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Rafe McCullough

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Rafe McCullough is an Assistant Professor at Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling. His teaching and scholarship interests focus on advocacy, multicultural and social justice, LGBTQ and especially transgender concerns in counseling. Prior to coming to Lewis & Clark, he served as a professional school counselor and as a clinical mental health counselor. His training has also allowed him the opportunity to supervise, teach, and support many students in school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and school psychology programs. Dr. McCullough served on Professional Education Advisory Board for school counseling at Seattle University from 2008-2013, and on the American Counseling Association (ACA) CACREP Revisions Committee in 2013. Most recently, he served on the Multicultural Competency Revision Committee for The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) and as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC). He is a member of several professional counseling organizations. He was recently awarded the American Counseling Association (ACA) Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award, and was recognized by the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) as an Emerging Leader.

Areas of Expertise

Affirmative counseling with transgender and LGBQ individuals, multicultural & social justice counseling competencies, advocacy in schools, group counseling, school counseling, college counseling

Current Research

Dr. McCullough is currently finishing a qualitative study, together with colleagues on the experiences of master’s students of color in counseling programs.

Publications

McCullough, R., Dispenza, F., Parker, L.K., Viehl, C. J., Chang, C.Y., & Murphy, T. M. (2017). The counseling experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming clients. Journal of Counseling and Development, 95(4).

Ratts, M. J., Singh, A. A., Nassar-McMillan, S., Butler, S. K., & McCullough, J.R. (2016, February). Multicultural and social justice counseling competencies: Practical applications in counseling. Counseling Today.

Ratts, M.J., McCullough, J.R., & Rubel, D. (2016). Diversity and social justice issues in counseling and psychotherapy. In D. Capuzzi & D. R. Gross (Eds.), Counseling and psychotherapy: Theories and interventions (6th ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Ratts, M. J., Singh, A. A., Nassar-McMillan, S., Butler, S. K., & McCullough, J.R. (2016). Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies: Guidelines for the counseling profession. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 44(1), 28–48.

Ratts, M.J., Singh, A.A., Nassar-McMillan, S., Butler, S.K., McCullough, J.R. (2015). Multicultural and social justice counseling competencies. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/competencies/multicultural-and-social-justice-counseling-competencies.pdf?sfvrsn=20

McCullough, J.R. & Winninghoff, A.C. (2014). Social justice counseling practices: Affirming queer pluralism with LGBQ clients. In Ratts, M.J. & Pedersen, P.B. (2014). Counseling for multiculturalism and social justice: Integration, theory, and application. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Ratts, M.J., Kaloper, M., McReady, C., Tighe, L., Butler, S.K., Dempsey, K., & McCullough, J.R. (2013). Safe Space Programs: Creating a Visible Presence of LGBTQ Allies in K-12 Schools. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling.

Ratts, M. J. & McCullough, J.R. (2013). The highlands ability battery. In Wood, C. & Hays, D. (Eds.), A counselor’s guide to career assessment instruments. (6th ed.). Broken Arrow: National Career Development Association.

Presentations

NATIONAL

Chan, C. D., Farmer, L. B., Hughes, K. L., Erby, A. N., McCullough, R., Ford, D. J., Filmore, J. M. (2016, September). Utilizing an intersectionality model to promote ally development: Privilege and oppression at the crossroads. Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Ratts, M. J., Singh, A. A., Nasser-McMillan, S., Butler, S. K., & McCullough, J. R. (2016, April). Multicultural and social justice counseling competencies: Guidelines for the profession. American Counseling Association Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

McCullough, J. R., Viehl, C., Rumsey, A., & Dispenza, F. (2015, October). The counseling experiences of transgender clients: Implications for counselors and counselor educators. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Viehl, C., McCullough, J.R., & Dispenza, F. (2015, October). Sexual minority mental health practitioners and minority stress: Implications in counselor burnout and coping. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Rumsey, A., Elston, N., & McCullough, J.R. (2015, October). Refugee youth: What do school counselors in training need to know. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Ratts, M. J., Singh, A. A., Nasser-McMillan, S., Butler, S. K., & McCullough, J. R. (2015, October). Multicultural counseling competencies revision: Updates from the AMCD MCCs revision committee.Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Rumsey, A. & McCullough, J. R. (2015, September). School Counselors Using a Multi-tiered Approach to Serving the Needs or All Students: Tips for Collecting, Presenting, and Evaluating Data to Support Student Development. Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling Conference, Memphis, TN.

Viehl, C., McCullough, J.R., & Dispenza, F., (2014, September). Personal experiences of LGBQ mental health professional burnout. Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling Conference, New Orleans, LA. (poster presentation)

 

REGIONAL

Varney, M., McCullough, R., Huffstead, M., & Chang, C.Y. (October, 2016). Resisting racism and remaining resilient: The experiences of master’s level students of color. Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Huffstead, M., McCullough, R., & Tolleson, A. (2016, October). Creative approaches to incorporating the new Multicultural Social Justice Counseling Competencies into clinical supervision. Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Dispenza, F.,Viehl, C., McCullough, J.R., & Standish, J. (2014, October). Counselor educator competencies in working with sexual and gender minority clients. Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Birmingham, AL.

Viehl, C., McCullough, J.R., & Dispenza, F., (2014, October).  A comparative study of LGBQ and heterosexual MHP burnout. Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Birmingham, AL.

Dispenza, F., Elston, N., McCullough, J.R., Murphy, T., Viehl, C. (2014, October). Sexual orientation and gender diversity competencies of counselor educators. Southern Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Birmingham, AL.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D., Counselor Education & Practice, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

M.A., Counseling, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

B.A., Philosophy, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN