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Baker Receives N.C. Counseling Association’s Leadership Award

RALEIGH, North Carolina — The North Carolina Counseling Association presented NC State College of Education Professor Stanley Baker with the Ella Stephens Barrett Excellence in Leadership and Counseling Award during its annual conference last month.

Named in memory of Ella Stephens Barrett, the award is the association’s highest honor and recognizes a N.C. Counseling Association member who displays outstanding leadership in the improvement and enhancement of the counseling profession.

Baker teaches in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, and focuses on developmental counseling, secondary school counseling, prevention and cognitive-behavioral applications in counseling.

His research interests include the enhancement of school counseling and prevention programs for children and adolescents, especially applications of cognitive-behavioral theory. He also focuses on improving training for counselors.

Baker completed his doctorate at the State University of New York at Buffalo, master’s at the University of Minnesota, and bachelor’s at Augsburg College.