Senior Lecturer of Counselor Education and Supervision / Program Coordinator

In addition to overall administration of the Counseling Program, Dr. Welkowitz coordinates the internship and practicum programs, as well as the specialization area of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She teaches a variety of courses within the Counseling Program, including Laboratory Experience in Counseling, Counseling Practicum, Counseling Internship, Diagnosis in Counseling and Addictions Counseling.

Previously, Dr. Welkowitz was an associate professor and assistant academic coordinator for 7 years in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program through Southern New Hampshire University (now affiliated with Northern Vermont University). She also served as a research assistant professor within the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion at UVM for 13 years where she was involved in a variety of federal grant projects designed to enhance the capacity of schools to support the mental health needs of students.

As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Welkowitz also has extensive experience providing direct clinical services, supervision and consultation to individuals, families and systems in a variety of settings, including higher education, schools, private practice, outpatient and inpatient environments. She is a long-standing member of the Vermont Center on Narrative Practices.

Dr. Welkowitz has a strong interest in systems change. Her involvement in numerous applied projects support the capacity of school systems to better meet the mental health needs of students and to enhance their support of students from economically or otherwise disadvantaged backgrounds. Through the Vermont Center for Narrative Practice, she is actively involved in supporting individual and systems change through strength-based practices.


McConaughy, S., Kay, P., Welkowitz, J, Hewitt, K., Fitzgerald, M. (2007). Achieving, Behaving, Caring Partnerships. Making the First Years of School Positive for all Children. Longmont, CO: Sopris West.

Welkowitz, J. & Hamilton, R. (2006, January/February). University of Vermont’s graduate concentration in emotional and behavioral disabilities. TASH Connections, 32, 29, 31.

Welkowitz, J., Backus, L., Ryan, A., Topper, K. Student voices on connection and autonomy: Developmental implications of a Mentor/Advisor Project. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Vermont.

Fitzgerald, M., Hewitt, K, Ratti, J.C., McNulty, R., Welkowitz, J. (2003). Parents and teachers: Partners in prevention of emotional disorders. Unpublished manuscript, University of Vermont School Research Office.

Welkowitz, J., Broer, S., Topper, K., Thomas, C., Backus, L., Hamilton, R. (2001). Students speak out: Preliminary findings of a mentor/advisor project. In Newman, C., Liberton, C., Kutash, K., Friedman, R.M. (Eds.), The 13th Annual Research Conference Proceedings, A System of Care for Children’s Mental Health: Expanding the research base (pp. 145-147). Tampa: University of South Florida, The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health.

Hamilton, R., Welkowitz, J., & Backus, L. (2001). Improved Graduate Program to Prepare Special Educators to Support Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities in Regular Education Classrooms (Final Report). Burlington, VT: Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, University of Vermont.

Welkowitz, J. & Fox, W. (2000). A Model Mentor/Advisor Program Supporting School Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges and Their Families within Rural Vermont (Final Report). Burlington, VT: Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, University of Vermont. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED462787).

Welkowitz, J., Backus, L., Topper, K. (October 1998). “It's Our Classroom": Students take charge. Classroom Leadership Online. Reston, VA: ASCD.

See attached CV for a full listing of all publications and other credentials.

Awards and Recognition

  • Positive Approaches Award, TASH (2005) 
  • Governor Appointed Member, Vermont ACT 264 Advisory Board for Children's Mental Health (2005-2011)

Associations and Affiliations

  • Vermont Center on Narrative Practice (VCNP, formerly the Family Therapy Institute of Vermont)
  • Vermont Psychological Association (VPA)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • North Atlantic Region Association For Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES)
Julie Welkowitz

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

  • Clinical and systems consultation
  • Model development within schools to support youth with emotional and behavioral challenges
  • Narrative practices clinical supervision systems change initiatives


  • Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from University of Vermont
  • B.A. in Psychology/Government from Cornell University


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