Message from Our Chair

Christine ProulxWelcome  to the Department of Counseling, Human Development and Family Science (CHDF) at the University of Vermont.

CHDF is an interdisciplinary department comprised of a undergradate major and minor Human Development and Family Science, a CACREP accredited Master of Science in Counseling with tracks in School Counselng and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs, and our recently launched a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision.

Our programs help students understand human development, systemic and contextual influences on individual and family functioning, and what humans need to flourish across the lifespan. CHDF’s commitment to diversity in research, teaching, and service is a hallmark of our department, and our students engage in outstanding internship and practicum opportunities. The success of our degree programs stems from our nationally recognized  faculty and their commitment to our undergraduate and graduate students’ success, both inside and outside the classroom.

We invite you to explore our program offerings and welcome you to contact us to learn more.

Faculty Research, Teaching & Service

Faculty Profiles

Emeriti Faculty



Chris Caswell
(802) 656-2030
Program support for Human Development and Family Science

Aaron Sonam Friedensohn
(802) 656-3888
Program support for Counseling; Assistant to the Chairperson

Roman Vogel
(802) 656-2936
Graduate programs administration