Career & Lifestyle Assessment; Counseling in
Community Settings; Diagnosis & Treatment of Psychopathology; Human
Sexuality; Individual Evaluation and Assessment; Legal, Ethical &
Professional Standards of Counseling Practice; and Special Topics in Counseling
Practice: Couples Therapy
Counseling & Counselor Education, University of North Carolina at
M.S. Community Counseling, University of North
Carolina at Greensboro, 2007
B.A. Psychology (minor in Religious
Studies), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005
A member of the Hodges University faculty since May 2015, Dr. Amber Pope
serves as program chair and associate professor in the Clinical Mental Health
Counseling program. As a licensed mental health counselor and a nationally
certified counselor, Pope specializes in couples counseling, sexuality
concerns, gender and sexuality development and LGBTQ-related counseling.
Many of her published articles are related to counseling couples and working
with LGBTQ clients in The Family Journal, the Journal of LGBT
Issues in Counseling and the Journal of Couple and Relationship
Therapy. She recently co-authored a book with Sage, Inc. on sexuality
counseling. Her experience includes working with transgender individuals and
providing support through the transitioning process, as well as conducting
cross-sex hormone and gender reassignment surgery assessments. Pope is
trained in emotionally focused couples therapy and dialectical behavior
therapy. She uses solution-focused, mindfulness training and interpersonal
process techniques in her therapy.
In 2012, she was recognized as the
Southern Association of Counselor Education & Supervision Emerging Leader
Fellow with the University of South Alabama Lisa Mitchell Bukstein Foundation
Scholarship for Developing Faculty in Education.
When she isn’t
counseling others, she finds her own therapy in running, yoga, traveling,
reading historical and science fiction novels, watching North Carolina Tar Heel
basketball and being on the water.