Brackette, Caroline M.

Caroline Brackette

Caroline M. Brackette


Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Assessment and Associate Professor

Dr. Caroline Brackette is an associate professor and assistant dean for accreditation and assessment in the College of Health Professions.  


Dr. Brackette earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision, Master of Education in Counseling, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism all from the University of Toledo.


Dr. Brackette has clinical experience working with a diverse population of clients across the mental health continuum in a variety of clinical settings. She specializes in the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat anxiety, address interpersonal relationship issues, and assist clients with successfully developing and implementing mental skills/mindset intervention plans. Her current clinical experiences include work with employee assistance programs, critical incident stress management (CISM), and counseling and consulting with professional and collegiate athletes. She is a registered neutral (mediator) in the state of Georgia. 


Her teaching is focused on leadership and advocacy, counseling skills, theories of counseling and psychotherapy, social and cultural issues in counseling, sport counseling, and disaster mental health counseling. She was awarded a Visiting Libra Diversity Professorship at the University of Maine in 2016. The endowed professorship is designed to attract outstanding scholars from outside the University of Maine System to serve as visiting scholars. 


Her research focuses on the use of mental skills in performance and non-performance situations, cultural competence, sport counseling and consulting, and the scholarship of teaching. Dr. Brackette has published and presented nationally, regionally, and internationally.


She is a Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate (2017-2021), founding member and past-president of the American Counseling Association of Georgia (ACAofGA), member of the American Psychological Association (APA), member of the Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance (Division 47) within APA, member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), and member of the FBI Atlanta Citizens Academy Alumni Association. She is an inducted member of Psi Chi, Chi Sigma Iota, and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.


Dr. Brackette has received several awards, including the American Counseling Association Southern Region Chair’s Leadership and Advocacy Award (2017 & 2018), the American Counseling Association Government Affairs member spotlight recognition for educating and engaging students in advocacy (2015), the College of Professional Advancement Award for Excellence in Teaching (2011). She received a formal invitation to the White House to attend a summit and reception recognizing Black entrepreneurs. Dr. Brackette is listed in the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) mental health registry and mental health directories for several professional sports leagues.


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