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Heather Robertson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Counselor Education
PhD, Counselor Education & Supervision, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech)
MS, Counseling and Guidance, Texas A & M University at Corpus Christi
BA, Policy Studies, Syracuse University
Dr. Heather Robertson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counselor Education with the School of Education at St. John’s University. Dr. Robertson served as a counseling practitioner and administrator for 12 years in College Student Affairs, during which she held positions in career counseling, advising, orientation, transition, and military services for universities such as Stony Brook University, American University, Old Dominion University, Trinity College and Coastal Carolina Community College. Her current clinical counseling practice includes working with military veterans in substance abuse treatment. She earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Tech, an M.S. in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A & M University at Corpus Christi, and a B.A. in Policy Studies from Syracuse University. Prior to joining St. John’s University, she held adjunct faculty appointments with Old Dominion University, Hofstra University, and the University of Bridgeport.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Robertson regularly teaches the following courses in the counselor education program: ED 6264 - Counseling Skills & Techniques EDU 6301 - Career Development EDU 6651 - Foundations of Mental Health Counseling EDU 6301 - Practicum in MH Counseling

Research Interests

Dr. Robertson’s research interests include career development and planning, midlife career change, career transition, military/veteran issues, substance use disorders, college student success, and college parent involvement.

Courses Taught

EDU
6264
COUNSELING SKILLS & TECHS
EDU
6301
CAREER DEVELOPMENT
EDU
6310
PRACT MENTAL HLTH COUNSEL
EDU
6651
FNDATION MNTL HLTH COUNSELING