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Counseling.Education is owned by Scott and Ashley Branson. We began developing content in 2015, and we launched and pilot tested an initial version of the site later that year.
Our mission: is to expand access to top quality mental health care by providing a freely accessible digital space with curated, organized, and recursively connected CACREP-aligned content that supports current and future professional counselors' cognitive complexity development and knowledge acquisition.
Our vision: is for counselors and clients to construct a world where everyone has more wellness, satisfaction, meaning, purpose, awareness, empathy, and connectedness.
We are still in our infancy, so to speak, which makes it difficult to predict the future. The next steps we are planning to take with Counseling.Education include incorporating as a non-profit, which will provide a strong foundation for growth, while allowing us to stay true to our mission.
Dr. Scott Branson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (MI) and an Assistant Professor in the Counselor Education program in the College of Education at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Branson graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision (CACREP accredited) and a doctoral minor in applied statistics and research methods in July 2016.
Dr. Branson also earned a M.A. in clinical counseling with an emphasis in couples and family counseling from the University of Northern Colorado (CACREP accredited) in 2011. Visit jscottbranson.com to learn more about Dr. Scott Branson.
Dr. Ashley Branson has earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision with a doctoral minor in Applied Statistics and Research Methods from The University of Northern Colorado (CACREP accredited). Dr. Branson is excited to be teaching as an assistant professor in the Counseling department at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Ashley Branson, visit her professional website at ashleybranson.com