Patrick Akos, Ph.D.

School Counseling Program Coordinator
School of Education
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Patrick Akos is the School Counseling Program Coordinator and a Professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a former elementary, middle school, and college counselor and was recognized in 2004 as the American School Counselor Association’s Counselor Educator of the Year. Dr. Akos’s research focuses on school transitions, middle school counseling, and Strengths-Based School Counseling (Galassi & Akos, 2007). Currently, his research continues to focus on how school personnel can promote successful transitions into and out of middle school (and the assorted configurations found in school districts) and how school counselors can intervene and advocate for optimal development of early adolescents. More information can be located at: