Tyler Wilkinson

Assistant Professor of Counseling
Program Coordinator, Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision
Department of Counseling

Education

  • B.A., Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University
  • M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Richmont Graduate University
  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Auburn University

Dr. Tyler Wilkinson earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Auburn University. Dr. Wilkinson has presented at numerous counseling conferences and has been published in various peer-reviewed counseling journals. His research interests include: the implementation of technology in counseling and counselor education, humanistic approaches to counseling and counselor education, student cognitive development, licensure law, and couples counseling. Currently, he is a reviewer for the journals Counselor Education and Supervision and the International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. He is licensed as professional counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia where he maintains a limited private practice.

Licensure

Licensed Professional Counselor State of Georgia

Courses taught

  • Assessment and Testing
  • Contemporary Issues in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Counseling Theory
  • Emotionally-Focused Therapy
  • Internship
  • Practicum
  • Professional Orientation and Ethics
  • Prospectus Design

Areas of specialization

  • Attachment Theory
  • Couples Counseling
  • Counseling Ethics and Laws
  • Humanistic and Existential Approaches to Counseling
  • Technology in Counseling

Leadership positions in the profession/discipline

  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program coordinator
  • Membership Chair Association of Humanistic Counseling
  • Editorial board member Counselor Education and Supervision journal and the International Journal for the Advancement of Counseling

Research or professional interests

  • Attachment and Existential Themes in Counseling
  • Counseling Cognitive Development
  • Counseling Ethics and Policy
  • Counselor Education
  • Technology in Counseling

Recent publications

Recent Publications: Wilkinson, T., & Bazile, K (2019). Counseling students’ experiences viewing virtual reality case studies. Teaching and Supervision in Counseling, 1(2), 85-97.

Morgan, M. J., Wilkinson, T., Osborn, D. (In Press). Computer-mediated Career Interventions may be Accepted by Economically Marginalized People in the Context of Community Outreach Centers. Journal of Employment Counseling.

Wilkinson, T., Evans, M., & Smith, D. (2019). Trends in ethical complaints leading to professional counseling licensing boards disciplinary actions. Journal of Counseling and Development, 97(1), 98, doi: 10.1002jcad.12239

Awards or recognitions

  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2020; College of Professional Advancement College
  • Exemplary Assessment Reporting Award AY 2017-2018, MS CMHC; Mercer University
  • Excellence in Advising Award 2019; College of Professional Advancement College
  • Outstanding Master’s Counselor Education Program Award; Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)

Contact Dr. Wilkinson


678.547.6007
wilkinson_rt@mercer.edu
Atlanta Administration and Conference Center
Room 476