||Charter College of Education
Michael J. Carter
Office: King Hall C-1067
Dr. Carter has been at CSULA since 1990 and has served as Coordinator of the School Based Family Counseling Program (MFCC-PPS) graduate program since 1991. In addition, he is primarily responsible for teaching the Family Counseling Clinical Courses (COUN 520, 521,523 and 589) and serves as the Director of CSULA's Counseling and Assessment Clinic. Dr. Carter received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at UCLA, has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1984 and is a Credentialed School Psychologist and School Counselor. His research interests are in the area of School-Based Family Counseling and has published five articles in this area. He has served as the Chair of the CCOE School as A Whole (SAW) three times and is on the Board of Directors of Centros de Ninos y Padres. He is a lucky husband and fortunate father of three children. He also loves to play basketball.
Dr. Carter is primarily interested in developing the field of school-based family counseling which focuses on preparing counselors to work with families and children in public agency settings such as schools and clinics. This approach addresses the fact that families can be the greatest positive influence on the academic and social development of children. The view is that this influence is maximized by actively involving parents in collaborating with teachers in the schools.
Dr. Carter's research interests are in School Based Family Counseling, children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and mood disorders, and Early Childhood Education
Representative Professional Activities
Ph.D. Educational Psychology 1993
M.A. Educational Psychology 1982
M.A. Early Childhood Education 1982