Ahmet Can, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

  Assistant Professor
  708-534-4974 ext. 4974
  Office Location: G304
  Office Hours: T&W 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  College: COE

Counselor Education and Supervision, Ed.D.
Division of Psyc and Counseling


Dr. Ahmet Can is an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the Masters in Counseling Program in the Division of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University. Dr. Can received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Ohio University in 2015. Dr. Can earned his master’s degrees in a School Counseling/Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ohio University in 2012 and a bachelor’s degree in Psychological Counseling and Guidance from Cukurova University in Turkey.

Dr. Can has worked as a school, college, mental health counselor and clinical supervisor in a variety of settings including a primary, middle, and high school, college counseling center, and higher education. Dr. Can teaches a variety of master’s and doctoral level courses, including Applied School Counseling with Diverse Students (COUN 7722), Lifestyle and Career Development (COUN 7730), Beginning Counseling and Human Relations (COUN 7810), Development of School Counseling (COUN 8858) and, Practicum & Internship in School Counseling (COUN 8868/69) and Advanced Counseling Theories (COUN 9330).

Dr. Can’s major research and scholarship areas of interests include counselor education and supervision, school counseling, cross cultural counseling, international college students and psychological well-being. Dr. Can regularly presents at state, regional, national and international professional conferences and enjoys presenting with graduate students. Dr. Can currently serves on the editorial review board for the journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling. He is an active member in several professional organizations including the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Chi Sigma Iota (CSI).

Most Recent Publications:

Poyrazli, S., & Can, A. (2020). Online Counseling: Ethical Guidelines, the COVID-19 Process, Suggestions. Journal of School Counseling. 3(1), 59-83.

Sippel, F., Meister, K., Can, A., Esser, T., & Garlick, A. (under review). Mandatory Reporting and the Retaliation Factor. Journal of Child Abuse & Neglect.

Selected Conference Presentations:

Can, A. & Poyrazli, S. (2020, September). Becoming a graduate international student in the U.S.: How to prepare and what to expect. Paper accepted at the VII International Eurasian Educational Research Congress, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey.

Poyrazli, S. & Can., A. (2020, September). Multicultural Competency Training and Supervision. Paper accepted at the VII International Eurasian Educational Research Congress, Anadolu University Eskisehir, Turkey.

Ozyurek, R. & Can, A. (2019, December). Accreditation Process of Counselor Education programs in the U.S. Paper presented at the III International Teacher Education and Accreditation Congress (ITEAC), Ankara, Turkey.

Sippel, F., Can, A., & Meister, K. (2019, June). Mandatory Reporting and the Retaliation Factor. Paper presented at the APSAC's 26th Annual Colloquium, Salt Lake City, UT.

Can, A., Geist, A., & Lorenz, B. (2019, May). It takes more than a major: Equipping Student to Succeed in College & Beyond. Paper presented at the annual conference meeting of South Dakota Counseling Conference, Sioux Falls, SD.