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Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology

Jeffrey Kyle Christensen

Assistant Professor

Rogers Hall

Dr. Christensen’s research interests include disaster mental health, counselor burnout, and most recently, helping first-responders in disaster relief. He has been deployed to respond to national disasters throughout the country, working with both victims of the disaster, as well as first responders around vicarious traumatization and burnout. Another area of his research is on student evaluation, student remediation, and teaching pedagogies, which he has presented on in several national conferences and workshops. He is a licensed professional counselor in both Oregon and Washington and maintains a small private practice working with clients in areas of racial and sexual traumas, severe anxiety, and wellness. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Counseling Association, Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors, the Western Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors, and is proud to serve as the current President-Elect of the Oregon Counseling Association.

Areas of Expertise

Disaster Mental Health Counseling, Substance Abuse/Dependence, Suicide, At-Risk Youth, Supervision (Practicum/Internship), Counseling Student Retention Policies/Evaluation, Counselor Burnout, Spirituality, Wellness

Current Research

Counseling Student Evaluation, Student Retention/Remediation Policies, Counselor Burnout, Disaster Mental Health Counseling, Fostering Counselor Wellness

Publications

  • Christensen, J. K., Henderson, J. D., & Dorn-Medeiros, C. M. (2019). Navigating Toxic Masculinity in Clients as a beginning Therapist. In B. King, & T. Stewart (Eds.), Cases on Cross-Cultural Counseling Strategies (pp. 264-283). Hershey, PA: IGI Global doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-0022-4. 

  • Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., Christensen, J. K., Lertora, I. M. (2019). Mondays with Mac: An interpersonal journey of cultural humility. In B. King, & T. Stewart (Eds.), Cases on Cross-Cultural Counseling Strategies (pp. 284-304). Hershey, PA: IGI Global doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0022-4.

  • Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., Christensen, J. K., Lertora, I. M., & Croffie, A. L. (in press) Relational strategies for teaching multicultural courses in counselor education. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. [Accepted January 2019].

  • Dorn-Medeiros, C, & Christensen, J. K. (2019). Developing a Rubric for Supervision of Students Counseling LGBTQ Clients. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling,13, (1), 28-44.

  • Christensen, J. K., Dickerman, C., & Dorn-Medeiros, C. (2018). Building a Consensus of the Professional Dispositions of Counseling Students. Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, 11, 1. 

  • Dickerman, C., Christensen, J., Kerl-McClain, S., (2007). Big Breasts and Bad Guys: Depictions of Gender and Race in Video Games. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, Vol 3, 1, 21-29.

Presentations

  • Christensen, J. K., & Henderson, J. D. (October 2019). Master’s level counseling student remediation: Guidelines and practical strategies for counselor educators. Education session presented at the biannual conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL. 
  • Christensen, J. K., & Dorn-Medeiros, C. M., (November 2018). Redefining a culture of evaluation for master’s counseling students: Promoting proactive not reactive response. Education session presented at the biannual Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, California: Santa Rosa.

  • Henderson, J. D., & Christensen, J. K. (November 2018). Disrupting Hate: Integrating Training Clinics with Community Coalitions. Education session presented at the biannual Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, California: Santa Rosa.

  • Christensen, J.K., & Dorn-Medeiros, C.M. (October, 2017). Working with students in the remediation process: Strategies to facilitate professional dispositions. Education sessions presented at the biannual conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.

  • Dorn-Medeiros, C.M., & Christensen, J.K. (October, 2017). Relational pedagogy: Teaching multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice in counselor education. Education session presented at the biannual conference of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Chicago, IL.

  • Christensen, J. K., (April 2013). Reconstructing the System: When a Family Loses a Member to Suicide. International Congress: Association of Martial and Family Therapists, Slovenia: Ljubljana

  • Christensen, J., (May 2012).  How Counselors Make Meaning From Losing a Client to Suicide.  Counseling and Psychotherapy Postgraduate Conference, Edinburgh: Scotland, United Kingdom

Academic Credentials

PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision, The College of William & Mary

M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Lewis & Clark College

BS in Psychology, Washington Statue University