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George Beals

Counselor Education & Psychology



  • Ph.D. Counselor Education, Mississippi State University, 2007
  • M.A., Community Counseling, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1995
  • B.A., Music Performance, Troy State University, 1977

Courses Taught

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Internship
  • Counseling Skills
  • Counseling Pre-Practicum
  • Marriage and Family Counseling
  • Assessment Techniques in Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis
  • Counseling Pre-practicum
  • Counseling Theory
  • Consultation and Counseling of Diverse Populations
  • Methods of Counseling Research and Statistics
  • Advanced Research for Counselors
  • Theories of Counseling Supervision
  • Career Development and Placement
  • Counseling and Spirituality
  • Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling
  • Sexuality Issues in Counseling
  • Substance and Process Addiction Counseling

Academic Interests

  • Personal growth and wellness of counselor trainees
  • Experiential Therapies across diverse populations
  • Somatization of oppression
  • Systems theories and interventions with community applications
  • Counseling theories and neurosciences

Scholarly Activity

  • Member, Chi Sigma Iota
    • Current Advisor for Delta State’s Chapter
  • Member, Mississippi Counseling Association and Divisions
  • Member, Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Member, Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling
  • Member, Counselor Education and Supervision – Past President
  • Member, Delta Region Counseling – Current Co-President
  • Member, American Counseling Association and Divisions
  • Member, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Member, Association for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues in Counseling
  • Member, Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling
  • Member, Association for Specialist in Group Work
  • Member, Counselors for Social Justice
  • Member, Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education
  • Member, American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Member, EMDR International Association
  • Member, American Society for Clinical Hypnosis
  • Member, The Association for the Development of the Person-Centered Approach