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 Dr. Mary Whitfield-Williams 

 

SPOTLIGHT

Education

Dr. Mary Whitfield-Williams earned her Ph.D., in Counselor Education and Supervision at the College of William and Mary. She obtained her Master’s in Agency Counseling from North Carolina Central University and her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Criminal Justice from North Carolina Central University as well.

Teaching Emphasis

  • Human Development and Education
  • Social and Cultural Diversity
  • Career Counseling

Research Interests and Practitioner Experience

Dr. Whitfield-Williams’ research interests include social justice advocacy among licensed counselors, technology and supervision, and cognitive development among adult learners. She has presented her research on both local and national levels. Dr. Whitfield-Williams’ has a wealth of counseling experience in multiple settings including private practice, therapeutic foster care, residential settings, intensive in-home, day treatment, and outpatient therapy among individuals, families, and groups. She was also featured in the Counseling Today publication.

Licensure and Certification

  • National Board Certified Counselor
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor  
  • Licensed Professional Counselor

Professional Association Membership

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina (LPCANC)
  • North Atlantic Region Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES)
  • American Multicultural Counselor Development (AMCD)
  • Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ)

Selected Publications

Haskins, N., Whitfield-Williams, M., Shillingford, M. A. (In Review) The Experience of Black Students in Predominately White Counselor Education Programs

Shillingford, M. A., Trice-Black, S., & Whitfield-Williams, M. (In Review). Children with incarcerated parents: A child-centered play therapy approach. In L. Fazio- Griffith & J. Curry’s, Integrating Play Techniques in Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (Edited).

Selected Conference Presentations

National Presentations

Whitfield-Williams M., Haskins, N. (March, 2012). Counselor Education:  The Black Student Perspective.  American Counseling Association AMCD Graduate Student Research Symposium. San Francisco, CA

Whitfield-Williams M., Haskins, N. (October, 2011). Counselor Education:  The Black Student Perspective.  Presented at the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors. Nashville, TN

Haskins, N., Whitfield-Williams, M. (March, 2011). School Counselor Advocacy Inventory. Presented at the American Counseling Association. New Orleans, LA

State Presentations

Whitfield-Williams, M., Hale, J., & Love, G. (November, 2012).  Jump Starting the Dialogue on Ethnocentric Monoculturalism:  Utilizing the Canadian-Mexican Cultural Assessment Technique.  Presented at PASSHE Summit. Slippery Rock, PA  

Whitfield-Williams, M. (October, 2011). Social Justice Advocacy: Did Counselors Get the Memo?  Presented at 14th Annual Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina. Winston Salem, NC

Whitfield-Williams, M. (February, 2011).  Counselor Education:  The Black Student Perspective. Presented at Virginia Association Counselor Education and Supervision Graduate Student Conference. Williamsburg, VA

Haskins, N., Heywood, K., Whitfield-Williams, M. (October, 2010). The Other Side of Multiculturalism. Presented at Virginia Counselors Association Conference. Williamsburg, VA

Whitfield-Williams, M. (October, 2010). What’s Your Supervisory Tech-nitude? Presented at Virginia Counselors Association Conference. Williamsburg, VA

Whitfield-Williams, M. (October, 2010). Counselor Education:  The Black Perspective. Presented at Virginia Counselors Association Conference. Williamsburg, VA

Whitfield-Williams M. (October, 2010). Integrated Developmental Supervision Model with Deliberate Psychological Education. Presented at 13th Annual Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina. Cary, NC 

Whitfield-Williams M. (October, 2010). Person-Centered Theory in Working with LBGT Adolescents.  Presented at 13th Annual Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina. Cary, NC

Whitfield-Williams M. (February, 2010). Integrated Developmental Supervision Model.  Presented at Virginia Association Counselor Education and Supervision Graduate Student Conference.  Williamsburg, VA

Whitfield-Williams M. (October, 2008). Collaboration with Others and the Effects on Treatment.  Presented at 11th Annual Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina Conference Presenter. Cary, VA


Dr. Mary Whitfield-Williams
Assistant Professor

Office Location:
021 Carruth Rizza Hall
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: (724) 738-4577
m.whitfield-williams@sru.edu

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