Devie Forrester

Assistant Professor of Counseling | Director, Counselor Education Program

School: Orlando Campus School of Education and Behavioral Studies
Department: Counselor Education
Sub-department(s): Counselor Education (GR) | Counselor Education (GR)

joined: 2019


Dr. Forrester started her journey as an educator in 1999. From then to the present she has served in a variety of roles in education, including coordinating internships/job-shadowing positions, with a focus on disadvantaged youth and a long tenure as a school counselor. She has also served as a member of the District Mental Health Team at OCPS, in accordance with Senate Bill 7030 (implementing the legislative Recommendations of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission). Since 2019, she served as an adjunct professor of counseling at PBA, and she now joins the institution full-time as the Director of Counselor Education and Assistant Professor of Counseling. She holds a BA in Psychology, an MSc. Marriage and Family Therapy, and an Ed. D. Counselor Education and Supervision.

Her research interests include family cohesion, work/life balance, and working student-mothers.

Dr. Forrester has been happily married for 19 years, with two children. She loves to serve in her church and has a passion for healthy families and a desire to see the church exert transformational influence on society.


EDD in Counselor Education and Supervision, Argosy University, Sarasota | MS in Family Therapy, Nova Southeastern University | BA in Psychology, University of the West Indies