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Counseling Psychology

Jeffrey Kyle Christensen

Assistant Professor

Rogers Hall

Personal Statement

Whether you are considering or have committed to a career in counseling, congratulations are in order! The life of a counselor is an esteemed one, filled with meaningful exchanges and purpose.  Working with youth and families around suicide, I learned lessons on gratitude and was afforded a new perspective on life, that I am truly better for.  I very much hope that your journey will provide the same.  Regardless of whether you choose to pursue an education at Lewis and Clark (though I hope you do) I encourage you to enjoy it. Enjoy this process, complete with its rewards and challenges, its apexes and valleys.  Because it is through this process that we grow and become the counselors we are meant to be.

Areas of Expertise

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 2015 The College of William & Mary; M.A. 2007 Lewis & Clark College; BS Washington State University