Vice President - Counselor Education


Dr. Bengu Takinalp - Vice President for Counselor Education

I received my Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees in Middle East Technical University, in Turkey and PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision in Auburn University, Alabama. Since 2007, I have been working at Drake University Counselor Education Program as a counselor educator. I am a member of American Counseling Association, Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, North American Society of Adlerian Psychology, Association for Humanistic Counseling and Turkish Association of Guidance and Counseling.  I am serving in the Public Relations committee of AHC. I have served on the board of Iowa Safe Schools, American Counseling Association, International Committee; Counselors for Social Justice Ethics and Human Rights committee, and Iowa (formerly Iraqi) Refugee Support Project. I am an editorial board member of Journal of School Counseling and an editor of Journal of Happiness and Well-Being. I conduct research and publish on school counseling, multicultural counseling and diversity, positive psychology and Adlerian Psychology. Recently my research focuses on resilience, achievement and opportunity gap, and courage.

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