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TEACHING AND SUPERVSION EXPERIENCE

“Tell me and I forget; teach me and I remember; involve me and I learn.”
— Benjamin Franklin —

 

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELOR EDUCATION
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

May 2019 - Present

  • Supervising and/or teaching students within the CACREP-accredited Mental Health Services (MHS) Program, including the following:

    • Counseling Theories and Techniques (MHS 6401), a graduate course in the Department of Counselor Education, examining the cognitive-behavioral and other counseling theories with an emphasis on the competencies, skills, and techniques associated with these theories

    • Issues in Mental Health Counseling Practice (MHS 6701), a graduate course in the Department of Counselor Education, examining the profession of mental health counseling, including its history, identity, roles, and trends

    • Practicum in Mental Health Counseling Practice (MHS 6800), the first of three advanced graduate courses in the Department of Counselor Education, involving individuals, families, and groups in field placement settings, along with a university-based seminar in which skills and competencies are evaluated in case reports and session presentations

    • Advanced Practicum in Mental Health Counseling Practice (MHS 6801), the second of three advanced graduate courses in the Department of Counselor Education, involving individuals, families, and groups in field placement settings, along with a university-based seminar in which skills and competencies are evaluated in case reports and session presentations

    • Internship in Mental Health Counseling Practice (MHS 6830), the final of three advanced graduate courses in the Department of Counselor Education, involving individuals, families, and groups in field placement settings, along with a university-based seminar in which skills and competencies are evaluated in case reports and session presentations

  • Revising the curriculum and syllabi to meet current professional practice and accreditation standards

  • Developing and administering all in-class and/or online examinations, assignments, lectures, and discussions, while offering competent and qualified clinical supervision

  • Monitoring and evaluating all of the course requirements according to rubrics

  • Maintaining an open, academic, and professional dialogue with all students in order to outline the course expectations and requirements, while providing timely and formative feedback

  • Utilizing the video teleconferencing applications, Zoom and Cisco Webex, along with the web-based Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas, as a supplement or alternative to in-class activities

INSTRUCTOR, DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELOR EDUCATION
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

January 2018 - May 2019

  • Taught appointed courses in Student Development Services (SDS), including the following:

    • Career and Lifespan Development (SDS 3340), an undergraduate course averaging 40 students per semester, covering the theory and practical application of career and lifespan development skills

    • Interpersonal Communication (SDS 4410), an undergraduate course averaging 40 students per semester, covering the theory and application of interpersonal communication skills

  • Developed and designed the courses and syllabi according to the three C’s (Content; Critical Thinking; Communication) of the State Advisory Committee (SAC)

  • Created all of the online examinations, assignments, and discussion boards via Canvas

  • Monitored and evaluated all of the course requirements according to rubrics designed for each of the assignments

  • Maintained an open, academic, and professional dialogue with all students in order to outline the course expectations and requirements, while providing timely and formative feedback

GRADUATE CONSULTANT, GRADUATE COLLEGE
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

January 2018 - May 2018

  • Initiated a first-time collaboration between the Graduate College and the Department of Counselor Education in support of graduate students’ academic, professional, and personal achievement

  • Conducted in-person, individual consultation and advisory services to a diverse group of graduate students and their concerns (e.g., degree-related difficulties, time management problems, school-work-life balance struggles, etc.)

  • Provided brief, solution-focused interventions specifically targeted toward graduate students with degree completion issues and problems

  • Utilized the evidence-based, interpersonal counseling approach of Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) to facilitate in the interpretation and remediation process

GRADUATE ASSISTANT, DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELOR EDUCATION
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

January 2016 - December 2017

  • Assisted faculty in the instruction, supervision, guidance, and grading of masters-level counseling students

  • Developed and created counseling skills case exemplars, while providing formative feedback and individual coaching on the case conceptualizations and simulated counseling techniques of masters-level counseling students

  • Provided deliberate practice coaching to masters-level counseling students in order to monitor their progress, competence, and skill acquisition in case conceptualization

  • Developed and drafted transcriptions of a complete diagnostic evaluation interview and Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) intervention for a specified client presentation

  • Planned and recorded (DVD format) a standardized diagnostic evaluation interview and CBASP intervention, playing both the roles of counselor and client

  • Drafted and prepared the exit exam scoring sheet and rubric for the master’s program

  • Participated as a standardized client (specified presentation) and rater in the exit exams of counselor trainees for both the Practicum in Counseling (MHS 6800) and Internship in Counseling (MHS 6830)

  • Engaged in weekly face-to-face supervision meetings and adhered to supervisors’ instructional methods for assessment and classroom dynamics

  • Courses included the following: Psychopathology in Counseling (MHS 6070); Counseling Theories and Techniques (MHS 6401); Practicum in Counseling (MHS 6800); Advanced Practicum in Counseling (MHS 6801); Internship in Counseling (MHS 6830)

  • Supervisors included the following: Len T. Sperry, MD, Ph.D.; Jon Sperry, Ph.D.; Christina Ladd, Ph.D.; George Stoupas, Ph.D.

AFFILIATE FACULTY, COUNSELING@NORTHWESTERN
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

September 2020 - Present

  • Teaching appointed courses in the online, CACREP-accredited Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, including the following:

    • Theory and Technique of Substance Abuse Counseling (COUN 452-6), a graduate course reviewing key concepts necessary to understand substance and behavioral addictions from both a psychodynamic- and pragmatic-based approach to addictions counseling

    • Ethics and Legal Issues in Counseling (COUN 483-6), a graduate course in understanding the ACA ethical standards and their application to treatment, along with a review of ethical decision-making models and major ethical and legal issues in the practice of professional counseling

  • Collaborating with core faculty in the development and delivery of curricula, asynchronous and synchronous material, and supplemental content

  • Conducting weekly synchronized discussions and lectures, while facilitating all of the asynchronous assignments, discussions, and material

  • Monitoring and evaluating all of the course requirements and assignments according to rubrics

  • Maintaining an open, academic, and professional dialogue with all students in order to outline the course expectations and requirements, while providing timely and formative feedback

  • Utilizing the video teleconferencing application, Zoom, and the web-based Learning Management System (LMS), 2U, for all synchronized class activities