Solange Ribeiro, PhD
Core Faculty Member; Director of Accreditation.
M.A. – Rehabilitation Counseling – University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Ph.D. – Sciences; Biochemistry major – University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
M.S. – Sciences; Biochemistry major – University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
B.S. – Biology – University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Licensed Professional Counselor (license #2074)
Supervising Licensed Professional Counselor (license #518)
Licensed Professional Counselor (license #1191)
Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor for LPC and LPCC licensure
American Counseling Association
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Alabama Counseling Association
Solange has more than 15 years of counseling practice, including private practice and supervision. She has supervised field experiences of more than 100 master level students and a number of counseling professionals seeking licensure. Professional development, identity, and ethics are the central focus of Solange’s work as a counselor educator.
Prior to becoming a counselor and counselor educator Solange had a 20 year career as a scientific researcher, studying mechanisms of control of cellular proliferation and wound healing. She believes this experience is a fundamental component of her success as an Adlerian counselor and counselor educator, as it taught her to look at problems with a systematic and scientific lens, to look for patterns, and to generate and test hypotheses.
Academic History (higher ed experience):
Adler Graduate School: Associate Faculty - 2012 to date
Walden University: Collaborating Faculty, Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling Program – 2013-2014
University of Alabama at Birmingham: Assistant Professor, Counselor Education Program - 2008-2012 - CACREP accredited since 2009
University of Alabama at Birmingham: Adjunct Instructor, Counselor Education Program - 2003-2004
University of Alabama at Birmingham: Research Instructor and Research Associate, Medical and Dental Schools Department of Pathology (1992-1999)