Carol Cole

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Contact Information
Phone213.821.0900
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Department of Study 
Children, Youth and Families

CAROL COLE joined the adjunct faculty at the Virtual Academic Center in 2012. She is a licensed clinical social worker, substance abuse professional, board certified diplomate, certified sports counselor, master social work addictions counselor, continuing education provider and certified pranic healer. She has more than 20 years of clinical experience and training in the areas of anxiety and mood disorders, addictions, infertility, grief and attention disorders.

She began her career in community mental health in Orange County, California, where she was involved in program development and implementation with chronic mentally ill and dual diagnosis populations. She served as clinical director of the psychiatric emergency team at Orange County’s Health Care Agency, working with adolescent inpatient, foster care, child protection and adoptions, and geriatric populations. She was also a longtime consultant and trainer for the Victims of Crime federal program.

Cole worked part-time at California State University, Fullerton, where she specialized in cross-cultural counseling and at California State University, Long Beach, as a field instructor. She is a former faculty member for the National Association of Social Workers, and in 1998, she was nominated as California’s best practitioner for the Koshland Award. 

She is a dedicated exam licensing trainer as well as a Certified Continuing Education provider for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Board of Registered Nursing and National Association of Forensic Counselors. She is also a member of the International Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 Field Research Team. 

She currently maintains a private practice in Temecula, California, at the Carol Cole Center for Advanced Living and the Addictions & Pain Healing Center.

Awards and Distinction
Michael Lambert PhD Award for clinical excellence, PacifiCare Behavioral Health (2003 & 2006)
Social Worker of the Year Award, Region F, National Association of Social Workers (1997)
Orange County Social Services Award for appreciation of outstanding work with adoptive families (1985)
More awards
Selected Publications

Cole, C.J. (in progress for 2016). State of Mind: Poetry of the DSM V. 

Cole, C.J. (2016). Everything You Need To Become a Competent Clinician & Pass the Licensing Exams, 2nd ed. Huntington Beach, CA: Cole Communications.

Cole, C.J. (2012). Back From the Womb (audio). Huntington Beach, CA: Cole Communications.

Cole, C.J. (2008). Written Exam Prep. Huntington Beach, CA: Cole Communications.

Cole, C.J. (2008). Anxiety & Panic Free Visualization (audio). Huntington Beach, CA: Cole Communications.

Cole, C.J. (2008). Attention & Focus (audio). Huntington Beach, CA: Cole Communications.

Cole, C.J. (2008). Everything You Need To Become a Competent Clinician & Pass the Licensing Exams. Huntington Beach, CA: Cole Communications.

Cole, C.J. (2007). National Licensing Exams. Huntington Beach, CA: Cole Communications.