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Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt

E. A. Schmidt, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Professional Counseling Program and the Assistant Dean for Faculty and Staff Development within the College of Education. Dr. Schmidt received his doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of North Texas. Prior to that, he was awarded a Master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance from Corpus Christi State University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Dr. Schmidt has published on several topics, but specializes in the treatment of substance and process addictions, as well as the supervision of substance abuse counselors. He presents regularly at professional conferences on clinical supervision, ethical behavior and ethical supervision. He is licensed as a professional counselor in the state of Texas and is a board approved supervisor. Dr. Schmidt has a small private practice in San Marcos, in which he provides professional counseling to adults, adolescents and couples.

Office Phone: (512) 245-3979


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Ph.D. Counselor Education, University of North Texas
M.Ed. Counseling and Guidance, Corpus Christi State University
B.S. Psychology, Texas A&M University in College Station

Courses Taught

COUN 5689: Clinical Practicum
COUN 5354: Basic Techniques
COUN 5350: Professional Orientation and Ethics
COUN 5301: Introduction to Community-Based Counseling
COUN 5389: Site-Based Internship
COUN 5366: Immediate Methods in Individual and Group Counseling

Research Interests

Motivation and adherence to weight loss for children and adults
Clinical supervision for chemical dependency counselors
Theoretical guidance and grounding