Charles Gressard

Charles Gressard

Chancellor Professor, Coordinator of Addictions Emphasis for Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1979

Dr. Charles “Rick” Gressard is a chancellor professor in the Counselor Education Program at William & Mary and was coordinator of the addictions emphasis for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling specialty. His clinical and research interests include addiction counseling and prevention, counseling ethics, and transpersonal counseling. He has also been active in the area of credentialing, having served as chair of the Virginia Board of Counseling, chair of the National Board of Certified Counselors, and vice-chair of CACREP. In addition, he was the interim president/CEO of CACREP from July 2017 to June 2018. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, Dr. Gressard taught for seven years in the counseling program at the University of Virginia and for five years in Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at the UVA School of Medicine. In 1993, Dr. Gressard came to William & Mary where he has coordinated the addiction counseling emphasis for 23 years and where he developed and has directed the New Leaf Clinic.

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