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Richard Deaner - Augusta University. Augusta, GA, US

Richard Deaner

Associate Professor in the Department of Advanced Studies & Innovation | Augusta University


An award-winning professor and researcher in counselor education and clinical mental health counseling.


Augusta University College of Education Professor Richard Deaner is an award-winning researcher and educator who was named the recipient of the Board of Regents’ 2016 Teaching Excellence Award, the University System of Georgia’s highest honor for faculty.

Deaner joined Augusta University's College of Education in 2007 and has served in many capacities including associate professor of counselor education and coordinator for the school and clinical mental health counseling graduate programs.

Additionally, his research on counselor education has been featured in several publications such as The Family Journal, and his work has garnered numerous accolades including the Southeastern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision President’s Special Merit Award.

Deaner earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Virginia, master’s degree in counselor education from Lynchburg College and a doctorate in counselor education and supervision from the University of South Carolina.

Areas of Expertise (3)

Counselor Education

Human development and growth

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Accomplishments (3)

ACA Counselor Educator Advocacy Award (2018) (professional)

Given by the American Counseling Association

Nominee for Augusta University Teaching Excellence Award (2018) (professional)

Recognition given by Augusta University

University System of Georgia Regents' Teaching Excellence Award (2016) (professional)

The University System of Georgia's highest honor for faculty.

Education (4)

University of South Carolina: Doctoral degree, Counselor Educaiton

Lynchburg College: Master's degree, Counselor Educaiton

Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE), 2020: Approved Clinical Supervisor

University of Virginia: Bachelor's Degree, Psychology

Affiliations (4)

  • American Counseling Association (ACA) Ethics Committee
  • CACREP Liaison
  • African American Professors Program (AAPP) Monograph Series at University of South Carolina
  • LPC Supervisor for LAPC Counselors working at Student Counseling and Psychological Services at Augusta University

Articles (2)

Navigating Fight, Flight or Freeze: Developing the courage and the freedom to ACT



Helping school counselors overcome their fears to effectively connect with their students and themselves.

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Three: Ethical Issues in the Supervisory Relationship

Supervision and Agency Management for Counselors


This chapter provides an overview of critical elements related to ethics and supervision.

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