Professor, Chair, Counseling and Higher Education, Counseling and Higher Education
Chadwick Royal, PhD, LCMHCS, is a professor in the Counselor Education Program at North Carolina Central University. He is a former associate editor of Career Convergence, a publication of the National Career Development Association, and he is a past chair of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Technology Interest Network. He has served on the American Counseling Association's Cyberspace and Technology Task Force.
Dr. Royal is a co-author of two textbooks, "Counselor as Consultant," published by SAGE in 2015, and "Career Counseling: An Anthology of Relevant Career Counseling Research," published by Cognella in 2018, and he has authored over 20 publications.
He is a licensed clinical mental health counselor supervisor in North Carolina, and he has over 25 years of experience as a professional counselor. In addition to his work on campus, he maintains a small private counseling and supervision practice in Mebane, NC.
His research interests center around the use of technology in counseling, counselor training, and counselor supervision. He is currently engaged in a research study on "digital wellness" — collecting data related to our use of technology in work, leisure, and relationships with others. He is investigating the relationship between the use of technology and our physical health, stress levels, sense of worth, sense of control, emotional coping, and relationships.