Office: Miller Hall 207
PhD degree in Counselor Education and Supervision (2009)
CACREP-Accredited. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Specialization: Child and Adolescent Development: School Counseling Issues
Minor: Educational Psychology
Dissertation: Self-Efficacy as a Mediator in the Relationship Between Non-Counseling Roles and Wellness in School Counselors
Chair: Loretta Bradley, PhD MEd degree in Counselor Education (2003) CACREP-Accredited. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Specialization: School & Community Counseling MEd degree in Elementary Education (1998) Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
BA degree in Psychology (1991) Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Minor: Political Science
Nebraska Licensed Professional Counselor #3868
Texas Licensed Professional Counselor #60684
National Certified Counselor #96029
Texas Educator Certificate: Elementary Reading (Grades 1-8), Lifetime Certification
Texas Educator Certificate: Elementary Self-Contained (Grades 1-8), Lifetime Certification
Critical Incident Stress Management: Group Crisis Intervention, Individual Crisis Intervention.
My current appointment as Associate Professor of Counseling at Chadron State College has given me the opportunity to advise, teach, and shape the School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs. My teaching focus in foundation courses such as Ethics, Theories, and Counseling and Communication Skills allows me to participate in the beginning stages of young counselor identity. Additionally, I am a CACREP Site-Team Reviewer, as well as lead faculty assigned to writing the CSC Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Self-Study as we seek CACREP accreditation.
Born and raised a Texan, I have lived in various places in Texas and California before teaching at CSC. When not teaching, my favorite activities are traveling, reading, hiking, music, and spending time with my three 4-legged children. I share my home with a former, now land-locked, surfer named Deane who is a Professor in the CSC English and Humanities Department, a German Shepherd, Australian Shepherd, and Scottish Deerhound.
I’ve been on the faculty here at Chadron State College since 2009 after earning my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision with a minor in Educational Psychology from Texas Tech University. My specialty area is in child and adolescent development and school issues; a focus on feminist counseling guides me in my individual and professional growth.
Additionally, I have MEd’s in School Counseling, and Elementary Education with a lifelong Texas Teaching Certification. I am a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Nebraska with additional training in Critical Incident Stress Management. My counseling employment spans a broad range of experiences in the field, including: IRB SUPPORT Grant Coordinator and Licensed Professional in the Healing Arts at Texas Tech Health Science Center (Dept of Psychiatry, TTHSC Pediatrics), Counselor/Team Leader at PsychSpring Geriatric counseling service, and counseling faculty at Chadron State College. These opportunities and others have shaped my professional career.
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