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Barbara Fouts

Barbara FoutsBarbara Fouts, Psy.D., is the Acting Assistant Director for Team Supervision in Career Services at Northern Illinois University. Her primary responsibilities focus on counseling students in career decision making and aiding them in the search for internships and jobs. Prior to working in Career Services, Fouts worked as a staff psychologist for NIU’s Counseling and Student Development Center for 18 years, serving as a clinical counselor, Assistant Director, and Training Director for much of her tenure. Fouts now works as a liaison with the College of Health and Human Sciences and the Center for Access-Ability Resources in addition to performing outreach presentations and supervising two career counselors.

Having an expertise in counseling, career assessment, supervision, and administration, Dr. Fouts works with every step of the career decision making process and approaches each student as an individual with unique needs and concerns. Fouts values her compassion and sense of humor and, with years of NIU experience, is able to help students make connections and find resources on campus that will assist them in their career development.