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Rafe McCullough

Assistant Professor

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Dr. McCullough’s teaching and scholarship center on multicultural and social justice counseling and advocacy, addressing aspects of identity in counseling, disability, and affirming counseling practices for queer, trans and nonbinary youth and adults. Prior to coming to Lewis & Clark, he served as a professional school counselor and as a clinical mental health counselor.

Dr. McCullough has been active in many American Counseling Association (ACA) divisions, including the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ), The Society for Sexual, Affectational, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities in counseling (SAIGE), and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). He is currently the chair for the Diversity within School Systems Committee for the Oregon Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (OAMCD).

Dr. McCullough is one of the authors of the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies. He has been awarded the American Counseling Association Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award, and was recognized by the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) as an Emerging Leader. In 2020, Dr. McCullough was awarded the Counselors for Social Justice Reese House Social Justice Advocate of the Year Award

Areas of Expertise

Affirmative counseling with queer, trans & nonbinary youth and adults, multicultural & social justice counseling competencies, disability, addressing identity in counseling, group counseling, school counseling, clinical mental health counseling, college counseling

Publications

McCullough, R., Dispenza, F., Chang, C. Y., & Zeligman, M. R. (2019). Correlates and predictors of anti-transgender prejudice. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity6(3), 359-368. doi:10.1037/sgd0000334 

Varney, M., Chang, C.Y., McCullough, R., Huffstead, M., & Smith, J. (2019). A phenomenological study of the experiences of master’s level students of color in counseling programs. Teaching and Supervision in Counseling,1(2), 31-45. doi:10.7290/tsc010203

McCullough, R. (2019). Blowing up in science class or getting trapped in the system. In C. Wood, T. Portman, & H. Fye (Eds.). Critical Incidents in School Counseling. (3rd ed.). American Counseling Association: Alexandria, VA.

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), 423-434.doi: 10.1002/jcad.12157

Smith, J. A., McCullough, R., Critchlow, C., & Luke, M. (2017). Proposing an initiative research methodology for LGBTQ+ youth: Photo-elicitation and thematic analysis. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 11(4), 271-284. doi.org/10.1080/15538605.2017.1380557

Viehl, C., Dispenza, F., McCullough, R., & Guvensel, K. (2017). Burnout among sexual minority mental health practitioners: Investigating correlates and predictors. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 4(3), 354-361. doi:10.1037/sgd0000236

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.

Presentations

NATIONAL

McCullough, R., DeLeon, A., & Hadraba, H. (2019, October). Cultivating cultural and intellectual humility in the counselor education classroom. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Seattle, WA.

McCullough, R., Glosoff, H., Christian, A., Ibrahim, F., Aranez Litam, S. (2019, March). Difficult Dialogues: Navigating Culturally Challenging Situations. American Counseling Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Hunter, T. & McCullough, R. (2018, September). Rainbow colored butterflies, a metaphor for resilience: Working with LGBTQ+ clients experiencing chronic illness and disability. Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling Conference, Portland, OR.

Proctor, J., McCullough, R., Whitaker, R., Dispenza, F., Keefe-Cooperman, K. & (2018, April). Improving Transitions: Building TGNC Competencies and Alliances in K–12 Settings. American Counseling Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Glosoff, H., McCullough, R., Paige Band, M., Holcomb-McCoy, C., Hunter, T., Watts, R., & Christian, A. (2018, April). Practicing Cultural Encounters: Responding with Competence. American Counseling Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Smith, J., McCullough, R., Critchow, C., & Tolleson, A. (2017, September). Gender nonconforming youth & safety: Utilizing photo-elicitation and thematic analysis. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL.

Rumsey, A., McCullough, R., & Golubovic, N. (2017, September). Exploring the impact of secondary exposure to trauma on school counselors. Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, IL.

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.

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.

 REGIONAL

McCullough, R. (November, 2018). Helping transgender teens and young adults navigate dating & sexual intimacy. Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Santa Rosa, CA.

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.

 STATE

Dorn-Medeiros, C., & McCullough, R. (2019, April). LGBTQI Youth: Creating Safety and Countering Microaggressions. Oregon School Based Mental Health Summit. Bend, OR.

McCullough, R. (2017, November). Understanding the unique needs of transgender & gender nonconforming students. Oregon GED Summit. Tigard, OR.

Academic Credentials

PhD, Counselor Education & Practice, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

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

BA, Philosophy, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN