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Amanda G. Flora

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Education and Human Development
Department: School of Education and Human Development
Office location and address
Bavaro Hall 218D
405 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2008
M.S., Radford University, 2005
B.A., James Madison University, 1994
EDHS 3250: Professional Development and Team Dynamics
Credits: 3
Interpersonal skills and relationships are more important than ever to employers. This course is designed for undergraduates who are preparing to enter the workforce to learn more about working in a team environment. We will focus on interpersonal and intrapersonal awareness, and application of course concepts including human development, psychology, and diversity through a team service learning project.
EDHS 3850: Introduction to Counseling
Credits: 3
What is counseling? How do counselors work with clients whose values differ from their own? What are some evidence-based practices used in various settings? How might race, gender, and class influence the counseling relationship? The answers to these and many other questions will be explored through small and large group discussions, conversations with community stakeholders, role-plays, and individual and team research.
PSYC 4580: Directed Readings in Psychology
Credits: 2–3
Critical examination of an important current problem area in psychology.  May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 14 credits in psychology and instructor permission.               
EDHS 5220: Career Development: Theory, Practice and Trends
Credits: 3
Are careers guided by careful planning beginning at a young age? Or are they a matter of chance. Perhaps it a little bit of both with additional factors you might not have thought of. Learn what goes into the multifaceted field of career development. In this course, you will learn about theories of career development, the practice career services, and trends within the field of career.
EDHS 5230: Women, Work, and Wellness
Credits: 3
Have you wondered what the world of work looks like for women? Is it just about equal pay or could there be deeper, systemic dynamics and systems in place than we realize? And what about "having it all" or a work-life balance? Explore what women experience(d) in the workplace in the past, present, and future. Specific attention will be given to career development and wellness models related to women and gender using a growth-oriented perspective.
EDHS 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
EDHS 7220: Introduction to Career Interventions
Credits: 3
Survey of concepts, issues, trends, and tools related to career development and effective career counseling. Introduces the study and application of career development theory; the use of educational, social, and occupational information and materials in counseling; career assessment; informational media; career decision-making; and the implementation of developmentally and culturally appropriate career counseling strategies. Prerequisite: Counselor education majors or instructor permission.
EDHS 7291: Essential Counseling Skills Lab
Credits: 1
EDHS 7291 is the lab that accompanies EDHS 7290: Essential Counseling Skills. The course affords practice of important therapeutic skills in a safe controlled environment and gives students individual feedback regarding skill development over the course of the class. Prerequisite: restricted to Counselor Education graduate students
EDHS 8982: Counselor Education Individual/Triadic Supervision
Credits: 3
This course is intended to provide the individual and/or triadic supervision with a faculty supervisor. Students will engage in a variety of counseling related activities including providing individual and group counseling as well as conducting classroom guidance lessons. Students are required to have an average of one hour per week of individual or triadic supervision performed by a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: EDHS 7290