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Counseling Faculty

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Michelle Brasfield, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, University of Memphis (2015). Burnout and vicarious traumatization, wellness intervention, college and career readiness, and creative counseling for youth. Dr. Brasfield is Coordinator of the School Counseling Program.


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Melanie Burgess, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University (2019). School counselor preparation and clinical supervision, evidence-based practices in PK-12 settings, and assessment. Dr. Burgess is Co-coordinator of the Ph.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision.


Dr. Pam Cogdal

Pamela A. Cogdal, Ph.D., Clinical Professor, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (1989). Career and work-life balance, practice outcomes, assessment, suicide prevention, and couples/relationship issues. Dr. Cogdal is the Counseling Division Director, and Coordinator of Internship and Practicum for all Counseling programs.


Dr. Ellmo

Frances Ellmo, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Memphis (2020).


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Leigh Falls Holman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University (2009). Job stress and burnout among human service professionals; the intersection of trauma, substance and process addictions and interpersonal violence across the lifespan; neurosequential experiential and relational interventions; clinical training and supervision of front-line staff (correction officers, psych techs, foster patents, police, medical staff, teachers) and counselors (mental health & school).

Trauma, Addiction, & Offender Issues (TAO) Project


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Chi Li, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Old Dominion University (2019). Primary research interest is counselor education and supervision, especially around supervisee disclosure in supervision, deliberate practice in counseling, supervision and research training. Additional research interests include measurement development in counseling and supervision and integrated behavioral healthcare.


Murphy

Patrick D. Murphy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Auburn University (2018). Counselor training and supervision, especially around multicultural competencies with a focus on intersections of identities. Additional research interests include engaging with veterans/military personnel with counseling and crisis intervention.


schauss 

Eraina Schauss, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, George Washington University (2011). Child cognitive, behavioral, emotional and neurodevelopment, family systems therapy, career development and coaching. Dr. Schauss is Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.

The Brain Lab 


Steve W

Steven L. West, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Texas Tech University (2000). Access to care, substance misuse and addiction, military and veteran health, moral injuries, and disability science. Dr. West is Co-coordinator of the Ph.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision, Coordinator of the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling Programs, and Coordinator of the Disability Support Services certificate program.

West Lab 


Steve Z

Stephen Zanskas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Michigan State University (2007). Development of consultation skills in graduate rehabilitation counseling education programs, psychosocial aspects of disability, professional issues, and ethics.