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Associate Professor Counseling



Allison K. Arnekrans obtained her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio, and is currently working as an Associate Professor at Central Michigan University. Her professional background includes service as a Licensed Professional Counselor and supervisor working with youth/families, an Employee Assistance Program, and within a partial hospitalization program. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Arnekrans is highly involved at the local, state, and national levels in counseling associations and service to the profession. Her current research interests include personal counseling requirements in graduate programs, telehealth in campus training clinics, student/faculty engagement, and other pursuits.

DuFresne, R., & Arnekrans. A. (2020). Creating successful home visits in community-based counseling. Counseling Today, 62(9), 40-45.

Rose, J. S., Dufresne, R., Arnekrans, A., & Neyland, L. (2020). Social Media Policy for Counselor Education Programs. The Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 13(2).

Arnekrans, A., Armbruster, E., Shindelar, L, & Feehery, S. (2018). Required personal counseling experiences in graduate programs: A policy recommendation. The Journal for Counseling Leadership & Advocacy, 5(2), 170-180.

  • January 2019- June 2021 Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, MI) Certificate in Leadership
  • August 2011-May 2014 The University of Toledo (Toledo, OH) Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education & Supervision CACREP Accredited Program
  • August 2008-May 2010 The University of Toledo (Toledo, OH) Master of Arts in Counseling Clinical Mental Health Counseling Concentration CACREP Accredited Program
  • August 2004-May 2008 Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH) Bachelor of Arts in Communication Focus in Social Services
  • Online Education Options in Counselor Education Programs
  • Required Personal Counseling Requirement in Graduate Programs
  • Supervision Tools
  • Mental Health Issues & Intervention in Law Enforcement & First Responders​​
  • Tele-counseling/Online Counseling
  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Counselor Educators & Supervisors
  • Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Chi Sigma Iota
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-Supervisor in Ohio
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • Board Certified-Telemental Health Provider

Courses Taught

  • CED 603: Intro to Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CED 610: Career Counseling
  • CED 603: Ethics & Consultations
  • CED 691: Internship
  • CED 699: Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

Was the program you (the faculty) graduated from CACREP accredited?

Yes, both my MA and PhD are from the University of Toledo and UT has CACREP Accredited programs.