Dr. Gail Roaten


Dr. Gail K. Roaten is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Dept. at Hardin-Simmons University, joining the faculty in 2013. Prior to coming to HSU, Dr. Roaten was a counselor educator at Texas State University and Baylor University for 9 years. She worked as a professional counselor in schools for many years, served as the interim director of the Career Counseling Center at Baylor, and has done pro-bono counseling in a variety of places and contexts.

Dr. Roaten received her B.S. in Education from the University of Texas @ Austin, her M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance from Tarleton State University, and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Dr. Roaten is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a board approved Supervisor in Texas.

Dr. Roaten is currently president-elect of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association. She is very active in numerous state and national organizations focused on counseling, counselor education and supervision. Some of her research interests include effective interventions with adolescents, adolescent development, and school counseling.

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