA)
Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
International Association for Counseling (IAC)
Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), Alpha Chapter