Charles (Rip) McAdams is the professor of Counselor Education at William & Mary, where he is program coordinator for the master's degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and co-director of the New Horizons Family Counseling Center. Dr. McAdams received his doctorate in education from North Carolina State University in 1988 and joined the William & Mary faculty in 1996. Prior to that, he was engaged in professional counseling practice for 16 years with a primary emphasis on developing and implementing community-based clinical intervention programs for physically aggressive youth and their families; his ongoing clinical practice and research have focused on improving methods to prepare and support counselors for work with aggressive and other demanding client populations. Dr. McAdams is licensed in Virginia as a professional counselor and marriage and family therapist and is a current board member of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
Ed.D., North Carolina State University, 1988