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Isaac Burt, Ph.D.

Associate Director, AWED

Associate Professor, Counseling, Recreation and School Psychology



Dr. Burt is an Associate Professor who received his Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida in Counselor Education. He is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), as well as the Association for Counseling and Supervision (ACES), Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), Association of Humanistic Counseling (AHC), Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), and Chi Sigma Iota (CSI). He has dedicated his career to multiculturalism. Dr. Burt has served the counseling profession in several capacities, such as being a member of the membership committee for AMCD, member of the executive board for AMCD, chair of the strategic planning committee for AMCD, and Vice President. Dr. Burt is also an associate editor of the premier journal for multiculturalism in counseling, the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development (JMCD), and editorial board member on the premier journal for group counseling, the Journal for Specialists in Group Work (JSGW).

Additionally, Dr. Burt has eighteen years’ experience in schools, mental health agencies, and community centers, which included counseling individuals, couples and families from the Caribbean, Africa, Latin America, and Bosnia, as well as multicultural populations born in the United States, specifically Black/African Americans, Latinos, Asians, and LGQBT. He has an interest in neuroscience and racism/discrimination, flow state and optimal experience, social justice for historically marginalized populations, and culturally sensitive treatments.

Dr. Burt has numerous publications that explore how counselor educators and counselors alike should rethink policies and approaches when providing therapy to multicultural populations. Dr. Burt has twenty-five peer-reviewed publications, with eighteen as first author. His publications are in the following flagship/top tier journals in counselor education: the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, the Journal of Mental Health Counseling, the Journal for Specialists in Group Work, The Professional Counselor, the Journal for Creativity in Mental Health, the Journal of Humanistic Counseling, Professional School Counselor, and The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families. Dr. Burt also has over fifty presentations on the international and national level.

Dr. Burt also received the Association for Specialists in Group Work’s (ASGW) 2018 research article of the year award. The ASGW presented Dr. Burt with the award at the annual American Counseling Association (ACA) conference on March 28, 2019. The article titled, “Leadership-driven anger management groups: Do they really work,” published in the JSGW, investigated a current trend in anger-management groups labeled as leadership development.