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Andrea Dixon

Associate Professor    Associate Professor of School Counseling and member of the Counselor Education and Practice Doctoral Faculty    

Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2002
M. A. in Counseling, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1997
B. A. in English and Communications, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1994 (Cum Laude)


• School Counseling, School Counselor Education & Supervision
• Racial/Ethnic Minority Adolescents; Native American Adolescents
• Multicultural Concerns and Cross-Cultural Competence in Counseling
• Mattering, Wellness, and Meaning & Purpose across the Lifespan


Andrea Dixon is an associate professor in the School Counseling and Counselor Education programs in the Department of Counseling and Psychological Services at Georgia State University (GSU).

Dixon’s research interests include identity development in adolescent minority adolescents, particularly Native Americans; cross-cultural competence and multicultural counseling; academic persistence and achievement; and mattering, meaning, spirituality and wellness across the lifespan.

Dixon’s writing and teaching has also been recognized with several awards including: 2012 Publication in Counselor Education and Supervision Award and the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development’s Young Emerging Leader Award.

She is an editorial board member for the Journal of Counseling and Development, Professional School Counseling, and the Journal for Specialists in Group Work. Dixon has held numerous leadership positions within the American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota, International.


Davis, E. S., Dixon, A. L., & Peiera, K. (in press). Introducing reality play therapy: Reactions and perceptions from elementary school counselors. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.

Guvensel, K., Dixon, A. L., Parker, L. K., McDonald, C. P., & O’Hara, C. (2015). International relevance and applicability of United States-based marriage and family therapy training in Turkey. Contemporary Family Therapy. Doi: 10.1007/s10591-015-9349-3

Briggs, M. K., & Dixon, A. L. (2013). Women’s spirituality across the lifespan: Implications for counseling. Counseling & Values, 104-120. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-007X.2013.00028

Goldberg, R. M., & Dixon, A. L. (2013). The underrepresentation of Jewish Americans in counseling literature. Journal of Counseling Research and Practice, 2(1), 42-46.

Gibson, D., Dixon, A. L., & Myers, J. E. (2013). Promoting spiritual growth through holistic wellness: Practical strategies for school counselors. Counseling and Spirituality: Special Issue: Group Work in K-12 Schools, 31, 79-98.

Reid, L. M., & Dixon, A. L. (2012). The counseling supervision needs of international students in U.S. institutions of higher education: A culturally-sensitive supervision model for counselor educators. Journal for International Counselor Education, 4. Retrieved from

Goldberg, R. M., Dixon, A. L., & Pence Wolf, C. (2012). Facilitating effective triadic counseling supervision: An adapted model for an underutilized supervision approach. The Clinical Supervisor: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice, 31, 42-60. doi: 10.1080/07325223.2012.670077