Carolyn Berger, Ph.D., is a teaching assistant professor and counselor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota.
Berger’s research interests center around helping children and adolescents maximize their achievement and well-being. She works with school counselors across the nation to establish practices and policies that support gender nonconforming students.
Berger teaches several core counseling and student personnel psychology courses, including ethics, career counseling, social/cultural contexts in counseling, and group counseling. She imbeds multicultural competencies and diversity training in all her courses, as counselors must be able to understand the varying worldviews of clients and students in today’s diverse society. Berger also emphasizes research and evidence-based practices throughout her teaching. These practices are evaluated based on clients’ characteristics and cultural backgrounds.