Christine Karper, Ph.D. obtained her Masters Degree in mental health counseling and her Doctoral Degree in counselor education and supervision from the University of Central Florida. She has been serving the Central Florida Community as a Clinician and a Counselor Educator for over 10 years.
She is a full member of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
As a clinician, Dr. Karper has experience working with a variety of individuals, to include adults presenting with general anxiety, panic episodes, phobias, and depression. She has developed a specialty area in Depression and Anxiety Disorders utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy, creative arts therapy and adventure based counseling. She also enjoys assisting individuals in stress management and in developing means of coping with diverse life challenges utilizing alternative healing modalities and the gentleness of mind, body, spirit methods.
Her primary Theoretical Orientation is Rogerian with a focus on the Positive Psychology Model.
She has presented both nationally and internationally and has published articles in several journals in counseling, psychology and technology.
Her specialty areas in teaching include clinical based courses, technology in counselor education, counseling theories and theories of personality. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in counseling, psychology, and the health sciences. She enjoys teaching in blended formats, fully online and face to face. Karper also works in program development, faculty development and serves as a Subject Matter Expert in curriculum development.
Since joining UOP in 2006, she has gratefully served as Associate Faculty, Lead Faculty and now serves as Area Chair for Psychology. She enjoys being surrounded by truly talented and brilliant colleagues, mentors and students. She finds her association with the University of Phoenix to be not only rewarding professionally but personally fulfilling and inspiring as well. She hopes to continue to serve Central Florida and UOP for many years to come… with gratitude and the spirit of a Phoenix!