My philosophy of education is to promote student learning in an environment which is safe and supportive for both students and staff. The overall health of an individual or an entire university relies on the premise that all individuals in the system are valuable and worthy of respect.
Ph.D. In Counseling Psychology, New Mexico State University
M.A. In Counseling and Guidance, New Mexico State University
B.S. In Psychology, Minor in Biology, Wayland Baptist University
Research and academic interests
My interests are multifaceted and include: individual counseling; group counseling; crisis intervention; psychological assessment; referral to community agencies; consultation & case staffing with school counselors/social workers; consultation with teachers, administrators, & parents; behavior management consultation; psychoeducational workshops & training; development of psychoeducational materials; and liaison & outreach with community agencies. Healthy work relations and cooperative group efforts are an integral part of my work values.
Courses taught at WNMU
COUN 501 The Counseling Profession: Legal/Ethical/Professional/Issues
COUN 525 Child/Adolescent Development Counseling
COUN 529 Grief/Loss/Trauma Counseling
COUN 581 Counseling Practicum
COUN 582 Internship in Counseling
American Counseling Association
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
New Mexico School Psychology Association
Grant County Therapist In The Schools
New Mexico Public Education Department: Independent School Psychologist (Level 2; Type 906)
New Mexico Public Education Department: Supervising Guidance & Counseling (Level 3A; Type 600)
Hobbies, personal interests, and/or community involvement
I enjoy gardening, playing the guitar & singing, hiking, eclectic cooking, and local history.