|PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING PROGRAM & SCHOOL COUNSELING CONCENTRATION COORDINATOR
|| Virginia S. Dansby , (Ginny.Dansby@mtsu.edu) Professor, Ed.D., Counseling Psychology, West Virginia University, 1989. Dr. Dansby
was a secondary school counselor for 6 years, is a National Certified Counselor (NCC),
and is a licensed psychologist (HSP) with a part time private practice in Murfreesboro.
Active in professional organizations, she has served as president of the TN Association.
for Counselor Education and Supervision, member of the Executive Board of the TN Counseling
Association, member of the Executive Board of the TN School Counselors Association
(TSCA) and chair of the Awards Committee for Southern Association for Counselor Education
and Supervision. She was presented the Outstanding Post-Secondary Counselor award
for 2003-04 by the TSCA and the Dr. Charles Thompson Counselor Educator of the Year
Award for 2007-08 by TACES. Her research interests include group counseling/therapy
process, development of empathy, and school counseling issues. Dr. Dansby has made
numerous presentations at state, regional, and national professional meetings of ACA,
APA, ASCA, and their divisions.
|PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
|| Ellen K. Slicker , (Ellen.Slicker@mtsu.edu) Professor, has her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in School Psychology, 1991, her
Ed.S. from the University of Northern Colorado in Counseling Psychology, 1983, and
her MS from Kansas University in School Counseling, 1971. She has 7 years experience
as a K-12 school counselor, 13 years as a mental health counselor, and many years
as a school psychologist. Dr. Slicker is a Tennessee licensed psychologist (HSP) with
a part-time private practice in Murfreesboro and is listed in the National Register
of Health Service Providers in Psychology. In addition, she is a National Certified
Counselor (NCC) and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S). She is a past
president of the Tennessee Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and
was awarded the Middle TN Counseling Association Counselor of the Year Award for 2004-05
and the Counselor Advocate of the Year Award for 2006-07 and 2009-10. Dr. Slicker's
research and professional interests are parenting style, adolescent development, family
dysfunction, and play therapy. She has made numerous research presentations at professional
conferences including APA, NASP, SEPA, and ASCA with research publications in these
areas, as well.
|CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING CONCENTRATION COORDINATOR
|| Christopher J. Quarto , (Chris.Quarto@mtsu.edu) Professor, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
1992. Prior to joining the Professional Counseling faculty, Dr. Quarto worked in Michigan
and Wisconsin as a clinical mental health counselor and private practice psychologist,
respectively. He worked closely with school personnel and pediatricians concerning
children and adolescents who exhibited a variety of psychological disorders, in particular
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD). He is a licensed psychologist (HSP)
and licensed professional counselor (Michigan) and has a part-time private practice
in which he provides counseling services to individuals as well as psychological testing
and consultation services to area schools. Dr. Quarto is a certified Active Parenting parent educator and trainer of parent educators, Distance Credentialed Counselor
(DCC) and Certified Online Instructor (COI). He is past president of the Tennessee
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Quarto was awarded the 2007
– 2008 College of Education and Behavioral Science Teaching Award and the University
College 2012 Distinguished Educator in Distance Education Award. In addition to ADHD,
his research interests include counselor development and supervision, school counselor
credibility, and applications of technology to counseling. Click here to view Dr. Quarto's vita.
|CLINICAL DIRECTOR/DIRECTOR OF THE MTSU CENTER FOR COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
|| Robin Wilbourn Lee , (Robin.Lee@mtsu.edu) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision, Mississippi State
University, 1997. Dr. Lee is a faculty member in the Professional Counseling program
at Middle Tennessee State University, specializing in clinical mental health counseling.
She serves as the Director of the MTSU Center for Counseling and Psychological Services.
Prior to joining MTSU, Dr. Lee held faculty positions in counseling programs at The
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Columbus State University in Columbus,
Georgia. She earned a M.Ed. in Community Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology from
Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. Dr. Lee is a Licensed Professional
Counselor (LPC) in Tennessee. She is professionally active in the Association for
Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Southern Association for Counselor
Education and Supervision (SACES), the Tennessee Association for Counselor Education
and Supervision (TACES), and the Tennessee Licensed Professional Counselors Association
(TLPCA). Dr. Lee is the co-editor of The Tennessee Counseling Association Journal.
|CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING FACULTY MEMBER
|| Michelle C. Stevens , (Michelle.Stevens@mtsu.edu) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Counselor Education, Kent State University, 2010. Prior
to joining the Professional Counseling faculty, Dr. Stevens instructed at Youngstown
State University, Cleveland State University, and Kent State University. Her pedagogical
experiences range from group counseling, practicum, internship, diversity in healthcare,
to multicultural counseling. Dr. Stevens is a supervising licensed clinical counselor
in Ohio, and has practiced in several mental health agencies,focusing on inner city
children and their families. Her scope of practice includes providing services in
the home, schools, and clinic settings. She has also provided CBT to women diagnosed
with PTSD at a battered women's shelter. Dr. Stevens has presented at the Ohio Counseling
Association and was closely involved in a service learning project aimed at increasing
multicultural awareness in staff at a local agency in northeast Ohio. Her areas of
interest are: multicultural counseling and awareness, supervision, effective practicum
and counselor training, child and adolescent therapy, family therapy, and play therapy.