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Clay Peters II, Ed.D.

Core Faculty Member



  • Ed.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Sarasota, 1999
  • M.S. Criminal Justice/Criminal Behavior, Tiffin University, 2010
  • M.A. Professional Counseling, Liberty University, 1995

Field of Expertise

  • Psychological and Psychosocial Assessment
  • Clinical and Personality Disorders Diagnosing
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse


Licensure and Certification

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, #0701003318, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • National Certified Counselor, #72280
  • Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator, #00045
  • Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner, #000223



Clay E. Peters II, Ed.D. (University of Sarasota), is a Full Professor in the Center for Counselor Education and Family Studies, is also serving as the MA in Human Services Program, and has previously been the director of the Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling program. Dr. Peters has over 20 years of clinical and counseling work in ministry, private practices, and with seriously emotionally disturbed children in alternative schools. He has worked with adolescents and families, focusing on behavioral disorders as well as marriage and couples counseling. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor for the Commonwealth of Virginia and a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator, through which he provided psychosocial evaluations for the social services and court system in his area. He is also a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Human Services – Board Certified Professional. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the Virginia Counseling Association, and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Dr. Peters’ teaching and research interests include criminal behavior, personality disorders, and the use of assessments in counseling.

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