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Derick J. Williams

Associate Professor
Program Area Director
Unit: School of Education and Human Development
Department: School of Education and Human Development
Office location and address
Bavaro Hall 311
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Greensboro, 2007
M.A., Gardner-Webb University, 2000
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996

Derick J. Williams, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, is a member of the 2016 Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) Standards Revision Committee. CACREP is a national accrediting body that ensures the proper training of maste's level counselors in addiction counseling, career counseling, clinical mental health counseling, marriage, couple, and family counseling,school counseling, student affairs and college counseling, and doctoral level counselor educators, supervisors, and clinicians. Dr. Williams was selected to the committee in 2011 to write the next set of training standards and competencies that will shape and standardize the counseling profession through 2024.

EDHS 5993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
EDHS 7210: Introduction to the Profession of Counseling
Credits: 3
An introduction and professional orientation to: the history of the profession of counseling; the sociocultural, economic, philosophical, theoretical, and political bases of the profession; advocacy in the counseling profession; identity of professional counselors; and a survey of career opportunities for counselors. Prerequisite: Counselor education majors or instructor permission; required of all counselor education master's degree students.
EDHS 7300: Multicultural Counseling
Credits: 3
Exploration of the personal, social, political, affective, and behavioral considerations of diversity. Multicultural competencies (awareness, knowledge, and skills) in counseling are emphasized as well as their relationship to advocacy and social justice. The course focuses on: developing awareness of one's own cultural socialization and inherent biases; development of accurate knowledge of various cultural groups within our society; and development of skills necessary to provide culturally relevant counseling services. Experiential learning is incorporated throughout the course. Prerequisite: EDHS 7210, 7230, 7290, or instructor permission.
EDHS 8290: Counselor Education Master's Practicum
Credits: 3
For students enrolled in the School Counseling program. A minimum of 100 on-site hours is required. A description of the setting, specifying the school level in which practicum occurred most be included on the student's application for graduation. Students are required to participate in on-grounds supervision. Prerequisite: EDHS 7210, 7230, 7290, 7310 or 8310 or instructor permission. Subject to availability of suitable practicum placement.
EDHS 8390: Internship in Professional School Counseling
Credits: 6
This is the required internship course for K-12 professional school counseling students. The internship is a two-semester, 600-hour placement in a public school. Students also attend on-grounds supervision. Internship may be repeated for credit. Intent to register must be filed preceding registration. A description of a student's internship school level must be included on the degree application. Prerequisite: EDHS 8290 and instructor permission.
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
EDHS 9998: Doctoral Research Apprenticeship
Credits: 3–12
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisite: Advisor permission required.
EDHS 9999: Doctoral Dissertation
Credits: 3–12
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.