Gail Uellendahl, Ph.D.

Professor of Counselor Education

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Phone: (805) 493-3080


  • Designing and Leading Groups

  • Selecting a College for Students with Disabilities

  • Training Peer Counselors

Dr. Uellendahl teaches a variety of courses focused on the theory and practice of counseling. She regularly participates in regional, state, and national conferences, in the Student Affairs and K-12 School Counseling fields. She received the President's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013. She has made presentations about assessment and school counseling, critical incident stress management in K-12 settings, culturally proficient higher education teams, and the use of student outcomes data for designing school counseling programs. Her research focuses on site supervision for counseling interns and the experiences of successful first-generation graduate students. She has a long standing interest in serving first-generation and other underrepresented populations.

She came to CLU with more than 16 years of experience designing and implementing college counseling programs at Queens College of the City University of New York. Dr. Uellendahl has a long history of advocacy for students with disabilities and has received numerous grants and awards for her work in this area.

In addition to her duties in the Counselor Education Program, she is a practicing licensed psychologist.