The Department of Counseling is saddened to announce that our beloved Professor, Dr. Samuel T. Gladding, passed away on December 6, 2021. Here is the link to his obituary and information about his memorial service. https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/samuel-templeman-gladding-obituary?id=31841557
Dr. Gladding was internationally recognized as a prolific author of books on counseling. During his extensive career, he traveled the world speaking, teaching, and consulting. He led national and international counseling associations and was honored with an extensive list of awards for his writing, professional service, and mentorship. Dr. Gladding always had a smile and a pun at the ready, and his students were always welcome to stop by and chat.
As a department, we grieve the loss of Dr. Gladding, and extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and all who had the opportunity to know him.
The Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University upholds the highest standards of the profession. While it is not eligible for consideration in the national rankings of counseling programs because it has no doctoral level program, it is widely regarded as one of the best master’s degree programs.
Evidence to support that claim is multifaceted and includes accreditation decisions, awards received, faculty leadership and service, caliber and community involvement of graduate students, pass rate and scores on national licensing exams, reputation of graduates with employers and doctoral programs, and testimonials from other counselor educators.
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The Counseling Department produces a regular podcast series to highlight the research of its faculty, and to talk about various aspects of the Counseling program. Take a listen to one episode below or visit our Podcast page to hear more.