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MaryLou Ramsey




MaryLou Ramsey


Ed.D.       Fairleigh Dickinson University

M.A.        Rider University

B.A.         Clark University


  • Multicultural Counseling
  • Practicum
  • Internship
  • Clinical Supervision

Research Interests:

  • Social and cultural foundations of counseling
  • Clinical supervision strategies
  • Counselor education faculty development
  • Female criminal offenders

Professional Licenses and Certifications:

  • National Certified Counselor
  • National Certified School Counselor
  • NBCC Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • Student Personnel Services Certificate, New Jersey
  • Director of Student Personnel Services Certificate, New Jersey
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, New Jersey

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • American School Counselor Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Association for Specialists in Group Work
  • Counselors for Social Justice
  • North Atlantic Regional Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • New Jersey Counseling Association
  • New Jersey School Counselors Association
  • New Jersey Association for Specialists in Group Work
  • Chi Sigma Iota
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Sigma Phi Omega


Dr. MaryLou Ramsey is a Full Professor and School Counseling Program Coordinator in the Department of Counselor Education at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ).  She earned her B.A. in Psychology, with highest honors in Sociology, from Clark University, her M.A. in Counseling from Rider University, and her doctorate in educational leadership, with a specialization in group counseling and supervision, from Fairleigh Dickinson University.


Dr. Ramsey has over 43 years of clinical and supervisory experience in community agencies and higher educational institutions, including over 34 years’ experience in graduate counselor education, training, and supervision at TCNJ. She has worked as a Psychiatric Social Worker, an Assistant Social Work Supervisor, and the Director of Professional Services and Executive Director of Genesis, the first federally funded therapeutic community for incarcerated female drug offenders in the United States. Following her work in corrections, Dr. Ramsey served as Director of Special Programs and later Director of Student Development Services in a community college. In 1978, MaryLou came to TCNJ, and since her arrival she has served as Department Chair, Graduate Program Supervisor, Developer and Coordinator of the Certificate in Gerontological Counseling Program, co-developer of the Ed.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy Program, and School Counseling Program Coordinator.


Dr. Ramsey’s primary scholarship and teaching interests include: multicultural counselor education and training; clinical supervision; professional, ethical, and legal challenges in counseling and counselor education; and group counseling. Her scholarly works encompass state and federal grants, numerous refereed publications, and extensive professional conferences and workshop presentations. Her most recent research and presentations have focused on: academic ethics for the professoriate in counselor education; gatekeeping and how to establish personal and professional student competencies in counselor education; how to create and maintain a supportive, yet challenging clinical group supervision climate; ethical challenges in multicultural counselor education; and the ethical challenges and transformative risks that the biotechnological revolution poses for counselors and counselor education.


Dr. Ramsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and possesses advanced training in clinical supervision, disaster mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, gerontological counseling, and group psychotherapy. She is a National Certified Counselor, a National Certified School Counselor, and an NBCC Approved Clinical Supervisor. In addition, Dr. Ramsey holds New Jersey state certifications in School Counseling (formerly Student Personnel Services) and Director of School Counseling (formerly Director of Student Personnel Services) and she is a member of the following professional organizations: American School Counselor Association, American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, North Atlantic Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, New Jersey Counselors’ Association, New Jersey Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, New Jersey Association for Multicultural Counseling and Supervision, and Chi Sigma Iota.


Title Professor
Phone 609.771.3033
Fax 609.637.5166