Posts tagged ‘Clinical Mental Health Counseling’

Dr. Vejar Publishes Pair of Journal Articles

Dr. Cynthia Vejar, director and associate professor of clinical mental health counseling, co-authored two recent articles. A Model for Examining Family Health History Awareness and Rethinking How to increase Its Interfamilial and Clinical Utility and Transmission was published in Professional Case Management, 28(1), 45-52Perspectives of college students’ attitudes and knowledge about people with disabilities was published in the British Journal of Special Education, 49(3), 438-462.

Dr. Kitchens Published with Student-Researchers; Presents at Annual Meeting

Dr. Michael B. Kitchens, professor of psychology, co-authored Cognitively accessible words associated with God as effective lexical primes in the Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, 8(2), 78–101 with four current and former student researchers: Isabella Lang ’23, M’25 (clinical mental health counseling 3+2), Sydney Petrasic ’21 (neuroscience), Brian Remper ’16 (criminal justice and psychology), and Brittany Wilson ’16 (psychology). Kitchens also presented his paper, What do people think about God? Investigating a mental representation of God as effective priming stimuli, at the 2022 Annual Meeting for the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion/Religious Research Association in November.  

Dr. Goshorn Published in LGBTQ+ Journal

Dr Jeremy R. Goshorn, assistant professor of clinical mental health counseling, published “Does Meaning-in-Life or Self-Compassion Influence LGBTQ+ Identity or Outness?” in the Journal of LGBTQ+ Issues in Counseling with two co-authors. Their study explored the relationship between self-compassion and meaning-in-life on LGBTQ+ identity and outness. This study adds to the literature and highlights the importance of counseling practitioners promoting positive psychological factors in their work with LGBTQ+ clients.

Dr. Goshorn Publishes Twice

Dr. Jeremy Goshorn, assistant professor of clinical mental health counseling, had two co-authored pieces published recently. The first, Never ready: Addictions counselors dealing with client death, appeared on the Wiley Online Library. This qualitative study explored the impacts of client death on addictions counselors. Next, Dr. Goshorn and colleagues published Hope and Thriving in the LGBTQ+ Community: Impact on the Interaction Between Sexual Identity and Outness in The Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling. The scholars explored “the importance of Hope and Thriving (positive psychology traits) in mediating the complex relationship between LGBTQ identity and navigating the complexities of disclosure and concealment of one’s minority identity.”

CMHC Student Publishes Book

Sammy Nickalls, a student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, recently published “Log Off–Self-Help for the Extremely Online.” According to an announcement from Spruce Books, a Sasquatch Imprint, “Sammy Nickalls created a guided journal to help us improve our relationships with our devices…”